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I have tingling sensation on my right shoulder (like ants

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I have tingling sensation on my right shoulder (like ants crawling). It occurs at least 10 times a day for the last 3 months.
I had a lumpectomy ( right breast in 2012) and revived radiation for 3 months.
I did receive a bad fall in 2011 and hit the cement surface very hard - landed on my right shoulder and chest. Another fall in 2014 landing on my right shoulder .
Please tell me what steps I should take to treat this symptom.
My doctor ( GP) ask me to see a chiropractor . I received 3 treatments but there is no change or relief for my condition。
Thanks *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

your radiation therapy to your right breast should not have been over 3 months. it should have been 5-6 weeks of daily radiation therapy.

tingling sensations like ants crawling is a sign of parasthesias (abnormal nerve sensations) from nerve damage

you should see a neurologist and get a shoulder and neck spine MRI scan with contrast to look at the nerves and look for pinched nerves in your neck or pinched nerves in your shoulder which could be causing these parasthesias.

there are nerve pain medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) or Lyrica (pregabalin) which could help as well.

it doesn't sound like your doctor has ordered an MRI scan for you yet, correct?

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