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Upper Back Pain and Arm Numbness: Possible Causes

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hi, i have had upper back pain between my shoulder blades mostly on my left side ,and numbness in my left arm. this is my third restless night. what could it be?

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replied January 24th, 2006
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Upper back pain and arm numbness could be result of too much physical labor. Upper back pain between the shoulder blades can also be caused by spondylotic changes of the cervical vertebral column which can create pressure on brachial nerves...but this possibility is less likely due to your age (29). It may help to schedule a visit to your primary doctor to report the symptoms and to start to identify the cause of the pain.
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