My muscles in my arms are sore. My right arm is worse and is my dominate one. I don't seem to loose strength in my arms but when I lift anything light or heavy it seems to hurt in my muscle. I am not on any medication. I take a multi vitamin, 1000mcg of Vit B12 and 400mg of Vit. D everyday. I did have an Marina IUD inserted in Sept. the pain started the end of November. I am seeing a chiropractor at present. It is helping my neck pain and shoulder pain but my arms are still very sore. I am 46 years old. My B12 level was down to 163 in July. It is now up to 338. I did have ESR, Rh CBC CRP levels done and all are fine.I went away in November for 2 weeks to Texas and did not take Vit D when I was there and when I returned to NS I started taking it again. Would this cause muscle soreness? Any suggestion to the cause would be appreciated
The muscle soreness in the arms that you reported might be related to cervical spondylosis.
Cervical spondylosis is a condition in which there is a degenerative process in the joints between the neck spinal vertebrae. This process might slightly decrease the space where the spinal nerves leave the spine. This might put pressure on the nerves causing pain along the nerves. When the vertebrae in the neck are affected, then the nerves responsible for the arms might present the pain. This pain might seem to originate from the arms, the shoulders or the neck itself. Giving the fact that you eased the pain in the neck and the shoulders when you visited the chiropractor, cervical spondylosis is likely to be the right diagnosis.
You might want to visit an orthopedist for a physical examination and an X-ray of the neck part of the spine. Physical therapy might be recommended. The chiropractor might also help you if s/he concentrates on the neck. Meanwhile, avoid putting your neck and head in one position for long periods (for example, watching television or working on computer). Try to change the posture for every 10 minutes or at least give yourself a break a couple of minutes after each half an hour of work.
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