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Can Electrical Stim Treatment Cause Injury
Can Growth Hormone therapy aid in recovering from sustained neuropathy? Or mild nerve damage?. Expert opinions only please.
Does injury or abnormality in CNS or cranial nerves cause EKG changes or disturbance in electrical signals? Does nerve damages above c-1 cause breathing difficulties? How can they identify which nerves are damaged? From the symptoms?
The : The major nerve controlling heart rate, vascular tension, and gastrointestinal function is the vagus nerve. It is the 10th cranial nerve. It can be compressed or injured a few places between the brainstem and the chest. So, there is at least one way an injury to the neck or brainstem can relate to heart rate, ekg, and breathing. An injury "above c1" implies a brain injury. If it is located in the brainstem, it would have to be very small to be survivable. This area controls many functions that are "primitive"--that is to say, common to all animals. That would include heart rate and breathing. When we talk about brainstem injury, we talk about cranial nerve signs and "long tract" signs, meaning the extremities. By finding the intersection of the involved nerves, the area can be identified. Injuries above the brainstem can be a bit more difficult to localize. Cerebellar problems can be difficult to diagnose and often involve balance and coordination. The midbrain is a relay area of sensory and motor signals. The cerebral cortices, on the other hand, are reasonably well-mapped and those lesions can be recognized more easily. A neurologist or neurosurgeon can help diagnose and treat the problem. Often MRI is needed to help locate and diagnose the problem. To be useful, though, the images should correspond to the symptoms and exam findings. ...Read more
Prevent seizures: Vagus nerve stimulation (vns) is designed to prevent seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These pulses are supplied by a device something like a pacemaker. http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/vns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What symptoms are associated with vagal nerve damage? And what treatments can be used to help or correct damage?
Multiple: Vocal changes, loss of reflex or gag reflex, difficulty while swallowing, deafness, cardiovascular problems. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the cause of encephalitis, its severity, location and timing of intervention. If the areas of the brain that are responsible for speech and limb movements are involved, there will be deficits that will require speech and physical therapy started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can electric shock therapy cause degenerative brain disease while it's treating somebody's depression?
What type of cardiac conduction problems can adderrall cause if overused? Can it cause permanent svt?
Permanent SVT: Unlikely but may exacerbate svt.Get a more detailed answer ›
I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage .and nerve damage can cause psychosis and depression.Is it true ?
Yes: That's why vegetarianism is so dangerous if you do not know EXACTLY what you are doing. There are also other causes of B12 deficiency and not just pernicious anemia from stomach disease. However, this is not a common cause of depression in young people who do not have physical weakness / numbness. There are a host of other physical causes; a skilled psychiatrist will pick these up. ...Read more
How to treat permanent spasm verifyied on exam (emg) affecting whole body?
Possible cause: too much post traumatic stress.
They are like "shocks".
More spasms?: Have you a brain mri? Seen a neurologist? At 24 years old with these symptoms would start from the top (brain) and move downwards (muscle unit). Would try to get a formal diagnosis first. Things like isaac's syndrome, multiple sclerosis, stiffperson's syndrome, etc... Need to be ruled out first before ascribing it to "too much posttraumatic stress". ...Read more
Unclear: I would need clarification. Eg. Are you referring to some sort of supplement you're taking? ...Read more
SCS: You may be thinking of spinal cord stimulation which is the application of electrical current to the spinal cord. It is useful for nerve injury due to trauma or after unsuccessful back surgery as well. It can be tested during a simple outpatient trial to assess for efficacy. If it produces at least 50% reduction in pain, the generator (similar to a pacemaker) would be implanted. ...Read more
Yes: If your speaking about a constant cold therapy device such as one of the ones which circulate cold water continuously or even a simple ice bath or ice pack, the answer is yes. Take care to protect the skin and subcutaneous structures from damage by icing through a towel or facecloth, and limiting ice to 10-15 minutes. Consult your doctor, pt or atc as to the best method for your particular problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If B12 deficiency causes confusion,depression,loss of balance,tingling etc. from NERVE DAMAGE, can the NERVE DAMAGE be repaired with shots/supplement?
Sometimes not always: Often many of the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can be treated by replacing the vitamin. Shots may be needed for large doses. If the deficiency is very long-lasting, some of the damage can be irreversible. This usually counts for cases that are a year or older for example. ...Read more
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