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Suffering with pinched nerve in neck causing shoulder pain. No relief with physiotherapy. Any suggestions?

i AM SUFFERING A PINCHED NERVE IN MY NECK WHICH RESULTED IN PAIN ACROSS MY LEFT SHOULDER THIS CONDITION HAS EXISTED FOR ABOUT 6 WEEKS NOW AND IS AGREVATED BY DRIVNG MY CAR, I HAVE HAD WEEKLY MASSAGE BY BOTH MASUERS AND PHYSIOTHERAPISTS BUT WITH NO REAL IMPROVEMENT I COULD NO LONGER AFFORD TO CONTINUE THE TREATMENT. THE CONDITION HAS CHANGE SLIGHTLY FOR THE BETTER IN THAT IT NOW PAINS BEHIND THE SCAPULAR AND MAY BE MOVING DOWN TO JUST ABOVE THE ELBOW . ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
From description it seems pain in shoulder and arm is due to pinched nerve in neck.
If there is no relief with physiotherapy, get a MRI done under guidence of your orthopaedic to see any disc bulge causing compression over nerve roots. In this case surgery (disectomy) is another option to decompress the nerve roots.
Hope this will helps you.
You can contact me directly through my profile.
Regards
Dr Saurabh gupta
docsaurabhmzpr@gmail.com
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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