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Can a previous nerve injury cause aches years later?

Can a previous nerve injury cause aches years later?

Absolutely: I'm not certain if you mean the pain went away for years and came back or caused pain continuously for years since the time of the injury. The latter is, unfortunately, quite common. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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What can cause superior gluteal nerve injury?

What can cause superior gluteal nerve injury?

Nerve Injury: Superior gluteal nerve injury may occur as a result of injections to the buttock, hip surgery, pelvic or hip fractures. A patient would demonstrate a drop of the hip while walking on the uninjured side. The gluteus medius and gluteus maximus muscles innervated by the superior gluteal nerve are important for pelvic stability. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes an ulnar nerve injury?

Please tell me what causes an ulnar nerve injury?

Various causes: Most common is Ulnar Neuropathy caused by the Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. The ulnar nerve gets compressed at the inner side of the elbow resulting in numbness and tingling radiating from the elbow, down the medial forearm, to the 4th and 5th fingers. For more info see patient info at
patient.co.uk : http://bit.ly/1pAbbJW For a more detailed explanation to to UpToDate:http://bit.ly/1nU8TdZ ...Read more

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What is an ulnar nerve injury and what causes it?

What is an ulnar nerve injury and what causes it?

Ulnar nerve injury: An ulnar nerve injury occurs due to trauma or compression, often at the inner elbow. It may cause numbness of the forearm and hand and weakness, especially in the hand. It can be treated with splinting, but often surgery is needed for severe cases.

http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Why would a peripheral nerve injury cause loss of both sensory and motor functions?

Why would a peripheral nerve injury cause loss of both sensory and motor functions?

Injury location: Although specific sensory branches go to skin and motor branches go to muscle, the main nerve trunks contain both. These large cables split off smaller branches that contain only sensory or motor nerve cells.

If an injury occurs on the skin, sensantion nearby is affected. If a small motor nerve is injured, nearby muscles are paralyzed. But if a large nerve is injured, both can occur. ...Read more

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How do i treat nerve injury in my hands caused by lifting weights?

How do i treat nerve injury in my hands caused by lifting weights?

Answer depends: Perhaps the most common nerve injury from lifting weights is carpal tunnel syndrome caused by hypertrophy of the flexor tendons. This occurs with very committed weight lifters. This can be treated by night time wrist splinting sometimes. Where are your symptoms and how did the injury occur? That will help us answer the question directly. ...Read more

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Can a radial nerve injury cause a tremor?

Can a radial nerve injury cause a tremor?

Never seen or heard: Radial nerve injury will cause wrist drop or weakness in lifting the wrist. ...Read more

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Got vulvodynia after pap smear. How does pap smear trigger vulvodynia? Does it mean doc caused nerve injury? Is this nerve injury permanent?

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

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What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury ? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?

What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury ? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?

No: Median nerve doesn't exist until your arm pit. It doesn't start in the neck. It is formed by the combination of two nerves about six inches away from neck where rf would be performed. Carpal tunnel syndrome speaks to injury of the nerve at the wrist. ...Read more

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Can neurogenic atrophy in thenar muscle from nerve injury cause als? Or does it only apply to those with nerve disease?

Can neurogenic atrophy in thenar muscle from nerve injury cause als? Or does it only apply to those with nerve disease?

Prob not ALS: Thenar atrophy is normally caused by median mononeuropathy, aka carpal tunnel syndrome. Other causes are relatively rare.

ALS may cause thenar atrophy, but since if affects multiple nerves and muscles, this should not be the only sign or symptom. Of course, thenar atrophy does not cause ALS. ...Read more

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Mri of my neck shows straightening of the curvature after having muscle spasms and nerve injury. I have headaches everyday. Does this cause it?

Mri of my neck shows straightening of the curvature after having muscle spasms and nerve injury. I have headaches everyday. Does this cause it?

YES: You could be suffering from cervicogenic headaches, a common form of headaches due to cervical spine disease or muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Is my finger infected or is this a joint/nerve injury ? I sliced open my right index finger on left side around/up over my first joint. Dr at the ER was unsure if i had caused nerve damage but gave me 4 sutures. This was 3 days ago and my entire finger i

Is my finger infected or is this a joint/nerve injury ? I sliced open my right index finger on left side around/up over my first joint. Dr  at the ER was unsure if i had caused nerve damage but gave me 4 sutures. This was 3 days ago and my entire finger i

There : There are a number of structures that can be cut in this area, including the skin, extensor tendon, lateral bands, saggital bands, lumbrical tendon, interosseous tendon, flexor tendon, and collateral ligaments, as well as the digital nerves. A hand surgeon can evaluate each of these structures to determine if there is a functional injury. Nerve lacerations are often best repaired soon after an injury--usually within 1-2 weeks. They can be repaired later, but then are more likely to require something to bridge the gap, such as a synthetic nerve tube. Tendon lacerations are also best repaired quickly.

While infections can occur, usually you would have increasing pain, redness, and drainage. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to obtain phrenic nerve damage from whiplash?

Please explain if it is possible to obtain phrenic nerve damage from whiplash?

While it is not: Likely, the possibility is there. Did you have nerve damage to any other structures. The roots of the phrenic nerve are in the cervical region (neck) and the body of the nerves run along the front of your cervical vertebrae, so trauma could, theoretically injure the phrenic, although it is not a common injury, especially in isolation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nerve injury?

What is the definition or description of: nerve injury?

