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    Left Shoulder Pain - Help pls
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    atrutty29 posted:
    OK so for the last day or 2 i have been having alot of sharp pain in my left shoulder. tonight it is terribl! it is worse if i try to lay down and is traveling down my left arm as well as up into my neck. Anyone else experience this or know what it could be?? Seems to be worse if i take deep breathes....

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    asheets304 responded:
    I know that sciatica is not always in your tailbone/butt. It is a huge nerve that runs from your neck....alll the way down. Could be some form of sciatica. That's just what my doctor was telling me at my last d/a when I was telling her about the shooting pains I was having in my booty haha
     
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    MommaMiaa responded:
    yes I was wondering this myself. I have had the worst neck pain in the world the last few days and pains in my left shoulder as well. I figured at first that maybe I slept on it wrong so I had hubby massage it a little bit, but here I am almost a week later and the pain is still there but I never thought of that sciatic nerve thing. Oh well I see doc on monday so hopefully he will have some insight as to what is causing the pain. Meanwhile if you find anything out let us know!

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    DianaG49424 responded:
    Pain in your left shoulder could be from swelling of the tissues around some nerves that come off of the neck part of your spinal cord. All the hormones in our bodies make everything more swollen (like nasal passages and the whoo-ha). The sciatic nerve comes off of the lower back portion of the spinal cord so it is completely seperate from the nerves going to your arm. Same idea though- if the nerve gets pinched you feel pain everywhere the nerve goes..


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