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Alternative Treatments For Hand Paresthesia
What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s
Some of the options: Cervical radiculopathy, transverse myelopathy, ulnar / radial / median nerve impingement (incl carpal tunnel syndome), brachial plexopathy, peripheral neuropathy (there are many causes), and vascular disorders, such as calciphylaxis. I agree that carpal tunnel syndrome is #1 - and should be a place to start. A normal brain MRI does help put MS aside. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just good medicine: Hypochondriasis is a form of anxiety disorder where anxious feelings focus strongly on health concerns -- fearing you have a serious illness despite medical exams and reassurance to the contrary. Effective treatment and relief is possible with a team of your medical doctors & psychotherapist and psychiatrist. Specific talk therapies & mind-body work can help you deal w/your health anxiety. ...Read more
Diagnose cause 1st: There are many reasons for nerve pain, so a thorough history and physical by your physician is important. Depending on the location, intensity, and frequency of your pain, there are medications and other non-invasive treatments that can be helpful. Figure out what is going on first before considering treatments and see your doctor. ...Read more
Can perimenopause cause paresthesias which are felt on the face (tingling) & top of head (dripping)? If so, are there any treatments e.g. hormones?
Medications: Some medications can help. Injections can also help. ...Read more
Can you tell me about post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
Paresthesia also: called oral sensory function can occur following restorative and surgical dental procedures. Even administration of local anesthetic could be a cause of the paresthesia. The bottom line, paresthesia is a nerve disorder and should be treated ad a neuropathy. If there is no dysesthesia present the treatment is "tincture of time". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to experience post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
What kind of dental : After a wisdom tooth extraction that has its roots near the nerve yes. After routine dental proceduressuch as filling, deep cleaning, crowns.....It is not normal. Unless lots of anesthetic was placed and the needle has hit the nerve while numbing you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me about experiencing post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
Prolonged numbness: Sometimes a tooth can be extracted, and if the roots are close to the nerve- often in the imandible, the (inferior alveolar nerve) can be irritated, injuried, torn and the effects are a prolonged numbness that can be permanent, but often is temporary. This can happen with other extractions also. This is often discussed as a potential risk of extractions. Can also be caused by infection, cysts, . ...Read more
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