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A 47-year-old member asked:

can botox cause permanent nerve damage?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Unlikely: Botox slowly disappears from the area and the nerves go back to functioning normally afterwards.
Dr. Jorge De la Pedraja
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Usually the effects of Botox cosmetic wears off in 3-4 months. So no it is not permanent.
Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
no: Botox is a temporary toxin that wears off after 3 to 4 months.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Generally No: It weakens the muscle for a short period of time like 3-4 months. generally does not affect the nerves.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Part of my hand feels numb and my arm just doesn't seem as strong as it should. Could this be from apinched nerve?

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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: These symptoms may be due to a pinched nerve in the neck, shoulder, arm, or wrist. Sometimes the pinching may be positional (for example, you may be putting pressure on your elbow by leaning on it, which will pinch the ulnar nerve). If it is happening frequently, a nerve study may be helpful to help determine your diagnosis.
A 21-year-old member asked:

If untreated, how much bodily nerve damage can thoracic outlet syndrome cause?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Significant: Thoracic outlet syndrome can be frustrating as the nerve compression can lead to weakness and/or muscle wasting into the arm/upper extremity. Fortunately, it can be treated with some simple manual medicine techniques(i know because i had the unfortunate circumstance to suffer from it)...So if you can find a reputable osteopath he/she can help you recover.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Sometimes after doing what Dr. Cohen advises, in some patients, the axillary artery or vein or both may become severely compressed, in this case vascular surgery intervention may be necessary as well as sometimes removal of a portion of the first rib.
Feb 22, 2012
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a connection between optic nerve atrophy and pseudotumor cerebri?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Increase pressure: When spinal fluid pressure increase it compromise blood flow to the optic nerves.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Could pinched nerves cause knee problems or swelling in the knees?

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Dr. David Miller
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Family Medicine 10 years experience
Pain, not swelling: A pinched nerve can (and often does) cause pain, along with tingling and numbness. However, pinched nerves should not cause swelling. (there may be swelling in the area of the pinched nerve, but it would not be visible. The knee would not swell from a pinched nerve alone.).
Spartanburg, SC
A 30-year-old female asked:

What causes nerve pain in your foot? What stops it and will it cause me to not be able to work?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Neuritis: Nerve pain or numbness or burning is a common symptom associated with entrapment of a peripheral nerve in the foot. It is not debilitating, but very annoying. See your local podiatrist, an injection may be necessary to block the nerve and re-assess the symptoms post-injection.

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