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Shoulder blade pain, pain in pectoral muscle area, sensation in tricap, numb fingers. What is going on?

I am 48 years old, 5 6 and 180lbs. I have a sharp stabbing pain under my left shoulder blade, and a sharp pulling pain in my left pectoral muscle area. Then it turns into an intense/painful burning sensation down my tricep, over my forearm them my thumb , pointer and middle finger go numb. I have had an MRI that was reportedly normal. I did a round of predisone as the neurosurgeon though it might me a viral infection in the solar plexus area and he has seen it cause the same symptoms. I ve done the dose pack and continue with the painful symptoms. I am taking neurotin 3 x a day which is controlling the pain but I still get intense tingling down my arm and the pain in my shoulder blade and pec is returning. I have talked with a massage therapist who found an article on peri-menopausal tendonitis . I have started peri-menopause with night sweats and irregular periods. I live on a small island with limited medical resources. My doctor and I are stumped! Any ideas?? I am going to go to the massage therapist but she is not sure what to do either? Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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The symptoms that you have are likely to be related to the nerve problem. It can be due to nerve root compression at the level of spinal cord. Electrolyte deficiency can also lead to such symptoms. An MRI scan of the cervical spine may be helpful.
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Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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