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Arm sometimes paralyzed

A few months ago, I fell and hurt my back and was experiencing tingling in my arms/hands afterward. I was told the tingling was just due to swelling, but then it kept getting worse and worse.

Now, sometimes I'll move my neck wrong and my right arm will "go out." I'm talking about full paralysis of my arm, my hand locks up into a claw shape, 10/10 pain like a thousand burning needles, lasting for an hour (until the Vicodin can kick in). It's happened 3 times in the last 10 days. Is this... normal? Is it causing permanent damage? I feel like my doctor wasn't really as concerned about that as I would expect.

They recently started me on Neurontin and Meloxicam but they're not doing much yet, and I'm running out of Vicodin even though I only use it when my arm completely "goes out." My doctor ordered an MRI of my neck, but I've been getting the runaround from the scheduling people and have to keep leaving messages and dealing with red tape, so it's taking a long time to get in there.

I'm really anxious about what will happen when I run out of pain medicine. I'm already missing a lot of work and just constantly exhausted from hurting all the tine.


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