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hi i have a problem with neck and shoulder. if i put arm

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hi
i have a problem with neck and shoulder.
if i put arm above head i go dizzy
if i lean on my left arm for a while i go dizzy
had 2 ops on rotary joint last 1 was 2 years ago
i cant now sleep on that side as it hurts too much
if i lift or move things in certain ways i go dizzy have pins and needles around my body
sometimes when i sit or stand in certain ways i have pain and then feel sick
if i tilt my head or look up i go dizzy and have to sit down for some time
i get a tightness over my complete head and feel vague most of the time
i get headaches with the pain to shoulder and neck
they have found on x ray that the gap between neck vertibrea 5 and 6 is smaller than it should be
can anyone help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Natasha :

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Dr. Natasha :

have you had a MRI of the neck?

Customer:

hi yes in 2006 and they said it was all plumb ?

Dr. Natasha :

?

Dr. Natasha :

what does that mean/

Dr. Natasha :

Did you have an Xray or a MRI?

Customer:

apparantly all ok

Customer:

i think x ray

Customer:

i am awaiting results of another one i had last friday

Dr. Natasha :

what test was on friday

Customer:

x ray again

Dr. Natasha :

ok

Dr. Natasha :

well it sounds like you need a MRI

Dr. Natasha :

an xray will no show pinched nerves

Customer:

is that what it may be

Dr. Natasha :

and it sounds like you may also have something like subclavian steal syndrome

Dr. Natasha :

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/subclavian-steal-syndrome

Dr. Natasha :

You may need a CT angio or ultrasound to figure that out

Dr. Natasha :

did you see what I wrote

Customer:

yes thanks ill look that up

Customer:

im now in my 14th year of this and would realy like to get sorted

Dr. Natasha :

Totally understand

Dr. Natasha :

But please read about subclavian steal- it is not common, but it can certainly explain your symptoms

Dr. Natasha :

And the lifting of your arm with the dizziness is classic

Dr. Natasha :

i will check in with you in a couple of weeks to see how you are doing

Dr. Natasha :

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Customer:

many thanks

Customer:

feel like im banging my head against a brick wall

Customer:

many thanks

Dr. Natasha :

you are welcome

Dr. Natasha :

Did I provide you with excellent service?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

speak soon

Customer:

danny

Dr. Natasha :

bye danny

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Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
hi danny
how are you doing?