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Back pain when moving head or shoulder. Tingling and numbness in arm

I am living in Guyana. I am currently experiencing a sharp pain in my upper back when i move my head or shoulder . the pain seems to locate left under my muscles around the shoulder blade and spine . The pain then extends to the back of my left arm around my elbow . i then feel a tingling in the arm then a numbness. I am thinking its a nerve. I am grateful if you could please advise me in any way and which specialist to visit.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Sorry to hear about your trouble. Your symptoms may be caused caused by a pitched nerve in the neck, something called a cervical radiculopathy. In the US, we would tell patients to get an MRI of the neck and an EMG NCV to make sure the nerves in the neck are not compressed. I suggest you speak to a neurologist or your regular doctor for guidance.
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