There is nothing hilarious about whacking your funny bone. In fact, the funny bone is not a bone. It is called that because of the funny – as in hard to describe – feeling you get when that part of the elbow is hit. What you are actually hitting is the ulnar nerve that runs from your neck to your hand. This nerve innervates muscles in the forearm and hand. The end of the nerve has two branches. The little finger and half the ring finger are innervated by these branches.
Hany Helmi MD, DC
- Interventional Spine
- Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Board Certified in Pain Management
- Trained Interventional Spine and Pain Procedures
- Specializes in developing an Integrated approach to Spine disorders, Nerve Entrapments, and Musculoskeletal Care
Dr. Helmi was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and then attended Chiropractic School at Parker College in Dallas, Texas. After completing Chiropractic School, Dr. Helmi complemented his education by entering medical school and graduating from St. Christopher’s College of Medicine. From there he underwent a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation internship and residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Helmi obtained additional fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management at the internationally renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Helmi believes strongly that an integrated approach to patient care provides the best clinical outcome. His practice and expertise focus on utilizing interventional pain procedures, medications, and rehabilitation as part of an individualized treatment plan for treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, nerve entrapments, headaches, and various pain disorders.
Dr. Helmi is Board Certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.