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Nerve irritation : This condition is an irritation of one or both branches of the occipital after exiting from the base of the skull at right or left suboccipital regions. It is thought to be primarily a consequence of cranial muscle contracture or spasm around the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuralgia is also known as Nerve pain. Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more
Neuralgia: Hello. This describes pain stemming from nerves. However, you can neuralgic type symptoms in your soft tissues and muscles. Burning, stabbing, sharp, shooting, pins & needles, stinging, and numbness are examples of neuralgia type pain. Some examples of meds used to treat it: lidocaine gel & patches, gabapentin, lyrica, elavil, topamax, capsaicin, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctor decides: Pain arising from an injured (cut, ruptured, bruised, with scarred healing, or being chronically pinched yet not killed) nerve. sciatica is type of neuralgia. diagnosis of a nerve that is not disconnected, scarred, healing, or being killed is exceedingly difficult and diagnosis is not benefitted by imaging studies or mri. test of this syndrome depends on the examination by doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aberrant vessels: Both trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharygeal neuralgia are related in that they are usually caused by a prominent or tortuous vessel coming off the vertebro-basilar artery system. These vessels are more prominent and "dig" into these nerves thus leading to a pain syndrome. Treatment for both is often with neurosurgical microvascular decompression--that is, padding the nerves from the vessel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can I expect to wait for amitryptiline to start working for facial neuralgia. Ive taken 10mg at night for nearly 4 weeks but isn't working.
Approximately 6 week: To start feeling the positive effects you need to give it at least 6-8 weeks. Sometimes even longer, but that's generally when you will start to feel better. Sometimes the medication needs to be adjusted during this period of time (e.g. taper up/down). ...Read more
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