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Have pain in neck , shoulder and numbness in arm. Had accident. Medication not helping. Suggestions?

I was in a accident, and I have been having pain since January 16th and still in lots of pain in neck and shoulder on right side and numbness and tingling down the arm and in fingers, tried medication, have been doing physical therapy and it is not helping. Just had a MRI and doctor called back and said something about C6 and C7 moderate narrowing I don t understand it and in lots of pain my back hurts too and making my leg numb and tingling at times hard to walk.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Cervical spine (back bone of the neck) is made up of seven individual bones (Vertebra - C1 to C7) stacked one upon one another / the gap between two pieces is filled by disc (jelly inside / fibrous outside).
When the space is narrow from degeneration / or accident - it can press upon the nerves coming out of the spinal cord. This will cause symptom like tingling on the area of distribution of the nerve.

You should see a neurologist. Nerve Conduction studies and ElectroMyoGraphy may be necessary to assess the consequences. De-compressive surgery may be necessary.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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