For a little over a year now I've had bouts of pain in my left arm, so severe that i can't extend my arm fully. Swelling, pinching, and loss of strength accompany with the pain, recently i have also noticed spasms in my arm as well as my elbow locking up as well. I have been told that i have a compressed spine, i know that i have severe lower back pain on the regular as well as decrepitous in my knees and something going on with my Achilles tendon on my left side as well. Could all of this be accredited to the compressed spine or should i seek a dr to see if there are more underlying issues at work? By the way. ..I'm only a 40yr old female but have worked extremely hard for the last 25 years, from physical manual labor to driving trucks and buses.