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Suggest cure for excruciating pain in shoulders

I m 29 around 5 11 and around 190 lbs. I was diagnosed with Torticollis at an emergency room 4 days ago. My shoulder had been hurting for about 5 days prior to the point that the pain had become excruciating. Pain radiating down the arm and numbness in the tips of a couple of fingers. I was prescribed Valium, Hydrocodone, and 60 mg Ibuprofen. I m out of the Valium and I have one pill of Hydrocodone left. I ve still had pain in the mornings until the pills kicked in so I know I m still going to be hurting. The main problem is that my health insurance doesn t kick in for another 2 weeks. I m not sure whether to go to one of the specialists the ER doc recommended or if I could just contact him for more pain meds. I don t want to live on pain pills but if I can just make it until my insurance kicks it would be best. What should I do?
Thu, 18 Jun 2020
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Hello,

It looks that you are having severe pain.Radiation of pain in arm with numbness in fingers at your age with history of torticolis is pointing towards nerve compression at neck.At his stage for your maximum safety i shall advice you to consult to your orthopedic doctor or a neurophysician for help.A long delay of 2 weeks to consult your doctor may lead to damage to nerves.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mukesh Tiwari, Orthopedic Surgeon
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Suggest cure for excruciating pain in shoulders

Hello, It looks that you are having severe pain.Radiation of pain in arm with numbness in fingers at your age with history of torticolis is pointing towards nerve compression at neck.At his stage for your maximum safety i shall advice you to consult to your orthopedic doctor or a neurophysician for help.A long delay of 2 weeks to consult your doctor may lead to damage to nerves. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mukesh Tiwari, Orthopedic Surgeon