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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Neuropathy Nervous System Disorder

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I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?

I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments   which ones would you recommend.?

Neurologist: There are some ways to treat the symptoms of neuropathy such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, elavil, and others. Neurologists are the best doctors to help you find a treatment for your neuropathy. While there is no cure, you can try to obtain some symptom relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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I take oxycodone for neuropathy of the feet, 5mg oxycodone effective for pain, but makes me nervous. Take 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) to help nervousness. Is it safe.I need to take both.I just want to be safe?

I take oxycodone for neuropathy of the feet, 5mg oxycodone effective for pain, but makes me nervous. Take 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) to help nervousness. Is it safe.I need to take both.I just want to be safe?

Yes: It seems that you have a very legitimate reason for the use of these very strong but very effective medications! As long as you are being monitored closely by your prescribing physician your use and benefit from these medications is apprioate!! ...Read more

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My doc did test of autonomous nervous system, on report it says:Complete autonomous dysfunction(sympaticus&vagues),Degree of autonomous neuropathy 3(highest),Score7(difgicult).Deffinitive damage of disfunction of PNS. Is this reversible?What mean?

My doc did test of autonomous nervous system, on report it says:Complete autonomous dysfunction(sympaticus&vagues),Degree of autonomous neuropathy 3(highest),Score7(difgicult).Deffinitive damage of  disfunction of PNS. Is this reversible?What mean?

The autonomic: nervous system (ANS) controls some basic body functions including heart and breathing rates, temperature, digestion. It is made up of the sympathetic/parasympathetic systems. When it isn't working symptoms of blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, digestion regulation often result. First, confirm test and diagnosis with Doc. Treat underlying problems: alcohol, diabetes, etc. Then treat symptoms ...Read more

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What kind of test can diagnose Peripheral neuropathy- Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system?

What kind of test can diagnose Peripheral neuropathy- Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system?

Physical & labs: If physical exam suggests peripheral neuropathy, the workup will include assays for a few of the paraneoplastic autoantibodies known to cause it, and a diligent search for an underlying cancer should be undertaken. This is a difficult workup for physician and patient alike, and I wish you luck. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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Multiple system atrophy with bradykinesia Treatment? Is this a form of Parkinson's. 100% Viet nam vet. Exposed to agent orange. Neuropathy, 3 tias, Ca

Multiple system atrophy with bradykinesia Treatment? Is this a form of Parkinson's. 100% Viet nam vet. Exposed to agent orange. Neuropathy, 3 tias, Ca

HowAboutANeurologist: First and foremost, thank you for your service.That was a tough time.There is just too little information in your question.Yes,bradykinesia can be a symptom of Parkinson's, which can be a symptom of MSA.There is "suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of Parkinson's disease."See your doc ...Read more

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Why is so diffucult to get effective treatment for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, deg joint disease, neuropathy which is all documented?

Why is so diffucult to get effective treatment for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, deg joint disease, neuropathy which is all documented?

Tricky conditions: Fibromyalgia because it remains somewhat controversial can rub some md's the wrong way. There are excellent non-narcotic remedies for pain and neuropathy - Gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin). Fibromyalgia/pain responds to cymbalta. Same has been shown to have benefits in some trials. Ani-inflammatories like Ibuprofen can provide relief for arthritis. Physical therapy, acupuncture, stretching, moderate exercis. ...Read more

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My husband has Lyme disease he had a reoccurrence with nervousness and stiffness on doxycycline 100mg 7 days. Is that enough treatment?

My husband has Lyme disease he had a reoccurrence with nervousness and stiffness on doxycycline 100mg 7 days. Is that enough treatment?

Probably not but...: Acute lyme disease responds well to Doxycycline though lyme specialists advise 200 mg 2x/day for 30 days. If his recurrence is due to a new bite i advise that dose. If it's recurrence of previous infection, as dr. Raff mentions, this is a controversial subject. There is strong evidence lyme can persist (http://bit.Ly/1ffxjxl) but i feel antibiotics are seldom effective for chronic lyme.See comment:. ...Read more

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Any treatment of multifocal motor neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Treatment for multifocal motor neuropathy varies. Some individuals experience only mild, modest symptoms and require no treatment. For others, treatment generally consists of intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) or immunosuppressive therapy with cyclophosphamide. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

No: There are no standard treatments for hereditary neuropathies. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and if needed, pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct severe foot or other skeletal deformities. Bracing may also be used to improve mobility. ...Read more

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What possible prescription treatments are there for neuropathy?

What possible prescription treatments are there for neuropathy?

Neuropathy treatment: Most medical treatments for neuropathy address the pain that may be associated. They rarely treat the cause. These treatments may be Lyrica, (pregabalin) Gabapentin, or Amitripyline for example. These do not work for everyone, but most people find they can help if pain is a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more