My Shoulder Aches a Lot.?

Question by Kelly: My shoulder aches a lot.?
Like it’s the right shoulder , but its the side of my neck and if you travel down a bit it hurts. Like sometimes it makes me want to cry. I’ve been having this problem forever, but i just shrug it off. It’s not like the bruise pain its like needles are poking and poking and if I move a bit that part becomes numb, and it feels like blades are cutting me.
Whats the problem?

Best answer:

Answer by pelican
This is something you need to get checked. Some of the possible causes of numbness include:

Sitting or standing in a position for prolonged time
Injury to a certain nerve can cause numbness in the body part of that nerve, or other parts connected with that nerve channel
Shingles (herpes zoster) infection is another reason which can lead to numbness
Pressure on the spinal nerves in condition like slip disk
Pressure on the peripheral nerve which forms due to enlarged blood vessels, infection or tumors
No blood supply to a certain body area, can also cause body numbness in the certain body part
Body numbness at night or during sleep sensation gets worse in people having the condition
Medical condition of carpel tunnel syndrome where a person gets a pressure on a nerve at the wrist, is a common experienced condition of body numbness during pregnancy
Other medical condition like diabetes, multiple sclerosis, under active thyroid also lead to body numbness and tingling
Lack of vitamin B12 in body is also another cause of body numbness
Certain medications or radiation therapy can also lead to body numbness
Experiencing right side or left side of body numbness can be a stroke symptom
Nerve damage due to consumption of lead, tobacco or alcohol can also lead to body numbness and tingling sensation

There are many possible causes of tingling:

Remaining in the same seated or standing position for a long time
Injury to a nerve — for example, a neck injury may cause you to feel numbness anywhere along your arm or hand, while a low back injury can cause numbness or tingling down the back of your leg
Pressure on the spinal nerves, such as from a herniated disk
Pressure on peripheral nerves from enlarged blood vessels, tumors, scar tissue, or infection
Shingles or herpes zoster infection
Lack of blood supply to an area — for example, cholesterol (plaque) build up from atherosclerosis in the legs can cause pain, numbness, and tingling while walking (this is called vascular claudication); frostbite can also reduce blood supply and lead to numbness

Other medical conditions, including:
Carpal tunnel syndrome (pressure on a nerve at the wrist)
Multiple sclerosis
Transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a “mini-stroke”
Underactive thyroid
Raynaud’s phenomenon
Abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body
A lack of vitamin B12 or other vitamin
Use of certain medications
Toxic nerve damage due to lead, alcohol, or tobacco
Radiation therapy

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