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A case study

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by quentintarrantino, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. quentintarrantino

    quentintarrantino Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    twenty something male chief complaints pain in the upper left back, below scapula next to the spine, pain radiates to left arm around triceps, no pain associated with movement of the arm, numb and tingling in the left are, prickly tingling in the upper left back, pain radiates to lower back sometimes at the insertion of the left lat, swelling sometimes, pain radiates to upper left neck sometimes causing headaches, swelling in the upper left neck region too

    history 2 years ago was helping a friend move and a sofa (heavy) got the better of me but at that time felt no real problem there. about an hour after upper left back became really swollen, felt like a water balloon,

    it sometimes causes me insomnia because of the pain, but there are times, long stretches, where there is no pain

    any opinions or ideas? need more information? where or what kind of doctor should i seek out?
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  3. neutropeniaboy

    neutropeniaboy Blasted ENT Attending 10+ Year Member

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    Hmm...suprascapular, axillary, intercostobrachial, C2/C3...burning, tingling, prickly sensations. This is a brachial plexus neuropathy, specifically RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy).

    This is neurology territory.

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    <strong>twenty something male chief complaints pain in the upper left back, below scapula next to the spine, pain radiates to left arm around triceps, no pain associated with movement of the arm, numb and tingling in the left are, prickly tingling in the upper left back, pain radiates to lower back sometimes at the insertion of the left lat, swelling sometimes, pain radiates to upper left neck sometimes causing headaches, swelling in the upper left neck region too

    history 2 years ago was helping a friend move and a sofa (heavy) got the better of me but at that time felt no real problem there. about an hour after upper left back became really swollen, felt like a water balloon,

    it sometimes causes me insomnia because of the pain, but there are times, long stretches, where there is no pain

    any opinions or ideas? need more information? where or what kind of doctor should i seek out?
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