pain & tingling in both shoulders, fingers & thumbs
In November 2018 while working in a friend's garden, I fell backwards down a steep slope (circa 15 metres). As a result I had some paralysis in both arms & hands and extreme pain in my shoulders. The GP diagnosed cervical radiculopathy and foraminal stenosis. Since then I have experienced severe nerve pain that can only be controlled with morphine-based medication. Can chiropractic manage this pain?
Stuart (83)Hello Stuart,
The honest answer, is I'm not sure. Since I'm getting on myself, I treat a lot of people of your age, and some respond well, and others not so well. It's all dependent on the extent of your foraminal stenosis.
What's good is that it hasn't affected your legs, which would mean cord pressure, but both arms is obviously not so good.
The extreme pain in your shoulders could be related to your neck, but is probably also local injury which certainly would be treatable.
So, a guarded yes, but not if you're expecting a one click miracle; that won't happen. Would an initial ten treatment programme with an hoped for fifty percent improvement be satisfactory.
Look for a chiropractor with experience and time on his hands; perhaps someone like myself who is semi-retired and willing to take more time with you.
Take your X-rays and hopefully you have an MRI with you.
Let me know how you get on.