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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mimi Lee
Dr. Mimi Lee answered
6 years experience in Neurology
No: Dilantin is a great medication for seizure and sometimes used for off label neuropathic pain. Etiology of multiple sclerosis remains unknown but all o ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Yes, quite different: In back problems, nerve damage may involve extrinsic nerve compression due to a ruptured disk, or wear and tear causing narrowing of a canal. This is ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
You didn't and No: 1) Allergic reactions don't cause "pins and needles" or "nerve pain" (whatever that means). They cause rash, itching and swelling. Whatever kind of re ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
White vs. Grey: Multiple sclerosis is due to multiple plaques in the white matter of the brain while parkinsonism is due to involvement of the basal ganglia (grey mat ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Neuropathy: 46 F Dx of demyelinating Neuropathy. Can it cause bladder dysfunction/autonomic % Vasvovagal problems. Yes. But check with your team as they know you ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Vagus nerve / spine: Spinal stenosis should not affect the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is safely outside of the spinal canal. In spinal stenosis, it is the spinal canal ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
20 years experience in Urology
A nerve: The genitofemoral nerve is a single nerve, about the diameter of a piece of spaghetti. It splits into a genital branch and a femoral branch. In mal ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Explanation: It is not an either or, but rather a statistical risk. Optic neuritis can turn out to be clinically definite ms in about 20-50% of people. If there ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
41 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: The vagus nerve originates in the brain, so an injection affecting spinal nerves should have no effect.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judah Lindenberg
20 years experience in Neurology
Maybe: They might, depending on the cause.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience in Neurology
No: Though optic neuritis might be the first presentation in someone who will develop ms, there are many times when it is simply optic neuritis. A thorou ... 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 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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
17 years experience in Neurology
Very very rarely!: Different types of neuralgia can be seen in ms including occipital neuralgia. Almost all of the time, these occur in patients who have already been di ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
44 years experience in Neurology
None: in mononeuritis multiple, in general, there is no indication for nerve block
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Numb face: May relate to Trigeminal nerve involvement, such as Neuropathy from excess alcohol, Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, MS, Trauma, M ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not always: But, if there is but one MRI white matter lesion associated with optic neuritis, about 75% of pts have developed clinically definite ms by 14 years. ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No unless: No, the surgery cannot but if positioned too long or if areas are not adequately protected or both a compression neuropathy can develop. In the arms , ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not similar diseases: Als is very different, and is a disease of "mis-folded proteins" like alzheimers and parkinson's, and all of these affect older people. Ms is an autoi ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Can be: But a careful examination by a specialist can tease out the difference.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: But since you present no details of your symptoms, it is impossible to say. See a doctor and determine is an electromyogram would be helpful in making ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience in Rheumatology
Unusual: Gastroparesis is more typically seen when there is a autonomic neuropathy condition as can be seen in diabetes. Connective tissue disorders on occasio ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
No, the vagus: nerve is not located near the C5-C6 disc.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Demyelination: Some causes are Inflammation, Viral infection, Metabolic problems, Lack of oxygen, Physical compression.

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