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Can Epidural Cause Nerve Damage
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
Although it is: A very rare risk of doing epidural injections, it is very difficult to get nerve damage from an epidural injection. Go see your spine specialist, and inform him/her of your exact symptoms, and he/she will evaluate. But at times after an injection, you can temporarily have increased symptoms. But regarding nerve damage, that is a very very rare risk. ...Read more
I had my baby 5 months ago and got an epidural. My right upper leg is still numb. Is this permanent? Is it nerve damage?
Had an epidural with my son almost 3 yrs ago. I have nerve damage to my heel in my left foot. I have no feelingWhat can I do? Will accupunture help
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
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
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
Not lIkely: No. That does not sound like any real or possible outcome of simple contracting a muscle. ...Read more
Yes, but rare: Serious nerve injury is rare, with significant permeant damage occurring in only 1/10, 000 patients. However temporary numbness, pins and needles sensation, or less commonly motor weakness can occur in up to to 10 -15% of patients. In most cases the symptoms are mild and transient. ...Read more
Can a tampon cause nerve damage cuase I can't use them anymore. It hurts like knives. It' been 1yr.?
How long to completely recover from Cellulitis? Does Cellulitis stay in your body forever? Does Cellulitis cause nerve damage?
Depends: Cellulitis is inflammation of the skin and underlying soft tissue in a certain area. It can have many causes, and the duration of it will depend on how long it takes the underlying cause, such as infection, to resolve. It can take anywhere from a day or two to a few weeks. Sometimes it requires an operation to remove the affected tissue. It is rare for nerves to be permanently affected. ...Read more
Can having foreskin rolled back a few days cause permanent nerve damage? Lost sensation in recent years & worried its my fault for doing this one time
Herniationl4, L5 I know if the nerve is compressed it could cause nerve damage how long before it could caused permanent nerve damage if untreatedthnks?
Nerve damage: Great question... It's very important to treat pain and to prevent nerve damage. There are multiple ways to treat a herniated disc. They include: weight loss, physical therapy, chiropractic care, disc decompression (traction), epidural injections, intradiscal procedures, and surgery. An EMG is the best test to see if you have old or active nerve damage (if so- you need surgery). ...Read more
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
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
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
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
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