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Having nerve pain in hand and feeling numb. On gabapentin and steroids injection. X ray normal. How to get cured?

Hi i woke up 11 weeks ago with nerve pain down the back of my left arm going down to my hand leaving my fingers with a numb feeling, i have been on gabapentin for 10 weeks and have had steroids injected into my shoulder but still have a pain under my arm in the arm pit area, physio is at a loss as to what it is. Xray came back as negative, what can i do to help free up this impinged nerve
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jun 2012
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Dear patient,

Thanks for your query. I believe a very reasonable thing to do would be to have a nerve conduction study and electromyography (a test with small needles in the muscle) to objectively determine if there is evidence of nerve compromise. If there is, and seems as you have failed conservative therapy, I would encourage you to consult with a neurosurgeon.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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