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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes painful neck and elbow?

hi there i have burning and acheing from the left side of my necy about in the middle of the neck and it goes all the way to my left elbow then from the elbow down i have no feeling and is cold to the touch fingers are numb tingle and i cant even hold 8 oz cup of water it hurts so bad it feel weak
Fri, 21 Nov 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
According to your history and complains such kind of pain can due to compression of nerve and muscle sprain. .

When such patient comes to my hospital we usually take x ray spine to see for severity of nerve compression.
Another differential can be nerve compression due to disc bulge which may need MRI for confirmation.

Medication like methylcobalamine with muscle relaxant and analgesic will reduce pain, you can take them consulting your treating doctor.
You may consult physiotherapist for further guidance. He may start TENS ,or ultrasound which is helpful in your case.
You may need to take rest for early healing.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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