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I have a bad pain in my left arm from the elbow to the shoulder

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I have a bad pain in my left arm from the elbow to the shoulder it's a 10 or worse on pain I can't lift my arm up with out a lot of pain blood pressure is good my back has been hurting a lot lately im 36 and a male arm thing just started tonight at 8:30when I was playing pool
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Is there any swelling?

Have you done anything that might have hurt your arm recently?

What is the pain like? Tingling? throbbing? aching?

When you try to lift your arm, where is the pain?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Don't think there is any swelling I don't recall doing anything that would hurt my arm I have been shooting a lot of pool and I have a bad back.its like a tingling and aching it hurts so bad I can't really lift it some times it feels like my last two fingers get numb. The is right in the biceps area but on the outer flat side

It sounds like you are having some compression of the nerves in your neck that serve your arm.

This is not something that you should mess around with. I suggest you get in to see a doctor today. You might need an MRI of your neck, depending on what your physical exam shows.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I can't get to the doctors until tomorrow morning is there something I can do to help it out till then
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It's not nothing that's going to kill me right

No. I do not think this is something that is going to kill you :)

I would rest your arm, take motrin or another anti inflammatory medicine and put ice on your neck until you can get in to see your doctor tomorrow morning.

If, however, things get worse during the day then you should consider going to the ER as there is a chance you could do permanent damage to the nerves.

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you

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