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Acute pain in shoulder blade and neck, giddiness, numbness in arm. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i have been suffering from acute pain under my shoulder blade
User:more severe in the right
User:this is accompanied by neck pain
User:giddiness and numbnes in my right arm
User:the xray seems clear, so does the Cervical MRI
User:I m not sure what to do next
User:can u suggest something?
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Are you on any other medications?
User:Eltroxin 125 mg for thyroid
Doctor:Let me guide you regarding this.
User:and some pain killers to manage pain
Doctor:The pain and numbness which you mentioned usually occurs when there is a cervical spine issue.
Doctor:Was the MRI done for your cervical spine?
User:with a screening of the entire spine
User:my ortho mentioned tht the MRI is normal
Doctor:Since it was normal, there is no need to worry.
Doctor:It was the right thing that you have done by consulting the ortho.
Doctor:It seems that the pain killers you are using might not be helping you much.
Doctor:It might be needed to recheck with the doctor if the pain is persisting.
User:do i need to consult an orho again?
Doctor:As the pain is persisting, you may have to consult again.
User:do u think this pain could be because of stress or emotional disturbance?
Doctor:Iw ill explain how it occurs. That might help you to better understand the situation.
Doctor:As explained before, your investigations seem to be fine.
Doctor:Only way is to see again, if there is any other organic causes.
Doctor:If nothing is there, then the only possibility remaining is stress. It does not mean that you are thinking that there is a pain.
Doctor:Sometimes, stress causes release of certain chemicals in the body.
Doctor:This itself will cause pain at different parts.
Doctor:So as you said, sometimes this also might be a cause.
Doctor:But this can be confirmed only by a orthopedic surgeon.
Doctor:, after a proper physical examination and nvestigations.
User:should I see a cervical spine specialist?
Doctor:Orthopedician would be fine.
User:can u recommend a good doctor?
Doctor:Sure, I can guide you with that.
Doctor:May I know where you are placed?
Doctor:Can you please confirm your mobile number?
Doctor:Our customer care executive will be giving you a call soon, and would be guiding you regarding this.
User:ok thanks for your time doctor
Doctor:They would also be helping you to get an appointment.
Doctor:Hope you have followed my suggestions.
User:yes thank you
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:no that would be it
User:thanks again and have a great day
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:You are always welcome to ask us for any health related suggestions.
Doctor:Have a nice Evening!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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