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Severe pain in left shoulder, tingles in thumb and numbness. Cause for pain?

I am having severe pain in my left shoulder . the pain goes down my arm and feels like someone has punched me on the outside of my bicep. The pain also goes down to my elbow and my index and thumb tingle and go numb when i set in certain position. I have an appointment with orthopedic doctor on Monday to find out whats wrong. Gone to chiropractor and it really helped but keeps returning if i dont go back.
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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The pain radiating to your arm is likely to be due to a nerve root compression at the level of cervical spine. An MRI scan will help in the proper diagnosis. You can avoid using a pillow and start with methylcobalamin supplements for relief.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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