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I fractured my c5/6 over7yrs ago , my hands are icy cold and

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I fractured my c5/6 over7yrs ago , my hands are icy cold and painful, the skin on my knuckles has gone thick , is it due to my injury
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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I am sorry you fractured your cervical spine

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it sounds like you have nerve damage causing neuropathy in your hands

Dr. David :

yes, this nerve damage in your neck can cause these changes.

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you might benefit from nerve pain medications like neurontin (gabapentin) or lyrica (pregabalin) to help decrease

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the ice cold neuropathy pain

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you might need spine surgery to help repair the spine at C-5/6

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have you tried these nerve pain medications before?

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hello?

Customer:

yes and had surgery to replace c5/6 with titanium cage

Dr. David :

I see.

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have you been on neurontin or lyrica before?

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that might help your hands icy cold symptoms.

Customer:

no i haven't but will mention my hands to consultant when i next see him

Dr. David :

that is a good idea.

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I hope the medications help your hands.

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