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Can Spinal Stenosis Cause Permanent Damage
Surgery complication: With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. Some of possible complications are anesthesia complications, bleeding, blood clots, lung complications, infection, persistent pain, hardware failure, implant migration, nerve injury, spinal cord injury, sexual dysfunction .... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: Though the esi injections are quite safe in the general parlance, yet there always remain some adverse reactions of epidural steroid injections. Temporary pain may be felt by a patient administered with an esi injection. There may be risks of spinal punctures, infections, bleeding inside epidural area with damage to nerves, headaches, & retention of water in the body. ...Read more
Yes: Some nerves give feedback to your brain and spinal cord, helping your body to protect them. When they fail, the joints can be exposed to excess force without you knowing it. This is called a neuropathic (or charcot) joint. It is seen fairly often in the feet of people with the neuropathy (nerve damage) associated with diabetes mellitus. ...Read more
Yes: Anything constantly rubbing or trauma to the area can cause a pudendal injury. Big problem for cyclists... ...Read more
Rare but possible: Lidocaine is one type of local anesthetic or "numbing medicine". It is used for numbing skin, in nerve blocks, and in epidurals. It should not be directly injected into a large nerve because the nerve could be damaged. This is why ultrasound is often used to place nerve blocks, so that the local anesthetic is injected near, not in, the nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can spinal stenosis n ruptured discs press on nerve roots before causing permanent damage?
Depends: Intense pressure can damage nerves instantly. Permanent damage may result if the nerves are not decompressed on time. Often, even large disc herniations may occur without any neuro damage to speak of. Ask your local neurosurgeon for an evaluation to discern if any nerves are at risk here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal Damage: Very unlikely sense the nerves that go to the teeth branch off of the 5th cranial nerve known as the trigeminal nerve. This nerve goes directly from the brain and passes thru holes in the skull to get to the teeth and it doesn't actually connect up with the nerves in the spinal cord. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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