Originally Posted by jess25
Ok I am a 26 yr old female with some very disturbing symptoms. I have already had an EKG, blood work and Stress echo, all of these were done about 8 mths. ago. The dr. gave me an all clear and said that everything was fine. Recently (about 3 days ago) I started having pain in the left side of my back that goes all the way down my left arm.Sometimes it hurts in my neck and activity really doesn't seem to effect the pain. I have also noticed some numbness and tingling in my left arm at times.I just wondered if anybody else has experianced this and if it was heart related or maybe muscle pain.I am afraid to go back to the hospital because I don't want them to think I am a hypocondriac or anything. Any answers at all would be helpful!
Thanks in advance!
It could be nerve pain. If, for some reason, a nerve is pinched in your neck, ear region, or in your upper spine, it could cause pain and/or numbness and tingling down an arm.
Have you been involved in a car accident recently? Have you been on rides in an amusement park? Have you had any surgery recently? Are you involved in sports? Did you lift something very heavy recently?
Just looking for something that could have whip-sawed or traumatized your body.
It is also possible for nerves to be pinched by a calcium buildup, related to osteoarthritis. Does arthritis run in your family?