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24/7 back pain. throbbing hands, fingers are curling

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I am not really sure where to ask this but needs some answers on my symptoms. i am in pain 24/7. Theres my hands I have constant throbbing in both hands as well as elbows my fingers are currently curling, when my last 2 fingers on my left side get massaged i scream with pain but feel relief, i have had elbow nerve surgery in hoping it would fix it and its just gotten worse. I have had severe back pain for 8 years with no luck of relief i cannot bend, when i lift my left leg i have a snapping in my hip, i get burning down my legs, and when i sit i cant get up my butt feels like its being pulled down as im trying to get up, i cannot touch my feet as again i scream in pai. i havent been able to get help alot of pysios dont want to touch me and my doctor wont go any further and hospitals keep telling me its my siatica.

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replied September 23rd, 2014
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Thank you for asking

If the diagnosis is known then sciatica is easily manageable. But why fingers and elbows would be involved in that. I think of it as some rheumatological condition or some systemic condition too. It all needs some work up. Rule put lupus, Osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. Nerve compressions at multiple spots at a time is least likely.

Fibromyalgia is also possible. WHy dont you get a competent neurologist and let them take care of you.

Good luck

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