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What does pain from the neck to the left shoulder indicate?

57 YO Male. When I move my head I have radiating pain from neck through left shoulder to front of shoulder sometines down arm. Also have tingiling in left hand and forearm. When walking when left foot hits ground pain sharpens .Taking ibuaprofin for pain seem to work but when wears off pain get worse. Sometime feel a knot/bump in left shoulder blade muscle area. Using topical ointments
Sat, 31 Mar 2018
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello,

The important complaint in your case was pain from neck to shoulder for which the most probable cause might be nerve compression. Tingling can also occur in such cases. Usually, these occurs in middle aged people.

You can confirm diagnosis by:
1. Physical examination
2. X- ray
3. MRI
4. Nerve conduction tests

Coming to treatment part follow the below suggestions:
1. Start non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
2. Cold compression
3. Avoid aggravating activities
4. Physiotherapy can help

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Vamsi Krishna Chittimoju
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