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Medicine For Median Nerve Injury
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
What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?
19 y ulnar/median nerve torn 2 years ago now going to gym but my arm isn't perfect and suffers, coach recommends Animal Pak 1pack/day multiV to help with nerve injury, it has lotsof vitaminsworried?
See Neurology: You need to have your physician clarify the neurologic damage. A neurologist can help clarify this. ...Read more
Depends on severity!:
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery. My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery.
Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia. ...Read more
The nerve damage is rated three ways:1) numbness/little weakness, 2) major numbness/obvious weakness, 3) doesn't feel or move the hand. For the lattr two, in an acute laceration (not tearing injury) surgery to repair the nerve is best option.
If the first type, then therapy and protective care will give the best outcome. ...Read more
Gud morng doctor, vikesh from india (hyderabad) I had a surgery to fix median nerve. How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand (age25)?
I have median nerve damage and also missing a tendon below my thumb from having carpal tunnel surgery. I'm hearing nerve grafts and im scared?
Does gabapentin treat a nerve injury (i have an suspected soft tissue injury in foot) or only reduce the pain till the time one is taking medicine?
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
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
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
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
Alveolar nerve: The inferior alveolar nerve supplies sensation to the jaw. Injury to the nerve can be caused by a variety of conditions including infection, trauma, tumors. For long standing nerve injuries it is important to seek medical treatment with a specialist who focuses on face pain such as a neurosurgeon or oral surgeon, . ...Read more
Can't say: Every type of health care provider can be a risk to you in some way. The only way to know for sure is more info regarding your condition. ...Read more
Unable to tell: With this information. It depends on how much cauterization, which nerves, etc. As a general rule, not specific to this, smaller nerves that are mildly damaged in minor surgeries often recover but will take sometimes six to nine months as nerves grow extremely slow compared to other tissue. While I can not be sure in your case with limited info, give it a year until you feel it is permanent. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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