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What causes shoulder pain radiating towards arms?

Pain in my shoulder blades and down my arms. Also up my neck. Numbness in left leg as well, I have had back problems. When I try to lift my arms above my shoulders I have horrible pain. Please contact me at jmblakeney10 @yahoo.com I went on webmd for advice I m not working and my husband has MS we have no moneyand at this time I have no insurae
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
Hi...

Your neck pain is caused due to Disc irritation and facet joint arthropathy...
I suggest you to do...
Lot of icing in your neck and back...
Gentle massage on neck and low back..
Do gentle stretching of neck muscles..by bending sideways and forward and backward...
In lower back Hip flexor stretch.. Gluteus.... Hamstring... stretches will help relieve tension in low back...
Spend lot of time lying on your stomach with pillows under your chest...
Do lot of core stability exercises in lying as Dead bugs..side bridge... Superman reach... Air cycling..
Glute stability like Bridging... clamshell ... squat...

For neck isometric exercises will help yiu to maintain and reduce pain...
Again do lot if icing in your neck and back as frequently as possible.. .
Don't lift any weights...
strictly no bending activities if you need to bend then bend from your knees and reach rather bending from your back..

Hope this is helpful for you..
Kindly revert back.incase you need any further help in this regard...

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