Hi, my arm pain is the back of my arm through the elbow and down the inside/top of the forearm to the thumb and forefinger. I am sure I heard him right about the carpal tunnel, he said my "symptom" description didn't fit the usual pattern....but that's my usual diagnosis, I don't fit the patterns, never have. Anyway, he prescribed pain meds and a low dose antidepressant, pain meds have decreased the pain in the arm, but not the neck....I hated the antidepressant and talked to my PCP and am stopping that....but the pain in the neck, literally the c5-c6
, still hurts. saw the PT today, he was hoping for better findings, but said at least it wasn't worse....but also said that exercises and stretching is pretty much all we can do for now.....nerve test is in a week and 1/2.....as usual I expect him to say nothing is wrong, yet my thumb/forefinger/forearm tingles 24/7, the pain is intermittant now in arm, and the neck still hurts. I'm scared to do anything or else it'll get agrivated. So I do easy stuff and nothing gets done around the house/yard....and so it goes.
thanks for the reply...any advise/questions I should ask the neurologist? Thanks.