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My shoulder has been numb for about 3 years. I have been to

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My shoulder has been numb for about 3 years. I have been to the chronic pain clinic and have had the injection in my spine. I do exercises every day and have also had acupuncture as well as deep muscle massages. I am taking morphine and naproxen plus other prescription meds every day. My doctor doesn't know what is wrong with me. I am uncomfortable every day with the numbness and pain. And yes very fed up. Can anyone help me?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

please enter chat

Customer:

Hi, I'm Julia. Can you help me? Please

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi I'm Dr. Phi

Dr. Phil, MD :

Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Nice to meet you Julia

Customer:

Nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

How did it become numb?

Dr. Phil, MD :

any injury?

Customer:

No idea to be honest? It just seemed to happen one day any has never got better

Dr. Phil, MD :

where exactly is it numb?

Customer:

Right shoulder mainly and it goes slightly into my armpit area and also slightly up the neck

Dr. Phil, MD :

have you had an MRI of the neck?

Customer:

No, I have asked my doctor for one but she hasn't responded.

Dr. Phil, MD :

OK.

Dr. Phil, MD :

This is really quite simple.

Dr. Phil, MD :

You have a disc in your neck that is pressing on a nerve

Dr. Phil, MD :

You need a neck MRI

Customer:

I am seeing my doctor on Monday and will demand one!

Dr. Phil, MD :

I guarantee this is the problem

Dr. Phil, MD :

I see it all the time

Dr. Phil, MD :

Don't leave until your doctor agrees

Dr. Phil, MD :

just lay on the floor if you have to :)

Customer:

What would the treatment be?

Dr. Phil, MD :

maybe surgery

Customer:

Oh? What kind of surgery?

Dr. Phil, MD :

diskectomy

Dr. Phil, MD :

removal of disk

Dr. Phil, MD :

or piece of disk

Dr. Phil, MD :

but you will get relief

Customer:

Huh? What is that? I will have to look that up!

Dr. Phil, MD :

surgical removal of the disk

Dr. Phil, MD :

it is a common procedure

Customer:

Just read your reply. Thank you so much. You have been great :-D

Dr. Phil, MD :

thank you Julia :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did I do excellent work for you?

Dr. Phil, MD :

If so, would you mind rating me as such?

Dr. Phil, MD :

I appreciate it

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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