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A month ago i got knocked off my bike and fractured

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hello,
a month ago i got knocked off my bike and fractured my C7 (spinous process). In the last couple of days my right little finger is twitching at night time which keeps me awake . it does though calm down during the day.
I have read this happens with C7 fractures and I know i am only 4 weeks in healing. I currently have a miami J curve collar on and i can walk around fine without pain.
is there anything i can do about the twitching? will this need physio? does it go after a while?
thanks Adam
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

you can ask your doctors about medicaitons like elavil (amytriptyline) or neurotin (gabapentin) at night time which could help your little finger

you should also have your potassium levels checked and magnesium levels checked.

low levels of these can cause problems with your nerves and cause twitching at night time

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