Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Having Pain running down top of arm to wrist, hurts to move. Looking for treatment

about 2 years ago i hurt my self on the job turn my head to fast missed up my neck c5 c6 c7 now i have pain going down my arm to my wrest then my hand the pain was ahour then it stopped and my hand little fringer and ring one was deform and hurt like hell i thought my hand was going to stay that way it last about 10min i try moving it it was hard but it straight out.
Asked On : Sat, 5 May 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  17
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Sounds like you have compression of a nerve root in your neck. The diagnosis can be confirmed with a good clinical examination and an MRI scan. The good news is that most of these episodes resolve with the need for surgery but it can take 2-3 months for the symptoms to completely resolve. In the meantime medication such as a low does of amitryptyline or gabapentin can help with an anti-inflammatory. Gentle physiotherapy. Occasionally CT guided nerve root injections with local anaesthetic and steroid in prolonged cases can be of benefit. Ultimately one can have surgery on the neck to decompress the nerve root.
Answered: Tue, 25 Mar 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor