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Can a pinched nerve cause sharp pains under the armpits?

when turn my head to the left or right my left arm, under the armpit area hurts. this is new early today my left arm under my pit just hurt and gave sharp pain that increasings stayed and got worse, i went to the ER and they said it was likely a pinched nerve, now i cant barely move my head without extreme pain
Fri, 21 Feb 2014
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Hello and welcome.

Yes, your presentation could be related to a pinched nerve and will have to be treated accordingly. Please visit an orthopedician, a vascular surgeon or a physiotherapist who should be able to help.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes.
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