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Pain in back and down arm when sneezing or coughing

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  • Posted By: codeyell0
  • February 18, 2009
  • 10:48 PM

One day about 5-6 months ago I started having pain in my upper left shoulder blade area, kind of underneath it. this would bring pain to my entire arm fingers would tingle and go numb slightly. I did have a stiffness in my back and if the area or specific spot was rubbed hard enough my fingers would get pins and needles or numb.

The pain would go away with neprixin or neproxin sodium (aleve or enough advil) Neproxin worked the best as it was prescription left over from something else.

Now I had no injuries what so ever the only thing I can think of is my chair at work doesn't go up or down and I work on a laptop so the keyboard doesn't move. I'm in IT so I'm on this thing all day

I no longer get the pain this went away slowly after a few months, but if I sneeze or cough it will send a pain down my arm, originating from the spot in my shoulder down the tricep area or back of my arm to my elbo and feels like I hit a funny bone in there and to my hand. lasts 1-2 minutes.

Its not the ***k of my body that makes it hurt but a certain muscle movement from sneezing or coughing. if I tighten my diaphram hard enough I can slightly feel the spot in my shoulder.

I have tried different things to recreate the pain (I'm a technician its in me to fix the problem or pinpoint it for someone else) or tried different positions to put my arm in while coughing or sneezing to see if it effects the outcome and it still hurts the same.

I think its a pinched nerve or some pulled muscle but leaning towards pinched nerve.

I have seen a chiropractor but didn't seem to do anything. Just seemed like his treatment would have taken 1-2 years of visits each week and each week I went I felt nothing better or worse.

Suggestions? Different Diagnosis?
Thank you for your time


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