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nerve root effacement

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
45 years experience Neurology
Thanks for asking!: Term used to describe compression of the nerve root.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Effacement : It means you are having indentation of the nerve root which could produce discomfort. You need to let the physician who ordered the test to decide wha ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Being pressed on: This means the nerve root is being pressed on as it exits the spine. For example, it could be pressed on by a disc or by changes in the bones or ligam ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience Neurology
Nerve being pressed : Effacement means that the nerve is being compressed hard enough that it actually changes the shape of the nerve- rather than a round structure, it is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
LONGER TO RECOVER: If the root is chronically and fully compressed, could result in outer and inner nerve damage, which would truly require surgical decompression asap, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Rawls
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Treating pain: Nerve root blocks are used by a trained pain specialist (anesthesiologist). Local anesthetic is injected in an attempt to help with the painful nerve ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Spinal stenosis: Usually archnoidosis but limited clumping can also occur in spinal stenosis also.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
21 years experience Neurosurgery
Immediate: Nerve root injections are usually performed with a local anesthetic drug that works immediately.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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It depends: That would depend on the amount compression on the nerve.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Don Millner
43 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Corticosteroid Shot?: If you are referring to corticosteroid injections near a spinal? "root" nerve for possibly an arthritic condition that may be causing inflammation and ... Read More
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