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Nerve (Overview)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and also commands for function.


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What are nerve blocks?

What are nerve blocks?

Injections.: Nerve, spinal nerve roots, and medial branch blocks (for facet joints) are injections done using a local anesthetic to determine if a specific nerve, specific spinal nerve root, or facet nerve is the source of pain. Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain when used with a steroid. ...Read more

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Nerve (Overview)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and also commands for function.


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What are nerve blocks like?

What are nerve blocks like?

Awsome!: As an anesthesiologist and recent recipient of an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, i loved the excellent pain control i received from by block during the first 24 hrs after surgery. I only wish it could last longer, but we are working on that in our specialty. I received no sedation for the procedure of the the block and found it to be neither uncomfortable or scary. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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How to heal nerve tissues?

How to heal nerve tissues?

Depends: Complicated question as nerves can heal with the right energy, and nutrients and appropriate protection and use of the injured area. Best to discuss specifics with a practitioner. ...Read more

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Nerve pian in upper sholde?

Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain can be caused by a spinal nerve entrapment or irritation at the level of exit through the neural foramen in spinal column. The pain nay be referred or radiate into the shoulder with c 4-5 spinal nerves injury. It is usually associated with neck pain and muscle spasms with limitation in the range of movement of the neck. An electromyogram and MRI may help in the evaluation. ...Read more

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What happens if I cut a nerve?

Severed nerve: Loss of function of the areas it supplies, if it is the only or main supply to that area. ...Read more

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Can an entrapped nerve be cured?

Nerve entrapment: In most cases, yes, depending on the cause & the location. For example, if the cause is obesity, weight reduction is the goal. If by compression on the nerve, surgical intervention is done, etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the cranial nerves?

What are some of the cranial nerves?

The cranial nerves: The cranial nerves may be given a number (roman numeral I-XII) or a name (their names are, in order: olfactory, ophthalmic, oculomotor, trochlear, trigeminal, abducens, facial, vestibulocochlear, glossopharyngeal, vagus, accessory, hypglossal) They conduct regular senses and special senses of the face. ...Read more

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Is nerve damaged cause by an iv permenant?

Is nerve damaged cause by an iv permenant?

NERVE DAMAGE: WHAT, PRAY TELL, IS AN "IV PERMENANT?" "IV" MEANS INTRAVENOUS! PLEASE SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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What is a nerve block?

Injection of local: It is when local anesthesia is used to numb a nerve or group of nerves (plexus). It usually entails knocking out the motor component as well as sensory but some blocks can be performed so that only sensory is blocked. Sedation is usually used and an ultrasound machine or stimulating needle to locate the proper site for injection. ...Read more

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How can calm my nerves?

How can calm my nerves?

Yes: First, be sure you are minimally physically active every day. Then, look up "mindfulness-based stress reduction". Try to do at least five minutes twice a day. Then, if you still have symptoms, find a "cognitive behavioral therapist" to help you learn coping skills. Each of these actions have been proven to help anxiety. At last resort, there are meds which work best with therapy and exercise. ...Read more

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Do pinched nerves heal ?

Change with time: Does occur. Whether for better or worse depends on the cause of the pinching, if your behavior had anything to do with the pinching, for example, leaning down and picking something heavy off the ground, and you keep doing that, you won't get better. But if pinched nerve not due to something you did.. Changes occur over time & sometimes symptoms worsen, sometimes improve. ...Read more

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What is a trapped nerve?

What is a trapped nerve?

Compressed Nerve: Entrapment Neuropathy. Nerves extend from your brain and spinal cord and go to all parts of your body. Nerves carry signals. Nerves are vulnerable when they travel through narrow spaces and are compressed. When the nerve is pressed between tissues like ligaments, tendons and bones, you can get symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, pins and needles, weakness. Find out what is trapping the nerve. ...Read more

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What is nerve re growth?

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.). ...Read more

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How to cure pinched nerve?

How to cure pinched nerve?

Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more

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What is a nerve block for?

What is a nerve block for?

Pain relief: Usually steroid and local anesthetic is injected to help relieve pain. ...Read more

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Caffeine help nerve function?

Caffeine help nerve function?

No: There is no evidence that any stimulant "helps" our nervous system. They all may provide increased wakefulness, energy, strength etc. Temporarily but they are not a substitute for good diet, adequate vitamin intake, exercise and a balanced lifestyle. When we use stimulants instead of all those things, we are hurting our bodies, including our nervous systems. ...Read more

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What can cause nerve necrosis?

What can cause nerve necrosis?

Many concerns: Necrosis is "death" or destruction of a nerve, and this sometimes is necessitated to alleviate pain, by an alcohol injection. If a nerve is cut or transected, or if a nerve cell body dies (apoptosis), from a variety of inflammatory or degenerative causes, recovery is not possible. So, nerve death can occur both in central and peripheral nervous systems. Timely treatment is always best. ...Read more