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  • nayates
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    For the last few years I have had varying degrees of paresthesia and pain in my upper L trapezius. My neck is sporadically stiff, and I have occasionally experienced lateral arm numbness as well. (I’m not 100% convinced that the arm issue isn’t a separate matter.)

    As far as my underlying causes, I was involved in a car accident 10 or so years ago where I was t-boned on the L side. I was young, so I didn’t get it too thoroughly checked out as I felt fine. Also, I go to the gym daily and lift relatively heavy for my weight. I exercise every body-part weekly and pay very close attention to lifting even and keeping my body size and posture as symmetrical as possible.

    The last 2 weeks, with nothing terribly different or traumatic happening, the pain has been a bit worse than usual. It isn’t horrific, but a constant 3-4/10.

    Any ideas as to what may be the cause of this? What would you recommend? I’m not a huge advocate of surgery, but not 100% against it if the chance of success is high.

    Edit: I also don’t seem to have any highly noticeable ROM issues or loss of strength or function. Also, rolling my shoulder in a forward motion pops every time. Usually 3 pops per roll.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your symptoms could be from a multitude of disorders. What symptoms you have disclosed are much too vague to come up with some differential diagnoses. Start with a visit to a PM&R physician, a chiropractor or your personal medical doctor for the beginnings of a diagnosis.

    Dr. Corenman

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