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Alternative Treatments For Neuropathy Nervous System Disorder
Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?
OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more
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
Does Parkinson's disease affect any systems other than the nervous system? Please, need some answers?
All of them: Well, technically, all of them ... However, on the medical side - a psychiatrist or neurologist are physicians that specialize in the treatment of nervous system disorders (not to mention the surgical side). Hope that helps! ...Read more
IVIG treatment: IVIG is helpful for curing a condition called AIDP, or Guillain Barre syndrome, which is a type of neuropathy. It's cousin, CIDP, is treated by IVIG, but it is not cured. Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes weakness. It is also treated with IVIG, but it is not cured. Few illnesses can be cured in neurology, but many can be treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can being on high doses of ritalin (methylphenidate) (prescribed) for 15 years cause dysautonomia? Sympathetic nervous system disorder?
Many: There are hundreds of homeopathic medicines which might be used to help people with neurological diseases, even when conventional care falls short. These are chronic conditions -- and finding the most effective medicine for you requires working with a professional homeopath who can thoroughly assess your individual case first. Collaborative care with a conventional neurologist is still wise. ...Read more
Lukewarm option: Vagal nerve stimulation (vns) for treatment resistant depression is fda approved (2005). However, subsequent studies have not been too supportive of its use. There are many medication options and combinations these days as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (less invasive) and electroconvulsive therapy (still an effective treatment). ...Read more
Terminology?: There really isn't a specific disease entity we refer to in the U.S. As "chronic inflammatory neurological disorder." however, if you are asking for specific diseases which could be classified as examples of "chronic inflammatory neurological disorders?" those are easier to name such as, cerebral vasculitis, ms, sarcoidosis, lupus cerebritis, and others. ...Read more
Huge category: "nervous breakdown" may encompass a huge variety of suffering, but doesn't tell what specifically you might be experiencing. To get the best help for your particular situation, please start with your physician. Psychiatrists and psychologists are also skilled in assessing which, if any, mental health conditions are present -- and the best ways of treating them. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DSM: Although it has generated a lot of controversy, especially with the recently released fifth version, the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" is the standard for classification in the United States. It takes an "atheoretical" approach in that it does not adhere to any one school of thought, such as Freudian or biological. The ICD-10 is used in Europe. ...Read more
Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?
Yes: There have been over 140 human studies done on ces, many of these on anxiety and many in the peer-reviewed literature. One of the best summaries of this research with references is here: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cranial_electrotherapy_stimulation this site has information on a meta-analysis done by the harvard school of public health: http://www.Cesultra.Com/ces-research.Htm. ...Read more
What is an option to lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta for treating comorbid major depressive disorder and neuropathy seconday to surgical errors at l5-s1?
Other med regimens: There are multiple options but you will need to discuss with your physician to see if appropriate for you. Effexor can replace Cymbalta but works in a similar manner, some people prefer one verse the other. Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin are similar and comparable. Topical pain creams, especially those including small amounts of ketamine can help a great deal. Try adjunct therapies like contrast baths also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not straightforwards: Since we neurologists do not clearly know the cause of most of our major illnesses, such as MS, Parkinson's, or Alzheimer's, we need to correlate data, and postulate. As a general rule, do aerobic exercise, avoid constant sitting, take vitamin D supplements, eat a healthy diet, avoid smoking and recreational drugs, and see a doctor regularly to prevent or treat ongoing medical issues. ...Read more
Yes: Tourette's is classified as a neurological disorder. It can be a stand alone condition or coexist with others disorders like adhd or bipolar. Not every person with a tic has tourette's and isolated tics in children are not that uncommon. Sudden onset of tourette's can be caused by a strep throat infection and if caught early can have good resolution. Meds are often used in chronic cases. ...Read more
Yes: Biofeedback is a great modality and is very safe. It can help with anxiety disorder and should be used. What some people don't realize is that anxiety can also be due to an immune imbalance due to diet/microbes in the gut. If you have constipation, diarrhea, or any GI symptoms, you must first address your intestines, otherwise the biofeedback will not work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is effexor (venlafaxine) effective for adhd and gad or there are better drugs for this combination of disorders?
Sort Of: At this time there are no medications specifically indicated for parkinson's dementia. I have used the current medications that are used for alzheimer's dementia as these are available. Coping mechanisms are the same for all dementia. Treat the brain as though it is a muscle and keep it exercised regularly. Stimulation like reading, playing cards, puzzles, and games. Also, physical exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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