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Can shoulder and arm pain and numbness of arm be symptomatic

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Can shoulder and arm pain and numbness of arm be symptomatic of degeneration of cervical facets? my other symptoms are : giddiness,nausea,blurred vision,teeth pain, sinusitis,tinnitus. etc What can be done?
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Moving around is worse. lying flat is better. Chewing hurts teeth. Dentist has xrayed teeth and they appear fine.No swelling.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Having a small blood clot attended to at the moment. Have had listed symptoms for at least a year. Shoulder and arm pain and numbness have been very bad and recent.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

yes, shoulder and arm pain and numbness can be due to pinched nerves or slipped disk pressing on nerves in the neck

how old are you?

your other symptoms don't point to one medical condition.

you may need a neck MRI scan to check for pinched nerves causing your symptoms.