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I have sharp pain in my upper shoulder and spine area and it

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I have sharp pain in my upper shoulder and spine area and it runs down my right arm and I feel this all the time.dr. took xrays and didn't see a problem and I have been stressed this last year so bad I wonder if that is a problem.need help fixing problem cause I have no insurance or much money.thanks
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 10 months ago.

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Hello

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I was following your question

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the kind of pain that you are describing is called radicular pain- which means that there is an irritated nerve causing the pain

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The vast majority of the time, the problem is actually in the neck

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you may have a herniated disc, or the bony outlets through which the nerves travel is narrowed

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You actually need a MRI of the cervical spine

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In some cases, you may need surgery to correct the issue

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Otherwise injections and pain medication (and physical therapy) will help

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But the key to your diagnosis is the MRI

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I am sorry that we missed each other

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I hope that this helped

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please leave positive feedback

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:-) if it did

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If you need clarification about this or you have more questions regarding this matter, use reply

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I am going to sleep after my night shift now... but if you have any more questions about this, please respond and I will get back to you as soon as I wake up :-))

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Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.


I was told I need a mri already but I don't have the money to pay for one.i don't know how to rate you and I don't think I should pay for your reply if I already knew I needed a mri.

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 10 months ago.
How would I have known you already need a MRI? It is not fair to rate me negatively because I gave you correct and truthful information even if you cannot afford it.
If you give me a good rating, I can find the nearest and cheapest medical center for you to get a MRI. I will need your zip code
Or just don't rate me at all.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


I was wondering if me and another person lifted a 450 lb. stove by hands could that caused the damage by pulling my muscle and nerves out of wack and take a long time to heal

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 10 months ago.
Hello- absolutely this can do it. Yes. If this was work related, you need to file an occupational medicine report. Let me know if you have questions about it

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