I've been dealing with left shoulder pain for approximately 10 months - I've seen several doctors, had x-rays, MRIs, bone scan, EMG and nerve conduction tests all to come back normal. Just this week, the pain in my left shoulder has started to improve while the shooting pain down my arm on the right side has started to occur. Could this be a pinched nerve in my neck? What should my next step be?
How are you?
Yes shooting pain in the arm indicates a nerve compression. This nerve compression can be at the level of the neck or shoulder.
Since you have already undergone shoulder scans and they are fine, I would recommend you to undergo a X ray or CT scan of your neck to rule cervical causes like disc herniation and cervical spondilitis.
Do keep us posted!
I've had both an x-ray and MRI of my neck, both to come back normal. I am getting an MRA of my shoulder and neck next week - hopefully that will show something! I've also done physical therapy and tried many medications - naproxen, tramadol, muscle relaxers and steroids. The only thing that did help was steroids, but even that was temporary. I've been so frustrated with it that I'm just hoping to find someone else that has experienced something like this or could help.
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