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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Trauma to nerve: Nerves can be injured anywhere in the body and may well have a variety of symptoms secondary to this, such as pain, numbness, weakness, etc.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Casey
43 years experience in Neurosurgery
Quite difficult: The majority of injuries result in transient sensory disturbance but, in some cases, permanent abnormal sensation (paræsthesia), reduced sensation (hy ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience in Pain Management
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 ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
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 syndr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience in Neurosurgery
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 th ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience in Pain Management
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 tra ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
29 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Maybe, maybe not: Nerve pain from sciatica almost always (over 90%) heals itself. Nerve damage is less predictable. Some nerve damage is reversible, but the healing p ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
12 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not by itself: Spinal cord injury alone does not account for cognitive impairments, however, often there is an overlooked closed head injury to blame. Any injury of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Terms differ: Nerve injury implys something(trauma, disease) that interfers with the health of a nerve.It implys there may or may not be loss of function , be tempo ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose J Monsivais
49 years experience in Hand Surgery
No: The nerves are outside the axial skeleton, and the spinal cord is contained in the bony structure.
A female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Avoid further injury: Don't lift weights. You may want to consult an Occupational therapist who can give you some hand exercises to regain manual dexterity. Twirling a pen ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
The cranial nerves : And there are 12, arise in the pons, midbrain and brain stem. The facial laceration is likely to severe/injue branches of vii, the facial nerve, prov ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience in Pain Management
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 ou ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: Anything constantly rubbing or trauma to the area can cause a pudendal injury. Big problem for cyclists...
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
43 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Observation: Then electrical studies of the nerve and possible exploration if it does not return in three months.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lucia Zamorano
40 years experience in Neurosurgery
Inflamation: Related to inflation of tendons ligaments and otjer soft tissues after aceleration decelaration.
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Dr. Sonia Rapaport
29 years experience in Family Medicine
SCENAR: Good nutritional support (omega 3 supplement high in dha), and scenar treatment are two good starts. Scenar is a microcurrent biofeedback device that ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
YES: Damage to the nerves that supply the perineum may result in penile numbness. It is well known that bicycle riding, which is an excellent aerobic exerc ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunook Hwang
Specializes in Dentistry
It's : It's unfortunate that it happened to you. Believe it or not, in the field of oral surgery and extraction, this is not uncommon.Nerve injury ( inferior ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derron Wilson
24 years experience in Pain Management
Location: Both nerves have predictable locations that they supply sensation that typically can be determined by a history and physical.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No recourse: A crushed optic nerve (how did this happen to you?) causes permanent changes which will alter the vision sometimes severely. There is currently no tr ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
12 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Numbness may be a sign of nerve irritation or nerve injury, but numbness itself does not cause nerve damage.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience in Pain Management
Surgery complication: With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. Some of possible complications are anesthesia complications, bleeding, blood clots, lung compli ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It is possible: To have neck swelling of the neck from whiplash injury, the ligament in the back of the neck could get inflamed or have sprain in it. Good luck, thank ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Not unless there is separate nerve damage from the same trauma.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Get diagnosis first: Be efficient, and get answers as to why your injury did not fully heal. Not uncommon is an injury to the brachial plexus from shoulder strap, with ev ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience in Podiatry
Injury: A toe injury could cause a pinched nerve. I also have other problems too, like a contusion or fracture or dislocation.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
If: Placed correctly should help with pinched nerve, sometimes they migrate (leads) go have them checked.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Perozek
22 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possibly: If you have already lost vision from glaucoma, it can not be reversed. The goal now is to prevent any further loss by getting exams a few times a yea ... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Doubt related: In general is not good to have a cold but i don't thing your recurrent laryngeal nerve has anything to do with it. If you have a cold you coul be cont ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
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.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 sha ... Read More
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