for about a week now sporadic aching of left upper arm which only lasts a couple of minutes at a time which is good because it is absolutely excruciating.Tingling at times in hand and lips.Dizziness on turning head to side with some kind of "locust singing" noise involved.Went to general physician and he did EKG because arm pain happened right there and he was afraid of heart attack.EKG was good.Have made an appointment with a chiropractor but I fear it may be a nerve somewhere.Have some disc problems that I am aware of but it involves lower back.Anyone else with arm pain and singing ears? What was your diagnosis?
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There is a chance that you have compression of the spinal nerves in the cervical spine region. This can happen due to overuse of computers, work involving straining of neck, herniated disc, canal stenosis, bone disease, spondylosis, poor posture etc. A MRI of the cervical spine and nerve conduction studies may be required. Please consult a neurologist. The treatment is to remove the compression. You have to discuss the best treatment option with a neurologist, which can range from medication to physiotherapy to traction, cervical collars or even surgery. Alternatively you can visit a chiropractor or a physical therapist and learn some exercises which you can do to relieve the compression, but consulting a neurologist is a must.
Use a hard bed to sleep. Avoid a pillow. Roll a towel and place it under your neck while sleeping on the back and between head and shoulder when lying on the side. Initially this will be uncomfortable but with time the acupressure will do wonders. Use an analgesic cream or spray. Anti-inflammatory drugs help. Take care!
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