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What causes shooting pain in right arm and shoulder?

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I HAVE A SHOOTING PAIN IN MY RIGHT ARM, I CANT SLEEP ON MY SHOULDER IT'S PAINFUL, SOMETIMES I HAVE TINGLES IN MY FINGERS AND I HAVE TO RUB MY ARM ALMOST ALL DAY, IT'S MY RIGHT ARM.
I WAS TOLD THAT I JUST HAD A BONE SCAN, NO PROBLEM.
Posted Wed, 6 Aug 2014 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
you may need MRI cervical spine.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have studied your case.
There is possibility of disc compression at cervical spine. Leading to nerve root compression and shooting pain in right arm
I will advise you to get MRI cervical spine.
Physiotherapy plays important role in treatment.
Local injection shot may help you.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer your question. Take care. .
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