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I have back pain on my right side and under my arm and down…

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I have back pain...

I have back pain on my right side and under my arm and down my arm

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

No recent injuries, just woke up with pain and has lasted 2 weeks

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

I went to the doctor and he gave me muscle relaxer and steroids, they did nothing for the pain

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Neurologist: vakularen, Other replied 1 month ago
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Hello,I am Dr. Aren,I have over 37 years of clinical experience,I will help with your query.Pain radiating down the right arm is likely secondary to compression of spinal nerves exiting the spine,either cervical or upper thoracic spine.The other possibility is of musculo-skeletal pain,but that would respond to muscle relaxants .Perhaps a trial of drugs for neuropathic pain,Gabapentin or Pregabalin along with NSAIDs would be helpful.Getting an MRI scan of the cervical and upper thoracic spine may provide the answers.

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