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Pins and needles all over hand. Done MRI. What kind of therapy is recommended?

hi,m name is betty, 72 years old. my left arm and hand has sensation like needles porking all over, not yet expericenced dropping things. mri result s are from c3 to c7 bulging and 1-2 mm narrowing foramial I am supposed to see a neurosurgeon again soon with the mri result. i am a golfer. i am disappointed in my physical how can i come back to normal life, by doing what kind of therapy or else?
Mon, 4 Nov 2013
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hi there,

Thanks for your query. I agree with your doctor that your problems are due to discs' herniation. However, before your doctor advises surgery, I will strongly recommend 2-3 weeks' course of oral steroids in high doses. In significant number of cases, the steroids reduce the swelling surrounding the compressed nerves and give complete/near complete relief.

Consult your doctor and discuss my opinion/recommendations with him. I am sure he would like to give a trial of oral steroids.

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
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Pins and needles all over hand. Done MRI. What kind of therapy is recommended?

hi there, Thanks for your query. I agree with your doctor that your problems are due to discs herniation. However, before your doctor advises surgery, I will strongly recommend 2-3 weeks course of oral steroids in high doses. In significant number of cases, the steroids reduce the swelling surrounding the compressed nerves and give complete/near complete relief. Consult your doctor and discuss my opinion/recommendations with him. I am sure he would like to give a trial of oral steroids. Dr. Rakesh Karanwal