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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

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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for traumatic nerve injury?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for traumatic nerve injury?

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

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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?

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?

Effects of gabapntn: gabapentin may treat the symptoms (pain) of a nerve injury but it does not improve the rate or the extent of recovery ...Read more

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

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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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 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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Alveolar nerve injury for a year what is the treatment?

Alveolar nerve injury for a year what is the treatment?

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

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Is a chiropractor safe for a scaitic nerve injury?

Is a chiropractor safe for a scaitic nerve injury?

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

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Nerve injury when my nose was cauterized. Is this permanent?

Nerve injury when my nose was cauterized. Is this permanent?

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

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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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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

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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?

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!?

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

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What is best is to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

Depends: Depends if the injury is reparable or not. Sometimes the nerve can be surgically repaired by neurosurgical procedure. If its irreparable neurostimulation is an option. ...Read more

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What are options to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

It depends: Sciatic nerve injury is not common in childerns, it depend on the cause of the injury the treatment will be. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to improve a nerve injury in my wrist?

Wrist flexibility: Certain exercises that increase flexibiliity
especially in the carpal tunnel can help symptoms of nerve compression. Ultimately,
strengthening the affected forearm muscles
can also help in the long run.
But first you need to calm down the nerve
symptoms and try to minimize any exacerbating activity. ...Read more

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Is nerve injury the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

Possibly: Nerve injury implies some kind of damage to the nerve itself. While spinal cord and nerves are both nervous tissue, nerves typically are structures that have branched outside the spinal cord. Injury to the sciatic nerve, for example, is not considered a spinal cord injury. They are very different structures. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

What is the best way to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

Treat from a: Functional aspect. Unsure if it is due to trauma or not, but first things that should be done should include bracing if necessary, AFO if any lower spasticity. Physical therapy, including pool therapy if at all possible. I hope this helps a little and best of luck! ...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