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It sounds that you may have a pinched nerve or a couple of such on the affected side. I think you may benefit to see either a neurologist or orthopedic specialist . This does not strike me as a presentation of ALS or lung cancer or breast cancer. You may have benefit of an MRI of the cervical to upper thoracic spine ( plain xrays are more more limited in the information they provide) I think the Etodolac (anti-inflammatory) plus baclofen is a reasonable place to start ....
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It May help some. You need more definite diagnosis of cause if it is ongoing...since it has bothered you for a couple of weeks it may settle down for you in just a little time too...No I don't think it is brain related condition....
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It sounds that you may have a nerve impingement causing the discomfort ...lower cervical spine I suspect ....MRI may help to diagnose the cause ...it's good that arm pain has been getting better ...no I don't think it is cancer related!
Well often it may relate to a neck or back injury where tissues get inflamed and put pressure on the nerve so in such a case an anti- inflammatory and time may be all that you need.It depends on the exact situation...to the other extreme a ruptured disk may cause nerve impingment and might require surgery ....so there is significant range in the possible source of the trouble and the needed treatment.....
Your symptom description seems more to mild side ( not excruciating pain and not disability of function) so these factors would make it seem less likely for you to need surgery for example ....
I recommend follow up with your doctor or orthopedic specialist. I think a course of an anti-inflammatory would help ( over the counter Aleve 2 tablets twice a day with food or Rx Iodine or Celebrex as examples ) Perhaps a mild muscle relaxant ( Skelaxin) Perhaps med for nerve caused pain (Lyrica)
Yes I think it is related to spine and likely nerve impingement but not any cancer or other serious type condition.
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The distribution and quality of pain does not suggest to me any suspicion of breast cancer as cause at all. So you have family history of breast cancer? What is your age? Any prior scares such a need to have a biopsy? It seems that you have this health anxiety as to breast cancer.. .
Your symptoms seem more back/ spine/ musculoskeletal in nature
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Well pain or muscle fatigue may cause some tremulous symptoms at times.
Your symptoms do not seem to fit with concern for breast cancer not ALS nor Parkinson's disease. The symptoms you describe do not suggest any of these disorders.
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No I would not say "normal" as to the sense of muscle tension...
It seems that your symptoms seem most consistent with a nerve impingment problem...this is not any official diagnosis of course... Seeing your doctor for exam and follow up is advised. The fears that you have expressed do not seem to fit with your symptoms however...
Yes I understand what you mean....we see this common symptom with problems such as a back injury...a muscle strain or a muscle guarding response due to pain are the common reasons for this symptom....
No I don't think that it is anything that serious or life threatening....No I don't think that you have any spine tumor...No to ALS...
Feeling better vs last week is reassuring ...
It sounds that you may have injured the lower neck/ upper back....
The gradual improvement would fit with that...
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Well most of us will go through neck and back injuries during our lives actually. It is common for a lower cervical injury to also project pain to the inside of shoulder blade on affeted side. Most of these injuries will settle down with time as it seems that yours is doing. It can be a simple as an awkward sleep position one night. It can be easy to cause such. So the time going forward should be helpful to define the nature of your condition. The short duration to date of your symptoms is in favor of a better prognosis. I can only give you General information as I don't have the benefit of being able to examine you of course.
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The ache/ or tightness with typing sound that it may relate to muscle fatigue as possible. If you had a neck level nerve impingment then leaning forward may aggravate that.It does not strike me as an ominous warning sign at all however.
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You seem to have some health anxiety here
You have some very common type symptoms...
There does not seem reason here at all to worry that ALS is cause
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I have had thumb shaking on occasion myself. This is not that uncommon. ALS has incidence of 1 in one hundred thousand ...so that condition isms rare. Your symptoms together so not fit ALS
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It sounds minor and transient in nature... you like all of us will have occasional aches and pains .. it does not sound to be of anything of a significant or worrisome nature with the twinge that you describe..
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I think bit of cough today is not related to your earlier onset symptoms. NO to concern for lung cancer ....
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You just brought up the cough today . Respiratory infections are extremely common this time of year.
The other seems like common musculoskeletal symptoms.
These seem unrelated
I see absolutely no reason to jump to worry of lung cancer ....
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Hurting to move--- more in the morning--- twinges ....
These all seem consistent with musculoskeletal type symptoms...
Try not to worry so much! Nothing is sounding to me as a presentation of breast or lung cancer here ....
Yes it is common for this type pain to come and go with change in position...
You may be examined by your doctor and follow up on this but there is really no reason to worry that these symptoms represent any cancer...
I have said that I think it falls to the musculoskeletal group which may include spine problems / nerve compression / muscle strains ...
The pain distribution is common and does not suggest any particular alarm as to any tumor ...
That is common pattern that may trace back to inflammation of lower cervical spine ...not a tumor as any likely culprit though ....I would suspect that certain positions or movements may aggravate it ...
Plain xrays would pick up a tumor of any size ...the inflammation can be small in actual scale but still cause trouble. .imagine the swelling that you see with sprained ankle ...now similar ( but not so dramatic ) swelling may occur at any point of the spine ...it can be holding an awkward position too long for example
The area medial to the shoulder blade is common to hurt with lower cervical spine inflammation --- Yes to that
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Usually mild/moderate injuries are the case. These most often settle down over days to weeks. Using an anti-inflammatory helps. It is not that difficult or unusual to see sprain type injuries of the neck or back. (Wrist, knee and ankle also very common)
It may be as innocent seeming action often times and may not be felt at the time. The next day is more common for noticing that type injury .Take care to avoid extending injury . Watch your neck and back position. If it persists then get it checked.
It is not an ominous type of pain distribution ......
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