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intense shoulder pain- could it be from spine?

I had a sudden onset of very intense pain in my shoulder not related to an injury or over use.
This has happened a few times previously and only lasted a few weeks then totally resolved. This time it has been 2 months. The pain is very intense and radiates down arm into elbow. Cannot find a comfortable postion laying down, so very little sleep. I also have neck pain at shoulder height and bending my neck sideways toward the painfull shoulder increases pain in neck area. It seems more difficult to bend neck backwards also.  I saw a shoulder surgeon and had an xray which did not reveal anything abnormal. Had cortisone injection and got no relief. I have no loss of range of motion in my shoulder. My doctor has scheduled me for an MRI with contrast of my shoulder. I told doctor about the neck pain. Should I be asking for imaging of the neck also at the same time? It took 2 weeks to get an open MRI appointment. Should I involve another spinal doctor?

Thanks so much fo any input.

John
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Yes, absolutely ask your pcp to also do the MRI of your neck! I have really bad shoulder pain that comes from disc issues in my neck. Good luck!
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