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Old 12-20-2007, 05:03 AM   #1
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Pins and needles also sharp pain on spinal area

Hi, i had a long drive for two days a week ago and i started to have a sharp pain on my left shoulder more coming from my spinal area so i had a rest for a day that pain have been gone away, now i am having pins and needles on my left shoulder and sometimes sharp pain just for a second on my upper spine i have been to my doctor they say it could be the muscles covering your back and spine, i am worried maybe its a disc or something else because i directly feel that that sharp pain comes from the upper spine. could it be really the muscles?

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Old 12-20-2007, 10:22 AM   #2
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Re: Pins and needles also sharp pain on spinal area

It could be tight muscles pinching the nerves. Have you tried alternating with heat and ice? Perhaps a massage or hot bath might help as well as taking aleve, motrin, or ibuprophen for inflammation. If It continues for more than another couple of weeks, I would revisit your doctor and request xrays and an MRI. Good luck and I hope you find relief soon.

Old 12-20-2007, 03:22 PM   #3
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Re: Pins and needles also sharp pain on spinal area

hey Geehan,

To be honest it sounds like muscle strain/pinched nerve. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Give it a week or so and do heat and ice. If after a week it hurts worse or hurts when you're not in the driving position then you may want to ask your doc for some muscle relaxers (short term). Personally, I don't think you did anything major. But ask your doc if it's still bothering you.

Take Care

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