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Can it be possible for untreated TMJ to cause facial nerve damage?

Can it be possible for untreated TMJ to cause facial nerve damage?

Only TMJ surgery: The facial nerve (CN VII) is always at risk and common complication of TMJ surgery. ...Read more

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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Can nerve damage cause swelling in the head and facial area?

Can nerve damage cause swelling in the head and facial area?

CRPS in the Head: When any new symptoms appear, talk with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause nerve damage to the legs which causes a little swelling?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause nerve damage to the legs which causes a little swelling?

Not Prozac (fluoxetine): Have your doctor evaluate why you have "nerve damage" and "swelling". Prozac (fluoxetine) has many bad effects, and I do NOT use it in my practice, but your issues seem secondary to another cause. ...Read more

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Standing on my right knee causes pain that of burning sensation. It lasts secs once I get off knee. No swelling. Fallen on them 10yrs. Nerve damage?

Standing on my right knee causes pain that of burning sensation. It lasts secs once I get off knee. No swelling. Fallen on them 10yrs. Nerve damage?

Sounds like you have: Arthritis, or a meniscal tear. The fall might be responsible for the arthritis, but I think its the daily activities with subtle injuries in a susceptible person resulting in a meniscal tear. Its not a nerve issue.
See an orthopod and I am sure he'll help you.
In the meantime, use a cane for support, as I have seen too many people falling ; making it worse.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Will witch hazel help with irritation and swelling in the head due to nerve damage?

Will witch hazel help with irritation and swelling in the head due to nerve damage?

Witch Hazel: It is used mostly for skin irritation, It contains chemicals called Tannins which help reduce swelling & inflammation. Doubt it can help with nerve damage. ...Read more

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Can I expect to have nerve damage to my ankle due to docors not diagnosing my ankle pain and swelling due to os trigonum for 17 months.

Can I expect to have nerve damage to my ankle due to docors not diagnosing my ankle pain and swelling due to os trigonum for 17 months.

Not usually: Though the posterior tibial nerve is in the vicinity of the os trigonium (posterior ankle joint) swelling will not usually cause nerve damage. Swelling can bring out some tarsal tunnel symptoms if you were predisposed to them from an already tight tarsal tunnel. Os triennium is a extra bone that 5% of the population have and can become symptomatic. Mri'shelp see if it is inflamed. ...Read more

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63 y/o w/f : what is causing swelling, pain and itching in lower legs. L4 with a bone spur and s1 is degenerating with nerve damage in legs.?

63 y/o w/f : what is causing swelling, pain and itching in lower legs. L4 with a bone spur and s1 is degenerating with nerve damage in legs.?

Not sure.: Swelling is a common cause of itching and pain in the lower extremities. This needs evaluation by physician as many potential causes - some serious. Not related to bone spur or degeneration of s1. ...Read more

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Had a grade 3 ankle sprain, 10 weeks of pt still pain, weak, in stable and swelling. Doctor said I may have nerve damage? How is this treated?

Two thoughts...: If the ankle instability remains a chronic problem it can be treated with taping, bracing or surgery.

Although you do not give any specifics on the location of the nerve injury there are a minority of ankle sprains that result in traction (neuropraxic) injuries to the superficial peroneal nerve. This is a sensory nerve on the top of the foot.

See an orthopaedic surgeon:
www. Aaos. Org. ...Read more

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What's best medication to reduce swelling around nerve of I have trigeminal neuropathy? Will lyrica (pregabalin) work?

What's best medication to reduce swelling around nerve of I have trigeminal neuropathy? Will lyrica (pregabalin) work?

Painful!: Most cases of trigeminal or facial nerve pain are diagnosed as neuralgia. The mechanism is usually compression on the nerve from a blood vessel or injury or as the result of MS. Medications that block nerve firing, such as anti-seizure medications, are typically used: carbamazepam, topiramate, gabapentin/Neurontin, and pregabalin/Lyrica are used. There are also a number of surgical treatments. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy cause my feet to swell? I have CHF but have never noticed any swelling. I have neuropathy in my feet. Just looking for an answer.

Can neuropathy cause my feet to swell? I have CHF but have never noticed any swelling. I have neuropathy in my feet. Just looking for an answer.

CHF: The swelling can cause the neuropathy. If there is fluid building up in your feet due to CHF, or any cause, it puts pressure on the nerves which can manifest itself as neuropathy. The feeling of numbness, pins and needles and sometimes burning can be part of the condition of neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy in my toes. What are likely causes? NO swelling or redness either foot. Its the first 3 toes in each foot (large to small).HAIC norm

I have neuropathy in my toes. What are likely causes? NO swelling or redness either foot. Its the first 3 toes in each foot (large to small).HAIC norm

Many possibilities: Depending on what you describe as a neuropathy, it could be a number of different things. See you doctor to determine whether this can be assessed with a thorough history and physical examination, and whether there is a need for further either electrodiagnostic or radiographic testing. ...Read more

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I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

Heel fracture: The answer is simply yes. Long term instability, plantar faciitis, and sural neuropathy...All cause pain. And, trying to ambulate through it, will cause you to limp. This limping will effect your back. See a specialist, and get help. ...Read more

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What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain. Ect. ..

