My fingers were numb on May 7th and on May 10th my hand and fingers are paralized. Diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. Had surgey to relese radial nerve.The nerve died and no relief. Will the pain ever go away? I'm now disabled and applied for SSDI. I'm 59. I've never been in this kind of pain ever in my life.
I know of people who've had the nerves "killed" and have no pain and returned to normal functioning from very poor functioning. I wonder if you can find a Dr. more skilled in this who will address the necessary nerves besides the radial nerve. The releasing of the radial nerve doesn't sound like it was successful. Maybe you need some other opinions to get a good picture of what to do. You can take a CD of your imaging to any Dr. of your choice. I've sent mine around the nation in the past to get opinions.
Right now I have neuropathies that have to be addressed and I just completed updating my MRIs today. I do understand much of what you're going through. I've gotten pain relief through ESIs (Epidural Steroidal Injections), pain meds (temporary), gabapentin and trileptal, Physical Therapy, traction, etc. I've been putting off surgery but now the US has disc replacements rather than just fusions. Have you had any imaging done of your problem areas?
Nerve pain can be very, very bad. Hopefully your neurologist will suggest some ways to help with the pain. Does he have you on any meds right now? My answer is yes, the pain has greatly subsided many times. You don't have to live with terrible pain forever.
See a pain management and neurologist. Have you tried wearing braces on your hands? I have idiopathic neuropathy 24/7 and nothing takes away my pain. However, with your situation there may be help. As for the norco and too much tylenol is a valid concern, let your dr know your concern and he can give you oxycodone without tylenol, that's if your with pain management.
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