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Pain in the back and left shoulder, tingling in the hands. Have rheumatoid arthritis. Concerned about heart attack

hello....i have been suffering from pain in my back, under left shoulder blade. when I put my head to my chin , I feel this pain sensation with numbness and tingling in my hands. I also have a lump under my clavicle that when touched causes my shoulder to hurt. my neck is also stiff. im worried of heart attack. I also have rheumatoid athritis. I am only 34
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Based from the information, you are having a lump under your clavicle and suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, which results in pain in your back and pain sensation with numbness and tingling in your hands and are worried about having heart attack.

Here is the good news you are not having " HEART ATTACK", here is the explanation what might be going on. Their is nerve passing around the clavicle which goes to the arm and hands. It seems their is some kind on irritation to that nerve base due to injury or the inflammation around the clavicle , which appears as swelling and is very tender to touch.

Advice- consult near by physician and have it checked, you may need some addition care based on the condition.

Hope it helps.
Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
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