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what is nerve re growth?

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Dr. J. Alex Thomas
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Axonal growth: "nerve regrowth" as you say typically refers to a nerve's ability to regenerate its ability to transmit information. This usually is regrowth of the axon of the nerve and not the neuron (nerve body). The axon is like the wire that transmits information from the nerve body to the destination (i.e. A muscle or another nerve.).

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What types of nerves make your body work properly?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Nerves of the body: The nerves of the human body compose the nervous system. All the nerves are peripheral nerves that are responsible for carrying electro-chemicall messges to and from the brain and spinal cord called the central nervous system.
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Does acute hyperglycemia affect nerve function?

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Family Medicine 7 years experience
Yes: The duration and severity of hyperglycemic episodes are major risk factors for the development of diabetic neuropathy. The process for this is not entirely well understood likely because there are multiple effects of high blood sugar on disrupting nerve cell function and tipping the balance from cell repair to nerve cell death.
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Which nerves leading to the brain interpret sound?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology 33 years experience
Acoustic nerve: Acoustic nerve which is the 8th cranial nerve is the cranial nerve responsible for hearing, originates from the inner ear and runs in the brain stem up to the cerebral cortex in the temporal lobe.
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What does it mean to have inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Problem xitng spine: Nerves branch off in bundles from the spinal cord & exit thru an opening between the vertebrae.This is the nerve root. The opening itself is subject to narrowing or irritation from arthritis or various illnesses as are the tissues nearby. Nerve bundles are surrounded bu flexable tissue that can be compressed by the swelling nearby and end up choking off some of the nerve activity.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

I damaged my ulnar nerve. Will I be able to play the violin again?

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Dr. Clayton Peimer
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Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Complex question: The answer is in the details of the severity of injury and treatment, site of injury, health and age of the patient. Talk to your doctor!

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