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    tingling shoulders
    An_250310 posted:
    have got a tingling on my shoulder and a numbness too. now, i am learning i ought to have seen a doctor, at least five month after it happened. it's been a year and i don't know what to do. i don't know what to do

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    bothers me whenever i when from work, i lifted something heavy once, i think that's where i got it. i have got a tingling on my shoulder and a numbness too. now, i am learning i ought to have seen a doctor, at least five month after it happened. it's been a year and
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    lifes responded:
    See a doctor. You probably hurt your neck or shoulder.
    jackolope56 responded:
    lifes replied to jackolope56's response:

    Yes, indeed, an injury can cause "TOS", or Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. However, both the cervical spine and shoulder need checked since injuries can overlap both areas and can produce nearly identical symptoms.

    One differentiating factor in horacic Outlet Syndrome and Shoulder Impingement Syndromes is difficulty raising the arm above shoulder height, or pain results from raising the arm. Manual tests are performed, raising the arm out from the side to above the head... and frontward to above the head. Physician-aided tests (push-pull) can determine presence of muscle weakness, one indicator of dysfunction, as well as testing reflexes (at elbow, wrist). MRI can show horacic Outlet Syndrome and/or Impingement Syndrome.

    Physical Therapy is often the first conservative method tried along with ice, heat, exercises, and medication.

    Surgery may be indicated, especially if nerves or blood vessels are caught, e.g. Entrapment.

    Only a physician or orthopedic surgeon can distinguish between the various types of cervical and shoulder injuries and syndromes.


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