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Currently I am not getting PT. I had gone for 3 months of PT sessions by a Physical Therapist, hands on. Helped a very little, but very temporary, just as the epidural injections were temporary. The physician himself did not do the therapy but it was done in a hospital outpatient setting. Does arthritis cause this type of pain? The neuro mentioned it. My c5-c6 discs cause numbness in my thumb and forefinger, slightly up my wrist. A little pinching at times in my elbow. I have had an EMG, but nothing seems to relate to the neck/shoulder stiffness and body aches. I have learned to live with the numbness. The neck stuff is causing the most problems.