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Sudden severe pain in the arm spreading to the legs and back. What treatment should be done?

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My daughter is 19...healthy in every respect...normal suddenly experiencing severe pain in right arm spreading to her legs and back. Its 3 am here in Mumbai India and I want to know if it requires medical attention...
Posted Mon, 11 Feb 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 3 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
A sudden severe pain in the arm spreading to the legs and back without any history of injury is likely to be due to a neurological cause. In case the pain is not associated with any limb weakness then it can wait till you get an appointment with a neurologist.
Right now for relief she can have a mild pain killer like ibuprofen and start with vitamin B 12 supplements for relief. Make sure that she takes plenty of electrolyte XXXXXXX fluids like fresh fruit juices and sports drinks orally.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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