Re: ulnar neuropathy
my best advice would be aleeve or the comparable generic or advil dosed during the day every four to six hours.the aleeve you only have to take two in the morning and two later in the day.its a more continuous type of coverage than multidosing with advil.JMO.the thing about actual nerve pain,is it is very hard to treat,but if this nerve is actually being inflammed by some sort of compromise,you may get the best relief with a type of anti inflammatory like the ones i just mentioned.tylenol would realistically not do a whole lot for you.
one big thing here i just wanted to mention is before there is ANY type of a possible surgical intervention contemplated by any specialist you see,you NEED to make darn certain that the finger pain is actually stemming from something lower down like the wrist or elbow area and not actually stemming from a very real issue within your c spine.many people unfortunetly have docs who don;t bother to actually look at where these nerves actually start from within the c spine and 'presume' it is something further down when the actual problem could very well be stemming from the c spine area.this just HAS TO be checked out before 'doing' anything like surgery.hope the anti inflammatorys help some.please keep me posted on things,K?good luck,marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.