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Dr. Richard Jackson

Neurology
NY
12 years experience male

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Neurology

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United States: New York

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English

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends: Atrophy is a bad sign because it means the process is extremely severe or has been going on for a long time or both. Reversing the underlying cause ma... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
No: sounds like a concussion. Call your primary care doctor
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends: Sciatica is the general term used to describe pain that goes down your leg. In reality anything from spinal disc, hip joint, spinal joints, muscles, k... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
No: Vertigo is the name of a feeling that you are moving when in actuality you are not. Technically speaking vertigo is just a symptom and not a disease.... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Toe raises: I'm assuming that you don't have a complete spinal cord injury and can use your legs. If this is the case toe raises when you feel dizzy will raise y... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends: As with all patient complaints there are many possibilities. If you become symptomatic when you strain you should go get evaluated
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
It's in the brain: Technically speaking anything that happens to nerves is neurological. In medicine diseases that cause structural damage are considered neurological ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Good question: At this time MRI is very sensitive to any type of damage or changes in tissue but we still have to go by pattern recognition to diagnose anything. Th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Vertigo is a symptom: Vertigo is just a name for a sensation of movement when there shouldn't be. By far the most common cause of true spinning vertigo is ear problems. I... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
It could: It could still be low because some people have difficulty with absorption through the stomach and need to get shots to bypass it so you should still g... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Probably weakness: There's no way to know without seeing it but usually synkinesis is the yoking of the movements of the eye and mouth: when you smile you blink and vice... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
We can't help you: Unfortunately without knowing your symptoms and seeing the images we can't say anything about surgical efficacy or indications. If you are concerned ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
It's a clinical sign: Pots is a syndrome in which blood pressure stays the same when it should increase so the heart rate rises to compensate. Your high heart rate is a si... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Gene testing: Sffi is an exceedingly rare disease with both sporadic and genetic inheritance in an autosomal dominant pattern. Even if one of your parents had it yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Probably transiently: The issue with grapefruit and other medications is that it competes for the same activating enzymes as the medication. Grapefruit inhibits the activa... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Anything is possible: Whether or not there is blood extravasation or not has to do with location and severity. It is possible to asymptomatic blood. There are new recomm... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
No: It is unclear at this time what causes degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's. What is known is that people with higher cognitive baselines can c... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends on the size: The best MRI study is an mra (angiogram) but even this misses aneurysms less than 3mm
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Not related: The constellation of symptoms from your bio suggests neurofibromatosis. If this is true then the answer is controversial in that it is higher than th... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Not really: There is nothing particularly dangerous about a low heart rate. Some athletes naturally have heart rates in the 40s. The difference is yours is bein... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Yes: Yes but so does pregnancy, the most common reason for prescribing. Navidoxime is a combo pill of pyridoxine and meclizine. It's the Meclizine compon... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Need an exam to tell: Sounds like it has components of muscular, joint, and nerve compression and unlikely to be as simple as a one word description. You are a little youn... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
This is normal: Take a break, take a nap, do some exercise, go to bed earlier, study earlier
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends: There is a titration period where your body equilibrates with the new medicine which depends on the dose titration and goal dosage. If you're at those... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Possible, unlikely: Both of these substances are associated with blood vessel abnormalities during use. It is possible that prolonged use could lead to permanent structu... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends: Lupus headaches tend to correlate with activity of the disease. If you have persistent headaches there are goodmedications to help control them. See... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Call your prescriber: Usually people do not feel increases in their heart rate. It is more likely that the heart rate increase is a marker of something else happening as a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Currently unknown: It is currently unknown what causes schizophrenia. As of now there is no known psychiatric or neurological symptoms in otherwise normal adults from f... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
No: Veterinarians and doctors have very different training. Although I'm sure there are similarities between some of the diseases there will not be anyone... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends on the dz: There are known natural histories of diseases that have been documented before there were treatments. How fast a disease progresses depends on which ... Read More
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Orthostasis: This is a phenomenon called orthostasis. It is very common and usually related to blood volume status. The reason you are having this is the unclear... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Artificial tears: They can be bought over the counter
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Yes, depends: There are roughly 3 types of nerve injury. Neurapraxia is when just the nerve sheath is damaged and has the best prognosis and is the most common. Ax... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends on the cause: It depends on what the cause of your symptoms were. Post partum femoral neuropathy resolves on its own. Migraines worsen with hormonal changes but ev... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Probably neither: Sciatica and compartment syndrome are not use-related diseases and neither go away by themselves in 2 weeks. It is more likely both of these areas ar... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends: If you haven't you need re-imaging for recurrence even 20 years later. If there is no recurrence it is likely unrelated and the causes are many includ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Self limited event: Most of the danger in seratonin syndrome is during the event and the uncertainty leading up to the suspected diagnosis. Once your neurotransmitters r... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
See a neurologist: There are very few causes for tremor in the young adult. Everyone has a high frequency tremor that can be accentuated by any sympathomimetic chemical... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Vertigo is a symptom: Pregnancy is a state of the body in which there are many hormone and fluid shifts. Vertigo is just a name for a sensation of movement when there shoul... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Maybe indirectly: L5/s1 discs cause low back pain, buttock cramping, and throbbing bone pain in the thigh and calf but not swelling. The swelling might be indirectly re... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Yes: Yes atrophy happens when there is decreased innervation to the nerve or muscle damage. If you damaged the median nerve it is likely that the atrophy ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Unlikely: Some toxic neuropathies can be reversed if the offending agent can be removed. The issue is what type of damage was caused and how severe it is. Thi... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Squats/calf raises: Squats and calf raises increase your blood pressure which is the problem in POTS. These are also exercises you can do if you start to feel dizzy whi... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Orthostasis: This is a phenomenon called orthostasis. It is very common and usually related to blood volume status. The reason you are having this is the unclear... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Try pain specialist : Most of the pain associated with neck problems is muscular. There are also bone/ligament/nerve related pain but these don't tend to bother people as m... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends on severity: Small vessel disease is the term used to describe a category of blood vessel damage. Hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes tend to damage small bloo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Yes: Researchers are already discussing this. The term prion just means that protein misfolding self-perpetuates. It is not an actual disease itself but ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Depends: Depends on what is causing his feet to hurt. Your reference to heat/ice is for muscular problems. If his problem is muscular in nature then heat/str... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Yes but not emergent: If the symptoms go away then the nerve entrapment is mild. You should get an exam at some point to figure out which nerves so you can make a plan to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 12 years experience
Yes: The short answer is yes but they are much less common than ear causes. This is an artificial categorization as hearing is clearly propagated by nerve... Read More

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Dr. Jackson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jackson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your quick helpful reply. I'll follow up with my family doc
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! You have been the first doc to give me some kind of answer!!!!!
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thank you I will try the calf raises. I tried squats & I felt worse

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