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I have a right arm shoulder which is very stiff and hurts a lot. I did 3 sessions of acupuncture but did not help. I would like to see a neurologist in Manhattan today

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

A bit of swelling yes now it seems to be connected with my neck too

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Just that I travel a lot and work under lots of preasure emergency management kind of work

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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 9 months ago
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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 9 months ago

The causes of consideration would be;

1) Bicipital tendinitis

2) Frozen shoulder

3) Rotator cuff disease

4) Cervical radiculopathy

Majority of people with above problems will respond to physical therapy alone. The program should be aggressive, daily and assisted by the physical therapist. The regimen consists of active and active-assistive range-of-motion exercises combined with stretching. Pain may occur early but within six to eight weeks progress is usually made. Other treatment modalities such as heat and massage may help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory analgesics may also be beneficial. Deep electrotherapy in the form of short wave diathermy, Interferential current, trans cutaneous electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, phonophoresis also are very helpful initially.

Those people who do not respond to the initial physical therapy are considered for the following;

1) A subacromial corticosteroid injection

2) A glenohumeral intra articular injection

Following investigations would be required;

1) X-ray of the neck spine

2) MRI of the neck and shoulder

3) Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) study

4) Electromyography (EMG)

You can consult following specialists;

a) Orthopedist

b) Neurologist

c) MD in Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Can you recommend a neurologist that I can visit? and a orthopedist?
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 9 months ago

I am extremely sorry. I am not in the area.

Best would be to see a specialist attached to the hospital of medical school.

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ok thanks
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