Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Have been moving and doing lots of heavy lifting. Had

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Practicing since : 1983
Answered : 918 Questions
Have been moving and doing lots of heavy lifting. Had pain in back upper right back/shoulder area. Thought was pinched nerve. Following day developed weakness in right arm on all up and down right side. Went to ER where they checked EKG and Stroke. Checked out okay and sent home with steroids and muscle relaxers. Followed up with personal doctor and he thought popped disk in upper spine. In process of scheduling MRI but have not heard anything yet. ER visit was 2 weeks ago Tuesday. Numbness and pain has subsided but not gone away. Have minor pain lower ride side (back and hip area) and feel little bit of knot in lower spine. Had one instance of blood in urine about a week ago.
Sun, 4 Feb 2018 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be pressure on one of the nerves.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
The pain , you had in right upper back/ shoulder area could most probably be due to pressure on one of the nerves which has reduced with medications and passage of time. I think to confirm the diagnosis MRI is a must and try to schedule it ASAP.
In the meantime continue pain killers , Muscle relaxants and start doing muscle strengthening exercises ( For neck and upper back- physio is going to teach you the exercises).
Blood in urine could be related to stress but generally has no direct relation.
Thanx for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor