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Pain in my left Shoulder/Arm and upper back.

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Old 06-14-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
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Pain in my left Shoulder/Arm and upper back.

On the scale of pain, I'd say I'm at 4/5 right now, where it's starting to annoy me. I've had some pain in my shoulder, upper arm and back on the left side and generally it's worst when I wake up, but can feel it throughout the day.

I'm 25, and have had bouts of cramp in the past, but I've always recovered, this on the other hand doesn't feel like cramp. I know everyone will say go to my doctor, but he's about as helpful as a speaking to a tree would be. In the past I've always healed myself by research and reading, since he takes me 3 steps back from where I was originally.

I'm trying to identify what it could be, it feels a bit like the pain you'd feel if you took a hot shower and then stepped outside into the freezing cold immediately.

Any ideas and any recommendations for medicines, that's creams or tablets.

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Old 06-14-2011, 09:14 AM   #2
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Re: Pain in my left Shoulder/Arm and upper back.

I would first ask for xrays and if those are negative, ask for an MRI. Sometimes you have to be pushy, esp when you're young. My DR kept just telling me to take aspirin. For years, Until I finally demanded some testing. Turned out my tendons were completely shot. And all the years of not getting it treated properly led to my other shoulder also falling apart because I was over-using it.

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