Re: arm pain when sneezing
Sounds like he could very well have a disc problem in the C spine area.Could be many reasons such as bone spurs on a vertebrae that are irritating a nerve root when having some sort of sudden movement.Also a herniation of a disc or spinal cord compression.i had this when i coughed during a bad cold run.If this affects his thumb, it would suggest that the problem is most likely in the upper C spine.he should see his doc and have an X ray done(C spine series).But this is just a starting point.He may need and MRI or at the very least here,depending on what shows up on the x ray(by the way, problems that are more in depth and into the vertebrae,will not be picked up on an x ray)he would need a CT.But it definitely sounds like a c spine problem.This can be treated using many different types of modalities,not nescessarily(sp?) surgical.but at any rate, he needs this looked into.hope this helps.Marcia
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