I broke my arm on Feb. 7th 2009 and was given a plate with 8 screws. I take lyrica for the nerve damage and x rays show it has not began to heal yet, or as my doc would now put it, since I threatened to sue, may have just begun to heal. My break was not a clean break and it stays swollen and in severe pain in exactly the spot it was broken. They know are telling me it may be the nerve, which I already take the lyrica and I know what nerve damage feels like. Since without the lyrica my fingers go numb and tingle nonstop from the elbow down. I think my doctors have made a mistake and it has been almost 9 months and I just believe it should be healing quicker. Please help.