Hi all new here - 22 yearold with chronic pain from fx c7 and paralyzed hand

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Date Joined Jun 2012
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   Posted 6/28/2012 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
hi all wanted to introduce myself im 22 from new york i am/was a CNA
 i recently broke my c-7 vert. at work while lifting a patient so he wouldnt fall out of bed, ended up causing severe radial nerve damage and ended up with a paralyzed left hand with wrist drop, radial culopathy, im currently on 30mg MS contin 3x day and  1-2 15mg roxicodone every 4 hrs as needed and valuim 10mg every 6 hr as needed
currently fighting a workers comp case been out of pay for 6 months hopfully itll work out good...
thinking of switching to oxycontin 30mg 3x day instead of the morphine  once i have insurance in a month

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   Posted 6/28/2012 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
welcome to HW Chronic Pain. Sorry about what happened to you, sounds very, very painful. Hopefully you will win your Worken's Comp case, it often varies a lot from state to state, I see you are in NY.

Good luck as you continue to deal with this.

David in S.C.
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   Posted 6/28/2012 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I have radial nerve damage in my right hand from PINS syndrome.
Are you using any bracing for the hand and wrist? I did during initial phase and althought your injury was different and more extensive than mine I found the braces helpful.

I had a brace to hold my fingers extended while sleeping to try to lengthen the tendons that had caused my hand to curl up and then a normal wrist brace to hold my wrist and hand in a functional position which helped me to make the best use of the movement I had in my fingers.

Good luck with your worker's comp claim and with getting appropriate medical care.

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   Posted 6/29/2012 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah i have to use the wrist brace to keep my wrist from hanging and being sore
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