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A 42-year-old female asked:

have pins/needles on right hand for 2 months. mri: c5-6 degenerative changes with spinal cord flattening & effacement of csf signal.multilevel chronic foraminal stenosis worst at c5-6, compression of right c6 nerve root.how dangerous? irreversible?

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Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Get EMG: It would seem that you have a cord compression, but you need an EMG/NCS (muscle and nerve study) to determine how serious the cord compression is vs a different cause,,such as carpal tunnel, which could also exist. steroid epidural cervical injections should Improve symptoms for some time. Please wear a soft cervical collar while driving to prevent injury should you have an accident.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Suggest: EMG can objectify, and C6 radiculopathy could improve with TFESI at the root level. PT with motorized traction could also help. Would get 2 or 3 neurosurgical opinions, as surgery here might be very helpful.

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Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?

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Dr. Craig Morton
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Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is one type of "nerve pain" medicine. There are several different types of "nerve pain" medication. You would want to increase Lyrica (pregabalin) to the highest dose before you could say it isn't working. Naproxen is an an anti-inflammatory medication. Narcotics are the strongest medication with evidence for improving neuropathic pain.
A 24-year-old female asked:

Left hand pain around pinky and ring finger knuckles and left elbow pain, 24 weeks pregnant.?

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Dr. Robert Frolichstein
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Ulnar neuropathy: You have likely heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a compression and irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. Ulnar tunnel syndrome, which it sounds like you may have, is a compression of the ulnar nerve in elbow. This nerve supplies the ring finger and pinky fingers. If it is compressed and irritated it can produce tingling and pain in those fingers. It is more common in pregnancy.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

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Dr. Ken Starnes
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General Practice 9 years experience
Feet maybe, hands no: The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet. An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion. The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median.
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General Practice 9 years experience
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Any time. Best of luck.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

No libido. No motivation. Low energy. Easily fatigued. Nerd a caffeine stimulant through out the day. Cold hands and feet. Brain fog, unable to focus.?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
A few possibilities: Depression is possible, hypothyroidism also and even autoimmune disorders like fibromyalgia. All can lead to fatigue, low libido, tiredness, foggy brain and low energy and motivation. Cold hands and feet are more likely along with fogginess to suggest medical problems. This is only a short list. A thorough medical and possibly psychiatric evaluation are in order.
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A 55-year-old male asked:

Three years ago, I was stung by a yellow jacket on the side of my big toe. The pain is so intense that I get tremors. I took benadryl (diphenhydramine). There is no swelling now. Canthere be possible nerve damage?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Probably not: It may me a reaction to the sting. You should seek medical attention asap.

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