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Nerve (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What does nerve pain feel like?

What does nerve pain feel like?

Nerve Pain: Nerve pain can express itself in a few different ways, depending on the location and cause of the nerve injury or damage. Increased sensitivity at the skin area served by the damaged nerve is common. Numbness along the path of the damaged nerve may be constant or intermittent. Discomfort may occur with a stabbing sensation or a burning sensation and may increase with movement. ...Read more

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Any cases of amytriptlene helping with nerve pain?

Any cases of amytriptlene helping with nerve pain?

Might work: Amitryptyline is a rather old drug, but years ago was used for trigeminal neuralgia, migraine headache, shingles, etc. Likely would help modestly, but has substantial anti-cholinergic side effects, and newer agents such as Lyrica (pregabalin) seem better tolerated and more efficacious. ...Read more

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What kind of dr. Takes care of sciated nerve pain?

What kind of dr. Takes care of sciated nerve pain?

There are many: Generally it is good to start with your primary care physician who may evaluate the signs and symptoms and determine if indeed it is sciatica or something more serious. The pcp may initiate medications and physical therapy. They may also start the imaging process with MRI scans. If there is a herniated disc or stenosis they may refer you to a spine specialist (orthopedic or neurosurgery). ...Read more

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What's the optimal online resource for diagnosing nerve pain?

What's the optimal online resource for diagnosing nerve pain?

Be careful: Self diagnosis and the general web information can be dangerous. I would turn to your healthcare provider, webmd or simply healthtap as resources to learn from. ...Read more

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Is Tramacet good for nerve pain ?

Is Tramacet good for nerve pain ?

See your doctor: Tramacet contains two active ingredients, paracetamol and tramadol, which are both painkillers and directed for acute pain, up to 3 month. the nerve pain is a chronic pain and different medications are prescribed for managing chronic pain. Rec. see your PCP for medication adjustment or specialist referral. ...Read more

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Is codeine good for nerve pain ?

Not my first choice: Would not normally use codeine for any reason clinically other than for recalcitrant cough. Opioids for nerve pain not the best approach, but drug Nucynta is approved for diabetic nerve pain. Prefer gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, or even Savella (milnacipran). ...Read more

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How do I treat nerve pain in my head?

How do I treat nerve pain in my head?

See your pcp: Head aches can be caused by a lot more than nerve pain. True nerve pain is called trigeminal neuralgia and it lancinates across the face. Medications such as tegretol can be used and occ. Surgery. ...Read more

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Does diebet nerve pain mean amputation?

Does diebet nerve pain mean amputation?

No: But if the diabetic pain is associated with decreased foot sensation it is important to take precautions so an amputation does not happen. Protecting the feet is crucial. Always using shoes (even inside the house), checking the feet everyday and early treatment of any foot issues is the best way to prevent any problems that may eventually result in amputation. ...Read more

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What can be done for siactic nerve pain?

Butt cushion: The sciatic nerve goes through a notch in the buttocks region and back of thigh. Cushioning this area helps. For persistent neuritic pain agents like Gabapentin can help. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture work well for nerve pain?

Can accupuncture work well for nerve pain?

Often - yes: Yes. Acupuncture is beneficial for many types of neurologic pain. If you pain that is neurologic in nature - talk with your physician about the option of acupuncture. Take care. ...Read more

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Nerve pain in the right side of both thighs?

Nerve pain in the right side of both thighs?

Get a blood test : In the mean time exercise helps to regenerate muscle & nerves. The blood test is to find the cause: pernicious anemia, polymyalgia rheumatica; alcohol; diabest & many other causes that show on blood test. ...Read more

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Siatica nerve pain how long does it take to heal?

Siatica nerve pain how long does it take to heal?

4-6 weeks: Initially the symptoms last 4-6 weeks and if your body heals like it supposed to then pain relief starts. However disc herniations which are the cause of majority of sciatica symptoms last for 6-9 months and therefore people can have pain during that time as well. If not better after 6 weeks see a spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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Is it okay to leave sciatia nerve pain untreated?

Is it okay to leave sciatia nerve pain untreated?

Usually Improves: Typically it improves within 3-6 weeks on its own as your body heals. If it continues then many different things can happen, chronic pain/numbness, muscle wasting from disuse or atrophy from significant nerve compression. In more severe cases, things like bowel/bladder incontinence or even paralysis can ensue. Would suggest seeing your doctor if you are not improving after 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What can help with the pain from diabetic nerve pain?

What can help with the pain from diabetic nerve pain?

Control your diabetes: If your diabetes is under control, i would recommend seeing a neurologist. There're certain medications that may help, Lyrica (pregabalin) neurontin. These medications may help you. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more