PAIN IN RIGHT UPPER ARM,NUMB RIGHT HAND THUMB
I am Harpreet form India,50 yrs male.I was recently having some low back pain.My MRI suggested some slight prolapsed disc and my doc told me nothing to worry.I somehow got hold of your book--Back sufferers bible and started doing exercises mentioned under disc problem back pain.Now i am feeling very good and started my exercise and sport routine and feeling fit.I play active Table tennis and also do cycling in morning.
Now i am having problem in my neck due to which there was pain in upper arm and my thumb of right hand is still numb,though the pain has now largely gone away.During sleep,i can sleep only on my right side.As i sleep on my left side,my right upper arm starts paining.Even when i sleep on my back straight,my right arm pains.Only when my right arm is under my body weight that is i am sleeping on my right side,i can sleep.I am also taking one tablet of Pregablin 75mg in the night for the last about 15 days.I have discontinued my sport activity for the last one month now and started doing walk only for the last 5 days.
I have consulted my doc regarding this and he has only suggested physiotherapy for 10 days that is Ultrasound heat and IFT.After checking my X-ray,he has told me that it is Cervical spondylysis and Fibromylgia and nothing serious and there is no need of MRI.I had gone through Physiotherapy for 15 days and for the last about 5 days doing some exrecises for above problem.
Question is how can i treat my numb right thumb and also the pain in my right arm during sleep??How long should i continue taking Prebablin tablet??