How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 35535
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

Pain down left arm neck and back. tightness in arm restricting

Customer Question

pain down left arm neck and back. tightness in arm restricting movement
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. How long has this been going on and was any trauma involved? Have you seen a doctor about this?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

8 days no trama

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

OK Lori. We can continue after this if you'd likel

This sounds like a problem with a nerve root compression from a herniated disk in your neck. A disk can "blow" without any trauma involved. You need to see a doctor about this and get an MRI of your cervical spine, and then I would refer you to a physiatrist--a physical medicine MD specialist--for hands-on therapy that should relieve the problem in time. If ibuprofen isn't contraindicated for you that will help, along with topical capsaicin cream to your neck.