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ulnar/cubital nerve damage
02-25-2010, 10:23 AM
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Sad ulnar/cubital nerve damage

Hi - I have 2 surgeries from an accident back in Feb 2008 that has resulted in medium/ulnar release 9/08 and 9/09 ulnar transposition . Both surgeries were done at the left elbow. Just told no more medical treatments now just pain management

I have been in daily pain since the accident, but since the last surgery my pain has increased and moved up all the way to my head.

I have a couple questions:

1, Has anyone ever had this?
2. What drugs work for pain?
3. what options are there if any?
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02-25-2010, 11:35 AM
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RE: ulnar/cubital nerve damage
i dont have the same injuries as you..but had back injury 2 herniated disks that led to a 2 level fusion and about to have the hardware removed and my pm dr has me on opana 10mg er 3 times daily and dilaudid 4 mg 4 times daily gabapentin 300 mg 3 times daily and baclofen 10 mg 3 times daily and i get really good pain releif

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02-25-2010, 11:42 AM
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RE: ulnar/cubital nerve damage
inpainokla Wrote:i dont have the same injuries as you..but had back injury 2 herniated disks that led to a 2 level fusion and about to have the hardware removed and my pm dr has me on opana 10mg er 3 times daily and dilaudid 4 mg 4 times daily gabapentin 300 mg 3 times daily and baclofen 10 mg 3 times daily and i get really good pain releif

How long ago was your surgery and how long have you been on your meds?
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02-25-2010, 12:55 PM
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RE: ulnar/cubital nerve damage
I have unlnar nerve entrapment of the right elbow, NCT rates it as mild/moderate.

I had (right) carpal tunnel surgery 2/16/10 with the stiches removed yesterday.

The doctor released me yesterday, no therapy was ordered.

I still have the burning going up the arm when I use the arm. The wrist is exteremly painful today, ont he pain scale I would say a 9 when I use the arm.

In 1997 I had surgery of the right elbow, 20+ breaks. Doctor says he removed to pieces of the arm put them together on the surgical tray like he was working a puzzle and then put the pieces back in the arm.

Recently I've been in physical therapy for cervical headaches.

I do understand your pain.

I do get some relief from my tens unit.
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02-25-2010, 05:29 PM
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RE: ulnar/cubital nerve damage
1. Has anyone ever had this?
2. What drugs work for pain?
3. what options are there if any
?

Drugs will not fix anything. Only thing a drug might do, is cut the edge off a little. It is much better to ask the doctor/surgeon, to do their very best to find the source that is generating such pain. Then come up with a medical plan for proper treatment.

When you ask for options, please explain what your looking for?

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02-25-2010, 05:33 PM
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RE: ulnar/cubital nerve damage
Bad Boy Bad Boy Wrote:1. Has anyone ever had this?
2. What drugs work for pain?
3. what options are there if any
?

Drugs will not fix anything. Only thing a drug might do, is cut the edge off a little. It is much better to ask the doctor/surgeon, to do their very best to find the source that is generating such pain. Then come up with a medical plan for proper treatment.

When you ask for options, please explain what your looking for?

The Dr. has informed me that there is nothing left medically to do. I was looking to hear if anyone in this situation has found that a certain therapy, time or something else made the pain less.
I know drugs are not the answer but I am growing tired of daily pain.
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02-25-2010, 06:58 PM
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RE: ulnar/cubital nerve damage
Sunshine have you tried a tens unit for your pain?
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02-25-2010, 10:05 PM
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RE: ulnar/cubital nerve damage
Bummer Knees Wrote:Sunshine have you tried a tens unit for your pain?

Bummer - Yes Tens, Lidocain patches as well.
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02-25-2010, 10:17 PM
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RE: ulnar/cubital nerve damage
i had surgery may 6th of 09..and ive only been on these meds since january and like i said they take my pain levels from around a 7-8 to a 1-2 with around the clock releif

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02-25-2010, 10:38 PM
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RE: ulnar/cubital nerve damage
inpainokla Wrote:i had surgery may 6th of 09..and ive only been on these meds since january and like i said they take my pain levels from around a 7-8 to a 1-2 with around the clock releif

WC Warrior - thanks - I will keep you posted what the Dr. gives me Monday. My first visit to the Pain Dr.

I like the 1-2 pain you can get to. Has your body adjusted to the drugs so you can function normally without much tiredness?
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