Nerve Injury: Nerve injury is a general term for any problem with the nerve that results form injury. It can present as pain, numbness, weakness or any combination. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get traumatic nerve injury?

How common is it for somebody to get traumatic nerve injury?

Highly variable: In order for it to happen one has to suffer trauma to a nerve or nerve plexus. This can happen from blunt trauma, lacerations, gun shot woulds etc. ...Read more

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Should you get crutches and keep off of a sural nerve injury?

Immobilize: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve that supplies the outside of the lower leg and outer edge of the foot. It enters the foot behind the malleolus(bump) of the outer ankle. Injury can be aggravated by movement of the ankle because tendons of the ankle travel with the nerve. Resting the sural nerve will help it heal. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible nerve injury from working as a cashier?

Depends: This would depend on the nerve that you are concerned about.Based on the type of work as a cashier, you are likely concerned about carpal tunnel syndrome.This leads to numbness and pain in the thumb, index and 3rd fingers. If it is mild, check with a hand or occupational therapist for exercises or splints that may help.If it worsens, see a neurosurgeon to discuss possible surgery to free the nerve. ...Read more

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Where to repair alveolar nerve injury?

Where to repair alveolar nerve injury?

Quite difficult: The majority of injuries result in transient sensory disturbance but, in some cases, permanent abnormal sensation (paræsthesia), reduced sensation (hypoæsthesia) or, even worse, some form of unpleasant abnormal sensation (dysæsthesia) can occur.The spontaneous recovery rate for nerve injuries related to lower wisdom
tooth (3rd molar) removal is quite variable ranging from 50% - 100%.Rarely. ...Read more

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How long should one wait to consider surgery to repair for an inferior alveolor nerve injury. It's been 3 1/2 months.Starting get some sensation.

How long should one wait to consider surgery to repair for an inferior alveolor nerve injury.  It's been 3 1/2 months.Starting get some sensation.

Unique situation: It is terrific that you are starting to get some sensation back!
you are currently under the care of an oral surgeon and/or physician, right? Follow their advice on treatment options, and seek a 2nd opinion from a local oral surgeon who can examine you if you question the treatment of your current doctors. A full hx of injury and treatment is needed for advice to be given. ...Read more

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What to do for obturator nerve injury?

What to do for obturator nerve injury?

Not common: This is not a common injury. Knowing the cause would help. Most nerve injuries will heal with time. This nerve provides both muscular control and sensation. If there is no weakness of the muscles that close your legs then that is a good sign. Pain should improve with time and meds to control neuropathic pain. This pain may ultimately turn to numbness in the same area. ...Read more

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How do you treat sciatic nerve injury?

How do you treat sciatic nerve injury?

Sciatiic damage: Sciatic nerve damage can occur from a number of different conditions. Most commonly disc herniations can result in damage to the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord that give rise to the sciatic nerve. Other more peripheral problems can also cause sciatic nerve injury such as piriformis syndrome. The injury can become permanent if the underlying cause is not identified and treated. ...Read more

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How long would sciatic nerve injury last?

How long would sciatic nerve injury last?

Timeline for healing: The answer to this question depends on how it was acquired. People with sciatic nerve injury from sitting on the bleachers with a toddler on their knee may have symptoms for 1-2 weeks. People with an injury from penetrating trauma may have the symptoms for a long time, possibly forever. Compression ...Read more

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What is the risk of sciatic nerve injury?

It depends: The sciatic nerve could injured with disc rupture or herniated, or could be injured as complication of fracture or dislocation or direct injury by sharp object and some time when doing certain producers. The most common is by disc injury. ...Read more

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Hhow do you treat a sciatic nerve injury?

Hhow do you treat a sciatic nerve injury?

Many choices: Lumbar epidural steroid or selective nerve root steroid injections, radio frequency ablation for intractable pain not responsive to nerve blocks, disc surgery, spinal cord stimulator, indwling narcotic epidural pain pumps, narcotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, gabapentin, muscle relaxants, low dose antidepressants, chiropractic or physical therapy, hydrotherapy, ultrasound treatments. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an ulnar nerve injury?

How to know if I have an ulnar nerve injury?

See below: See your doctor if you are concerned. In general, you would have pain, numbness, tingling and weakness of the "ring" and "pinky" finger. ...Read more

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Is a sciatic nerve injury ever an emergency!?

Is a sciatic nerve injury ever an emergency!?

Depend: If associated with sudden loss of bowel or bladder control, then it requires emergent medical care. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

Pain and numbness: The sciatic nerve is mixed nerve(sensory and motor fiber), every time we have injury to this nerve we have symptoms of numbness and possibility weakness it depend were the nerve injured . We could have numbness in the leg tor thigh and the foot, or weakness in the quadriceps or the ankle or the foot. ...Read more

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How long does sciatic nerve injury normally last?

How long does sciatic nerve injury normally last?

Sciatiic damage: Sciatic nerve damage can occur from a number of different conditions. Most commonly disc herniations can result in damage to the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord that give rise to the sciatic nerve. Other more peripheral problems can also cause sciatic nerve injury such as piriformis syndrome. The injury can become permanent if the underlying cause is not identified and treated. ...Read more

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How long does sciatic nerve injury generally last?

How long does sciatic nerve injury generally last?

If sciatica due to a: A disc herniation, 75% of patients are better within 2 to 12 weeks with the rest within one year except about 10% going to surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

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


Nerve (Definition)

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