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What causes shoulder pain?

Hi. I am female, 53. I am being treated for a bulge in the disc in my neck. I have had referred pain. However, my shoulder seems to be getting sorer. I have had the heat pack on constantly. It helps when I lay down or am supported. As soon as y arm is free or I try to do anything, the pain around my shoulder area is excruciating. It hurts into the upper part of my arm. My neck and other pain has settled with acupuncture has settled considerably, but this pain is getting worse. This really set off when I went to school camp about 4 weeks ago - I did take part in archery with students which may have set this off.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016
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Hi You have disc bulge in cervical spine with referred pain. Going through your history I am of the opinion that your shoulder pain is coming from your cervical spine as a part of referred pain . I suggest you start pain killers, physiotherapy , muscle relaxants for 10 days. If you feel no relief in 10 days then go for Repeat MRI.
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What causes shoulder pain?

Hi You have disc bulge in cervical spine with referred pain. Going through your history I am of the opinion that your shoulder pain is coming from your cervical spine as a part of referred pain . I suggest you start pain killers, physiotherapy , muscle relaxants for 10 days. If you feel no relief in 10 days then go for Repeat MRI.