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i have pain behind left shoulder and some times a some times

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i have pain behind left shoulder and some times a some times shooting pain to elbow

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 4 years ago.

Doctor Cameron :

hello

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i see that you are no longer on line

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There are a couple of possibilities

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1. muscle strain of the trapezius

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2. pinched nerve from the neck

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I would try the following:

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1. motrin or ibuprofen for pain

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2. warm compresses on the neck and upper back

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3. massage

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Do not do any heavy lifting for the next couple of weeks

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If this does not help, you may need to see your doctor for a MRI of the cervical spine of the neck

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Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding this by using the reply button

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Good luck!

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