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Nerve injury post thoracic strain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 55 year female. suffered a thoracic strian 2 months ago. still have some discomfort when over exertion. only real problem is have numbness in index finger and side of middle finger. when i went to the dr. back then they said could have hurt nerves too. said this could just take time. could you give me an idea how much time and should I continue nsaids even with no pain? thanks
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
Doctor :   if no pain than no need to take NSAID
Doctor :   the nerve regeneration do take time
Doctor :   the exact time cannot be predicted
Doctor :   but it ranges from 2 to 6 months
User :   do i need physical therapy or just do exerciese they gave me to do at home?
Doctor :   exercises at home is sufficient
Doctor :   also you can consume the b complex vitamin supplements for the faster recovery
User :   i will try that. thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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