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Upper back and shoulder pain and numbess right hand

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: November 8, 2020 2:06 AM
Anonymous 2 months

I have been feeling pain at my upper back and shoulder on the right side. Sometimes with the pain, I felt numbness, tingling and my right hand feel like ‘lenguh’ something like that. It goes on like sometimes it comes and go. And the pain remains for a long time. But there a time I didnt feel pain at all. What do you think I’m suffering? I don’t want to go to further check as currently I just started new work at new place. Is there any medicine that helps me ease the problem?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 2 months
General Practitioner

Good morning and thank you for contacting us

We truly understand your concern with regard to your current condition. However our views would only reflect based on the linear description that you have brought forth into the forum.

From your complaints, we believe that your condition may have multifactorial causes such as:

  • Pressure on the nerves
  • Pinched nerves
  • Inflammation of the nerves
  • Neuropathy
  • Nerve injury

or even related to our daily routine:

  • Cumulated work fatigue
  • Upper extremities exhaustion
  • Use of certain medications
  • Use of toxic substances like alcohol

or due to a more serius condition such as:

  • Reduced blood supply
  • Diabetes
  • Hypotiroidism
  • Multiple sclerosis

Do immediately go to the neaby clinic or hospital if you experience the following:

  • The pain becomes more frequent or increased in duration
  • Experience acute burning sensation or unabated pain
  • The pain have migrated/radiated elsewhere
  • The pain interferes with your daily routine or work

For now I do suggest you to:

  • Continue your daily life as normal
  • Schedule a 5 to15 minutes break every few hours of working
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
  • Don’t skip meals to avoid hyperglycemia (read: eat healthy)
  • Exercise regularly but don’t forget to warm up
  • You may also take neurological supplements (i.e. fish oil & vit B)

Want to take the extra initiative to be healthier? Supplement is the best option for you.

To know further with regards to your condition, or to be able to decide on which therapy best suited for your condition, additional assessment must be done. With that being said we encourage you to consult with the nearest clinic or hospital in your area. In addition you can also talk directly to our doctors by using this link. (DoctorOnCall) Thank you.


Last Updated: Sun Nov 08 2020 02:06:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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