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Suggest medication for atrophy of the shoulder muscle after an injury

yes, i had a huge blunt object fall on my shoulder a year and a half ago, that seemed bruised @ first then resulted over time atrophy of shoulder muscle, and like a burning syactica type feeling down my arm into a few fingers, i am now have troble using my was once my stong side, to do anything. i had 3 scaline shots aqua therepy, the pain and spasms are terrible and constanti had a emg and nerve conductive studies 3 times , shows rt EU right superoir trunk brachial plexus injury, no evidence of cervical radiculopothy. it had to be from the huge blunt object i never had any problems before ever...i can t find anything on this type injury so i can get it fixed agian...
Tue, 28 Jun 2016
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Hello,

I have studied your case.
I will advise you clinical examination and accordingly investigation like MRI cervical spine or shoulder will help.

Brachial plexus injury can be treated surgically if no relief with medication.
For these symptoms neurotropic medication like pregabalin can be added consulting your doctor.
Till time, avoid lifting weights. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give you relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level as low levels can cause increased muscle and nerve damage.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
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Suggest medication for atrophy of the shoulder muscle after an injury

Hello, I have studied your case. I will advise you clinical examination and accordingly investigation like MRI cervical spine or shoulder will help. Brachial plexus injury can be treated surgically if no relief with medication. For these symptoms neurotropic medication like pregabalin can be added consulting your doctor. Till time, avoid lifting weights. You can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give you relief. I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level as low levels can cause increased muscle and nerve damage. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.