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i have pins and needles behind my right shoulder blade i cant

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i have pins and needles behind my right shoulder blade i cant sit up for any period of time, some times it goes to my left side. any ideas? ive been to a chiropractor, helped a little bit but not much
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  doctornihil replied 4 years ago.
Hi,
pins & needle sensations known as paresthesia is suggestive of neuropathic cause.
These symptoms are likely due to the impingement of nerve root at your upper back spine (cervical or thoracic region).
Physical therapy ( different from chiropractory) usually helps.
But, you need to see a doctor preferably a neurologist for further evaluation with imaging studies.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

husband talking with another person with the same problem had a problem with his heart, a blockage. is that possible?

Expert:  doctornihil replied 4 years ago.
Unlikely.
You do not experience any left sided chest pain or shortness of breath with exertion.
You do not have any pre existing disease.
You are young 37 yr old female putting you at lower risk for heart disease.
Lastly, chiropractor treatment helped your symptoms 'little bit', which will not be the characteristic of heart disease related pain.
Hence, neuropathy or radiculopathy is more likely in your case.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

my husband was talking to another person with the same problem and had a heart problem a blockage is that possible

 

Expert:  doctornihil replied 4 years ago.
Unlikely.
You do not experience any left sided chest pain or shortness of breath with exertion.
You do not have any pre existing disease.
You are young 37 yr old female putting you at lower risk for heart disease.
Lastly, chiropractor treatment helped your symptoms 'little bit', which will not be the characteristic of heart disease related pain.
Hence, neuropathy or radiculopathy is more likely in your case.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

have some chest pains. about a year ago had this chest pain dr said it was a pulled muscle the chiropractor worked it out went to cardiologist (before chiropractor) just by talking to me said its not a heart problem

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i am so bad with the comp did you get my last question

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