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RIGHT ARM PAIN AFTER EATING

My dad has right arm pain after eating. It starts in bicep and spreads to thumb and then radiates up in chest and jaw. Three days ago he had two discs replaced in his neck, four bone spurs removed, and two pinched nerves released. This was all done in his neck. He is now saddened because after eating only two bites of ice cream his severe arm pain has begun again. What is happening? He has suffered with this four years and has had many tests run and xrays. Doctors do not understand the pain with connection to eating. At that the beginning, he started having severe pain in his right arm after eating. He made several trips to the emergency room and could not find anything wrong. His heart is fine. His esophagus is fiine. His gallbladder is working. One hospital said he doesn't have gallstones and one VA hospital said he did. He does not have intestinal problems like stomach pain or nausea. He bowel movements are normal except for constipation every once in a while due to pain pills. If anyone can help us we would appreciate any replies.
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi
Thanks for writing to the forum!
There is one possibility that you can look into. Since the pain starts on chewing/eating, there is a chance that your father could be having a TMJ disorder. This probably causes irritation of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM), which in turn causes pinching of some nerve fiber over deltoid muscle. Please consult an orthopedic specialist regarding this.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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Thank you so much. We can't tell you how much we appreciate these comments.  We will definitely be looking into TMJ disorders.  
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Dad had a heart attack Aug. 13th, 2010.  Heart cath showed major blockage.  Underwent triple bypass surgery.  Aug. 26th, almost no arm pain now.  I think it must have been angina all along.
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Oh! I am so sorry! It is so difficult to reach a diagnosis on net. I wish your father a speedy recovery.
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Don't worry a thing about it.  He is quickly recovering.  This was in God's hands all along.
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