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Doctor insights on: Tegretol Trileptal Treatment Chronic Neck Hand Pain

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Dr. Mohamad Mikati
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Can an ultrasound on your neck cause nerve pain in hands? Never had this issue prior to physical therapy.

Can an ultrasound on your neck cause nerve pain in hands? Never had this issue prior to physical therapy.

Possibly: Any thing that causes an injury to your neck can cause arm and hand nerve symptoms, such as pain, numbness or weakness. This is because the nerves that run into your arms and down to your hands start in the neck. However, the neck problem that caused you to get ultrasound treatment of the neck is a much more likely culprit for the problems...and hand pain can have many other causes. See Doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hand pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hand pain?

Try OTC first: If pain / injury is not too serious can always try otc agents like tylenol (acetaminophen) and/ or Ibuprofen or naproxen. If this not helpful can always have your doctor re evaluate and see if there is something more serious going on. ...Read more

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Which is more effective in treating hand pain from computer use, a cold or hot treatment?

Which is more effective in treating hand pain from computer use, a cold or hot treatment?

Cold is better: Ice the area for 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off when awake is better than heat which causes more swelling. ...Read more

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Severe hand pain when i grasp objs. My pt says I have a "kink" in my nerve caused by tight neck and shoulder muscles. Term or diagnosis for condition?

Severe hand pain when i grasp objs. My pt says I have a "kink" in my nerve caused by tight neck and shoulder muscles. Term or diagnosis for condition?

Term: A kink refers to an abnormality " somewhere" you need to see a nuerologist or an orthopod or a hand surgeon and get a proper diagnosis. You can still work in therapy but a working diagnosis will give clarity to that treatment. ...Read more

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Right hand pain starting near thumb, raidiates around the wrist, up the backside of my forearm and backside of my upperarm to my neck and shoulder.

Right hand pain starting near thumb, raidiates around the wrist, up the backside of my forearm and backside of my upperarm to my neck and shoulder.

Radial Radiculopathy: 31 yo fem has pain radiating from neck, shoulder, arm & to thumb has radial nerve impingement, which might be at level of cervical spine or brachial plexus. Neurology consult, nerve conduction studies, & MRI are indicated. Thoracic outlet syndrome might be more probable in 30's female absent cervical injury history. Look for ipsilateral lower shoulder with deconditioned Superior trapezius muscle. ...Read more

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Woke up with shoulder pain over a week ago, pain in neck, back and now it has moved to left arm with numbness in my left hand. Pain lying down. Ta.

Pain: Not being a spinal surgeon can't be sure but it sure sounds from your description that it stems from the cervical level of your spine. See a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Neck pain with arm and hand pain and tingling in left foot...What coul it be?

Neck pain with arm and hand pain and tingling in left foot...What coul it be?

Pinched nerve: This sounds a lot like a pinched nerve in the neck. The left foot tingling is unusual for a pinched nerve in the neck so it would suggest a different diagnosis or 2 separate unrelated diagnoses. ...Read more

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Having neck pain with shoulder pain and upper backache. left hand pain. on methotraxate 15mg and nasids. explain.

Possible nerve: The symptoms you describe are consistent with, Amon other things, degenerative disk disease and cervical radiculopathy. If you have arthritis or disk herniations in your neck, overtime the nerve roots can become irritated and or compressed, resulting in pain in the shoulder, arm and hand. Numbness and tingling may also occur. See your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. ...Read more