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What are the treatments for back pain, pain in right arm and numbness in arm?

My name is Colleen. For the past six weeks i have had back pain - mainly sciatica down rt side and referred pain down my rt arm . I wake up with a feeling of numbness/ heavy / aching sensation in my arm - its driving me nuts & wont go away . What do you suggest
Fri, 27 Dec 2013
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Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The pain in the arm and numbness is likely to be due to a mild nerve root compression in the area of cervical spine. An mri scan of the neck will help in proper diagnosis.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
drtayal72@gmail.com
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