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Baby Shoulder Nerve Injury
Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?
No. Stimulants can : Constrict blood vesselsraise blood pressure (usually by 5-6 mm hg) & ? pulse (usually by 5-6 beats/minute), but they don't cause impingement of nerve roots with numbness, tingling & pain in the areas served by specific nerves. See your primary care to initiate evaluation for the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Related: Peripheral nerve damage is damage to both the nerve and the surrounding tissue since the nervous system is characterized by dependence of neurons on their supporting glia. Brachial plexus dysfunction (brachial plexopathy) is a form of peripheral neuropathy. It occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus, an area where a nerve bundle from the spinal cord splits into each arm nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder nerves: A few nerves supply function to the shoulder. Either he axillary nerve, the long thoracic nerve, spinal accessory nerve and suprascapular nerve can be injured or sometimes spontaneously not work as well (!) When they are affected, there may be a dull aching pain and/or impaired movement or posture. Here is a helpful article to help learn more: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p147.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SCENAR: Good nutritional support (omega 3 supplement high in dha), and scenar treatment are two good starts. Scenar is a microcurrent biofeedback device that needs to be used by a certified and experienced practitioner, but can be particularly helpful. It's similar to a tens unit, but much more effective. ...Read more
Inferior alveolar nerve injury...Is there a cure/treatment? About 2 weeks ago during full mouth extraction for dentures my oral surgeon injured my inferior alveolar nerve, leaving me with total numbness on the left lower lip, chin, gums, inside cheek. Doe
Got vulvodynia after pap smear. How does pap smear trigger vulvodynia? Does it mean doc caused nerve injury? Is this nerve injury permanent?
Vulvodynia describes: Only where the pain is, not why. If your pain is new &started after pap, then a mechanism of injury needs to be identified.Pap smears shouldn't be traumatic. Irritation or damage to pelvic nerves (pudendal for example) can cause these symptoms, but i lack the full info. Rarely pain syndromes develop with minor injuries, like crps/rsd (google). I've had mixed luck with spinal cord stimulation/meds. ...Read more
Form & function: Here are some thoughts: use proper form and prepare with good conditioning including calisthenics and stretching exercises. Stop or slow down exercising if you begin to experience pain. Gradually build up the duration and intensity of exercise. Get enough rest & recovery time between workouts. Get to know a good physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, how important is it to avoid exposure to cold/cough? When are colds typically no longer contageous?
If I get an ncv test done on my hand and legs ,can it also detect nerve damage in my shoulder and neck ?
EMG: no, The same study would have to be performed on the neck and arms. ...Read more
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more