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does a m r i show nerve damage?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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not really: An EMG is the best test for nerve damage. The MRI can show evidence of compression or damage but cannot quantitate it or really confirm its extent. In most cases.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Does chinese medicine work for nerve damage?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Traditional Chinese : With complete damage or loss of function, probably not.
A 53-year-old member asked:

Can nerve damage heal?

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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: If the damage does not cause the nerve to be completely cut, then healing can occur. If a nerve has been cut, it will need to be reconnected in order to grow. Nerve grows about 1 mm/day, so depending on where the injury is, it may take over a year for recovery. It is difficult after a nerve is cut to get 100% recovery, but some return of sensation can be expected after repair.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Does it take a long time for vats-related nerve damage to heal?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: If the nerve damage is to skin and muscle the nerve may take a long time to regrow. Sometimes numbeness or neuropathic (nerve related) pain may take 6-12 months to go away completely. The good news is that there are a lot of new medications to help with pain control after vats.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What essential oil can be used for the nervous system or nerve damage?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
? Vit b12, Cod liver: The nervous system has a limited change to recover from nervous death or sick cells. Vitamin b 12 and fish oil, omega 3 ( oil from cod liver) have been recommended but reconstruction of nerve cells can be achieved only by stem cell transplant and ordering the brain to repair the affected area ( physical therapy). Check what other drs. Have to say.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Any good web-sites with symptoms you get with nerve damage?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Here you go: Numbness, tingling, burning, stabbing, shooting, feels like bugs crawling on me, feels like a vise grip around me, feels like my skin is leather - just saved you a trip to another website.

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