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had a phlebotomist hit a nerve while drawing blood, I am still experiencing pain in my arm (shooting pain) and I want to know what are the chances this will resolve on its own. I do not want my hand to become debilatated (fingers can curl up) but I am very worried.
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replied July 15th, 2009
Hi,

I had the same experience, and we referred to Neurology who did nerve conduction tests. The main branch was fine and the needle nicked a small branch. It was painful and I was placed on anti-seizure meds to calm the nerves. It all resolved within 6 weeks.
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