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can electrical stim treatment cause damage to the nerve or tissue

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Dr. Bruce Young
57 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It's OK: There is insufficient evidence of any harmful effect other than a small risk of skin infection.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
No: Electrical Stimulation is just that an electric current that discharges rapidly into the skin and muscles to release natural endorphins and sensations ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Apples and oranges: Ask the provider(s) for referral sources and to help you deal w/ your specific type of pain in choosing. For some, apples hit the spot - others will p ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Needs further interv: If you are hurting badly, then this so called 'cyst' needs to be managed further. Surgical removal comes to my mind as solution. This will likely alle ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Monica Wood
27 years experience in Hand Surgery
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 ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Suspect illness : Suspect that this may be related more to Still or an overlap. We might consider associated carpal tunnel or neuropathy or vasculitis and less likely t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: While that is not terribly common it is certainly possible. Most often the ovaries, tubes, and uterus are involved with endometriosis - there can be ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience in Neurology
No: No, but there are underlying processes that may damage nerves or make one more prone to nerve compression issues (e.g. Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, c ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Nerve injury: Damage to the spinal accessory nerve (cranial nerve 11) will cause atrophy and fasciculations and not sustained muscle contraction of the sternocleido ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Cold therapy: Exactly what kind of cold therapy devices are you asking about? Please be more specific so help can be given to you.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Multiple: Vocal changes, loss of reflex or gag reflex, difficulty while swallowing, deafness, cardiovascular problems.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience in Anesthesiology
Sodium Molecules: Are prevented from flowing across nerve cell (neuron) membranes, stopping pain and nerve impulses from reaching the brain. Neuro-chemical release, ho ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience in Radiology
No: The cause of ALS is unknown. Injuring a nerve is not associated with ALS. Muscle atrophy is seen in the affected areas of ALS. If there had been ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Possible: If nerves are entrapped due to caudal equina syndrome in your lower back, you could have ed, but also, would have leg weakness and numbness, and urina ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
There is always that: chance that nerve compression can led to permanent changes -that can occur with a. Acute or sudden onset or in a chronic setting but it is not the usu ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
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 ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience in Neurosurgery
DM: Gastroparesis is often associated with diabetic nerve damage, but may be caused by other diseases.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience in Neurology
Spinal cord: Weakness, numbness, balance problems and bladder control disorder can all occur from spinal cord conditions like transverse myelitis, compressive myel ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jehangir Rao
Specializes in Holistic Medicine
What caused it?: need more information
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience in Podiatry
Possible/unlikely: As a foot specialist, i perform thousands of injections a year in the form of nerve blocks for procedures and therapeutic injections. It is extremely ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: It can not.
A member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
No: Cardiac pacemakers maintain and encourage normal heart rhythms, and are used to treat abnormal heart beat patterns. The vagus nerve is stimulated by ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Damage and IVIG: Nerve damage does not normally heal in response to IVIG therapy, but there are several helpful treatments that may be available from urology for this ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
Check Homocysteine: Elevated homocysteine levels are a good marker for nerve damage due to B12 and Folic Acid deficiency. Even with normal levels of these two chemicals y ... Read More

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