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Suggest treatment for pain and numbness from shoulder to the right arm finger tip due to a pinched nerve

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

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Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Medical intervention of severe shoulder blade pinched nerve pain and numbness coursing from shoulder down right arm to finger tips lasting over 2 weeks
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Surgical intervention is possibly required.

Detailed Answer:

Hello!

I can certainly understand your concern and have worked through your attached query in detail.

As per your description, the possibility of a nerve compression is very high. It's advisable to get an MRI scan to determine further course of action.

The symptoms will dramatically improve with surgical intervention.

Review with reports to determine further course of action

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Suresh Heijebu, General & Family Physician
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 13 hours later
What about first administering a localized steroid injection pinpointed to the muscles/tendons? I can place a finger exactly where the compression exists.
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Steroids are a good option.

Detailed Answer:

Hello!

I can certainly understand your concern.

Steroid injections are a very good option. Yes you can place a finger opposite the compression.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards,
Dr. Suresh Heijebu, General & Family Physician

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