1372375 tn?1278505529

shooting, throbbing pain in shoulder & arm, some dumbness

I do not have insurance right now and have experiencing pain in my upper shoulder area for months and in the last couple of months it is constantly painful, throbbing, with some sever shooting pain and dumbness.  I can't sleep and have very little comfortable movement.  Is there excercise or treatment I can do to help relieve the pain?????
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1240783 tn?1286669028
hi lisa,
it sounds like nerve irritation in your neck, you should see a doctor before you do any exercises, phisio made me a lot worse i only experienced the exact pain you are speaking off before, after phisio I now have it in both arms and legs. Please seek out insurance and see a professional, a nurologist or orthopedic, as if I could turn back time this is what could of prevented my symptoms today.  for your sake I hope it may only be a trapped nerve but you need to see a professional, good luck
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1093617 tn?1279302002
Hi, Thank you for your question. Generally, shoulder and arm numbness originates from the neck problems due to irritation in the cervical (neck) spine because the nerves that supply the back of the head start in the upper cervical spine. Mostly, these symptoms aggravate after turning head and typically occur in patients with previous neck injuries and in patients with marked arthritis of the upper cervical spine. In addition, this pain exacerbate with prolonged sitting in a stooped posture and when working on a computers for long hours.  If you suffer continuous numbness, please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away who will evaluate the possibilities here and can provide you an appropriate treatment. Hope this information proves helpful to you. Take Care & Regards!!!
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