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Help please! What kind of doctor does he need to see?
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sabine48 posted:
My husband has had a severe pinched nerve causing his left shoulder and arm to be extremely painful and numb that was diagnosed a couple of years back by a family physician. The last five days he has suffered a similar yet less serious bout with what seems to be the same type of pain in the left arm once again. He can not lie down without it becoming more painful and has had to sleep in a sitting position the last several nights.

Is a family doctor the best one to seek for initial consultation and treatment or should he be looking for a specialist? Please advise.

Thank you!
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GaryAKingJr responded:
I would see a neurologist and they can do tests to help determine what the issue is. Your family physician can give you a referral. Good luck!
 
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sabine48 replied to GaryAKingJr's response:
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.


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