What causes backache along with pricking sensation in hands? - Online Doctor Chats
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Hi Dr. XXXXXXX
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you asked me to get some xrays done
Yup, flex ex x-rays for your neck
Wait I am uploading here
Got them done?
Yes, I just have photo graphs today
will get print tomorrow
Lets see if you can get anything from photos
sure, upload them, lets take a look
OK, so these are pics in neutral position
What about the flexion and extension shots?
no no you did not ask me to get that flexion and extension
This is what I asked that guy
any updates from it?
Ok, so the other pics will be done later. Now to this x-ray. Look at the first image, (the one where you are turned to the side
Look at the dark spacing between each bone
each vertebrae to be exact
It looks really good overall
I can't be 100% sure unless i see the Flex and Ex pics.
but this looks like your neck is not the culprit here
The discs look to be in good shape
so what can be the issue..?
Well, from what i remember, the pricking and pain were mostly on the right shoulder
Isn't this entire bone stack supposed to be a little curved? Mine look straight..
i'm sorry pricking asnd pain were right hand
Yes pain in upper left and pricking in right hand finger tips
You were standing straight at attention, you would lose the natural curve at that point
ok..what do I do now
Ok, well. The nerves on that side are probably getting entrapped when entering your arm, either from the neck or the shoulder
We haven't perfectly ruled out entrapment at the neck. But your shoulder seems a more likely culprit in this case.
You're going to need to be examined by an orthopedic specialist.
they are going to take your through range of motion testing.
Basically move your arms in a big wide XXXXXXX to see where the pricking worsens if at all
they may want x-rays of the shoulder as well
I also visited a ortho.. he did motion testing.. couldn't find anything new.. he said might be metabolisim problem/posture problem
pricking does not worsen by any motion
well, a metabolic problem wouldn't affect just your right arm, it would affect the wholw body
Visited CMH XXXXXXX . Dr. Ashokh Wadhwa
Yes, this is what I thought
Gotcha, yhea , you mentioned CMH
why don;t we assume that you DO have a bony problem in either the neck or the shoulder..
I'm not saying you do, but lets come at this from a different direction
lets try and strengthen your neck and shoulder with Physical Therapy and exercise before we expose you to more testing
ok, what to do next?
I want you to check out this video
make sure it loads
if it is bone problem, then why pricking?
it describes 3 excercises
well, bones, when misaligned or when inflamed will irritate the nerves of the arm, leading to that sensation
ok, so for how many days should I do this exercise?
I want you to do those 3 exercises twice a day. and when you feel neck pain. I want you to use the method described in the next video
i want you to try this for a week. After that, if these are not working. You will need some heavy duty testing and a consult with a a spine surgeon
ok.. I'll do it
Good. see i'm just trying to rule out the simple stuff first before i make you spend a ton of money and time on this
Sure, I got it.. thanks a lot
Do I need to show you the xray prints tomorrow? or snaps were enough?
you can always do that. Will be happy to take a look
can never be sure till i check
sure.. thanks .. bbye
the pictures seemed pretty clear, but can never be sure. I'm not that knowledgeable about how a camera would distort a picture
Take care my friend.
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