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Hi, I am asking about pain I get in my right arm fingers and

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Hi, I am asking about pain I get in my right arm fingers and thumb and it goes to my right side chest and back. In 2002 I last had a seizure and at that time I had shrunk a bone on my spine that is about the middle upper part of the back. With this pain it has been happening early this morning at 2.30am I had Panadol but it only help for a short time and the pain would keep coming back and I would be restless and couldn't sleep.

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When did this start?

Customer: I did have same pain about a month ago when I had a cough it wasnt as bad as it is now. It started this morning at 2.30am I woke up with pain down my right arm and fingers and thumb and it went to my chest and back.
Dr Brims :

Is the pain constant?

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Or does it come and go?

Customer: It comes and goes
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Does anything make it better or worse?

Customer: Nothing makes it better but Panadol only ease some of the pain for a short time.
Dr Brims :

What makes it worse?

Customer: I can't lay on the right side and I am restless.
Dr Brims :

Any numbness or tingling?

Customer: Yes
Dr Brims :

Okay, is it present in all of your fingers?

Customer: In thumb, pointer finger, middle and ring finger.
Dr Brims :

Okay, I think you have something called carpal tunnel syndrome

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It is compression of your nerve as it crosses your wrist

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I think you need a test called a nerve conduction study

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It can be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and wrist splints if it is not serious

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Customer: Yes
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Do you understand what I have said above?

Customer: Yes thank you
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