What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain. Ect. ..

One disease: Is unlikely to do all this (Lymes Disease, Neurosyphilis, Porphyria, SLE? Each could account for all but one of symptoms listed) I spent the better part of an hour trying to come up with one disease.......I give up. Must be one disease plus the side effects of a treatment or more than one condition. Lets figure it out!! Need more information!!

www. Healthtap. Com/drericweisman ...Read more

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What causes chorda tympani nerve damage?

What causes chorda tympani nerve damage?

Usually Bell's palsy: If the bell's involves a more complex and distal portion of nerve vii, can see issues with this nerve. Also, involved in "nervus intermedius" neuralgia, and when acoustic neuromas become very large. ...Read more

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What could cause ear nerve damage?

What could cause ear nerve damage?

Rock concerts: Most common cause of nerve hearing loss is loud noises, such as jet planes, repetitive gun shots, or loud concerts, in absence of ear protection. Of course, chronic ear infections, head trauma, tumors etc, can also result in hearing loss. ...Read more

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What causes sensory nerve damage, what could help repair it?

What causes sensory nerve damage, what could help repair it?

Not so simple: Need to provide diagnosis of cause so that the actual pathology can be addressed. If you possess a true sensory small fibre neuropathy, this does need confirmation via a skin punch biopsy. You could have an immune disorder, amyloidosis, diabetes, b-12 deficiencies. Repair maybe possible, and medical foods may be useful. A few neurologists deal with these problems and can guide you. ...Read more

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Will an angiogram cause nerve damage?

Not usually: Am amgiogram should not usually cause any nerve damage. Since to perform an angiogram, one must access an a rtery there can be temporary discomfort while this is accessed. Rarely, while numbing or accessing the artery, the nerve can injured. This is usually transient and very rarely causes permanent discomfort. ...Read more

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Could orthodontal work cause nerve damage?

Something Else: Nerve damage may need to evaluated by a dentist that is very familiar with TMJ ; muscle dysfunction as well as a neurologist. The source of nerve damage needs to be determined otherwise it generally gets worse over time. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine cause permanent nerve damage?

Rare but possible: Lidocaine is one type of local anesthetic or "numbing medicine". It is used for numbing skin, in nerve blocks, and in epidurals. It should not be directly injected into a large nerve because the nerve could be damaged. This is why ultrasound is often used to place nerve blocks, so that the local anesthetic is injected near, not in, the nerve. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why diabetes causes nerve damage?

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Can you please tell me why diabetes causes nerve damage?

Nerve damage diabete: High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body. It is believed that diabetes cause a downstream metabolic cascade leads to peripheral nerve injury through an increased certain substances in your body, as well as other confounding factors. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture cause nerve damage?

Can acupuncture cause nerve damage?

Not really: Theoretically and in reality it does not happen because nerves are very slippery and movable, and the acupuncture needles flexible. Because of that it is virtually impossible to pears a nerve.
Of cause care is being taken that nerves are avoided.
Acupuncture points are located along the fascias (very thin transparent tissues enveloping the muscles) and usually away from the nerves. ...Read more

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Could statin drugs cause nerve damage (polyneuropathy)?

Nerve damage: There are case reports but no definitive studies that show that statins cause nerve damage or polyneuropathy. Often there are other causes for the neuropathy that can be explained by a careful history, blood work, and a nerve test by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can epidurals cause vagal nerve damage?

Can epidurals cause vagal nerve damage?

No: The vagus nerve originates in the brain, so an injection affecting spinal nerves should have no effect. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of optic nerve damage.

What are the main causes of optic nerve damage.

See details: Multiple sclerosis is a common cause. Other causes include trauma, infection, emboli (blood clots), vascultis or infarctions. ...Read more

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Can botox cause permanent nerve damage?

Can botox cause permanent nerve damage?

no: Botox is a temporary toxin that wears off after 3 to 4 months. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis spread to cause nerve damage?

Can endometriosis spread to cause nerve damage?

Not damage but pain: Endo has been well documented on the sciatic nerve and also the obturator nerve. This causes intense, sharp electric shock type pain in the area the nerve goes - the sciatic down the back of the leg, and the obturator typically behind the knee. Once the endo is surgically excised, usually the pain is immediately resolved and there is usually not any permanent nerve damage. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


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