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My arms hurt and hips hurt and neck and lower

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Dr. Arnab Banerjee

Critical Care Specialist

Practicing since :2012

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Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My arms hurt and hips hurt and neck and lower back. it been doing this for 3 to 4 month
Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
possible spinal nerve entrapment...further evaluation required...

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service...
I've gone through your query in details...
I can understand your concern...

To some extent, any pinched nerves at the cervical spine to the downwards lumbo-sacral region can give rise to such pain and discomfort (especially if there's any tingling if the pain is spreading down towards the neck to the arms)...

-Avoid any strenuous activities, weight bearing, for now, avoid back/forward bending also...When sitting, sit with an erect spine (back-support can be used)...

Take a mild Painkiller (eg. ACETAMINOPHEN i.e. Tylenol), avoid any strenuous activities and stay rested...

-Apply a mild pain-killer spray (eg. Voveran) around the affected area (avoid any kind of massaging without supervision)

If despite following all these there's no significant improvement within the next few days, then I'd recommend getting it evaluated further by an Orthopedician along with a few investigations (an X-ray of the cervical and lumbosacral spine, CBC, Vit D3, Vit-B12 levels, Uric acid, ESR to look into it further)...

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take Care
Kind Regards

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