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Left Shoulder And Neck Pain With Numbness And Tingling Feeling Down The Arm. Pace Maker Inserted On The Left Side. What Could Be The Reason?

I am 44 years old and have a pacemaker due to scarring from congenital heart repair (tetrology). I'm very health, exercise, not overweight, etc. For the past month, I've been getting left shoulder, deltoid, and subscapular pain along with numbness and tingling down the arm to the fingers. Rarely some neck pain, but usually not.

On one occasion, the numbness and tingling even caused my hand to curl up. I am a PA-C and am expected to first-assist in surgery and can't have my hand doing this! Also get itching and pain on the left breast near the pacemaker. Pacemaker is implanted on my left side, subpectoral- Boston Scientific implanted on Dec. 1, 2008. I'm otherwise feeling great. Any input?
Fri, 6 Dec 2013
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your symptom suggestive of cervical nerve root compression and in my clinic with this symptom i prescribed him for xrays of cervical spine and mri of cervical spine with muscle relaxant pills for 3day with rest and review of pateints with investigation
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Left Shoulder And Neck Pain With Numbness And Tingling Feeling Down The Arm. Pace Maker Inserted On The Left Side. What Could Be The Reason?

your symptom suggestive of cervical nerve root compression and in my clinic with this symptom i prescribed him for xrays of cervical spine and mri of cervical spine with muscle relaxant pills for 3day with rest and review of pateints with investigation