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Hi, I have burning & the sensation of being stabbed by

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I have burning & the sensation of being stabbed by pins in my arms.i can't sleep & can get no relief from ibuprofen.
This has now started in my hands.ive tried many different lotions, bath salts etc etc,but I get no relief.
I cannot wear warm clothing as thus makes it worse.
Also, there seems to beno pattern or trigger .i can't get an appointment with my doctor until next week,but I'm going mad.
Can you plea help?
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
This problem is likely coming from your neck
I suspect you have some discs or arthritis in the neck that are pressing on nerves and causing arm issues. This is quite common and doesn't usually involve pain in the neck.
I would go to A and E as soon as you can. This could be serious impingement of the spinal cord as well.
I would go right away. you probably need xrays and maybe even an MRI of the neck
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
This has been going on for at least 6years, so why is it so urgent to go to a&e
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Do I get a reply from my last e mail?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No reply to my follow up questions which are really important
I didn't realize it was going on for 6 years Sue.
But you do need an MRI of the neck
I'm sorry about the late reply. I'm back now
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Why do you think it is my neck & not anything else?
the only other possibility is in the brain
something that affects both sides like this needs to be central nervous system.
that is spinal cord or brain
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What would that be ?
multiple sclerosis
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Wow, that's a shock.what is the percentage likely hood of this?
probably less than 10% chance
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thats a relief.however, what would be the prognosis if it is ms?
still good because you are older than typical age at diagnosis
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Why is age a factor ?
older age at diagnosis is a positive sign
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I'm not sure I understand.why is it a positive sign?
I'm not sure why Sue
that is just the course of the disease. older is better. I can't explain it
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Does it mean I would be on medication,if so what?
Would I end up in a wheelchair ?
Most likely you would not have serious problems from it
It tends to be very mild in your age group
please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it sue
Dr. Phil, MD and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thankyou for answering my questions.i realise that you can't give a really detailed personal answer, but I will follow up on your advice,
Thanks again,
I appreciate the excellent rating.

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