Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can I Put My Magnet Over My Vagus Nerve Stimulator To Turn It Off For A While

Share
1

1
Can I put my magnet over my vagus nerve stimulator to turn it off for a while?

Can I put my magnet over my vagus nerve stimulator to turn it off for a while?

CAUTION!: Unless you have been specifically told to do so or shown how to do this, it would not be advisable for you to do anything to a vagus nerve stimulator. If you have questions or concerns, call your doctor or the doctor on call for that doctor and discuss this or see your doctor soon in the clinic. If emergent, go to the er. Don't do it! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
Can I use my magnet to turn off my vagus nerve stimulater?

Can I use my magnet to turn off my vagus nerve stimulater?

Yes: Taping the magnet directly over the stimulator will prevent it from working temporarily. When you remove it, it will restart. If you want it turned off permanently, see you epilepsy doctor. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Head tightness espically if i try to move my eye brrows up like a pull in my head and my nostril alternative for almost 5 months is it a nerve damage?

Head tightness espically if i try to move my eye brrows up like a pull in my head and my nostril alternative for almost 5 months is it a nerve damage?

Headache: Muscle tension type headache or episodic tension type headache is del tile a pressure or vice like sensation. Usually in the forehead. Stress aggravates it. Check with your physician for adequate history and physical examination for proper diagnosis. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

4

4
After 6 years of pain, I got this magnesium spray, and it helping Finallybefore I get a hip replacement, can I use that continuously to put off pain?

After 6 years of pain, I got this magnesium spray, and it helping Finallybefore I get a hip replacement, can I use that continuously to put off pain?

Yes: however, you never put new tires on an old car that is ready to go. I see you are age 17? A hip replacement for you is rare. Discuss it with your doctor. If the spray works go with it, but I can't understand how it works. ...Read more

5

5
My headphones I use have a small piece of cushion on them and it broke off in my ear and I have made it deeper by trying to get it what can I do?

My headphones I use have a small piece of cushion on them and it broke off in my ear and I have made it deeper by trying to get it what can I do?

Don't worry: Its nothing dangerous first of all. You can try to gently flush it out with warm water (don't use q-tips) and if not successful see and ENT doc who will fix it in a heart beat. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
I had a bilateral release on my knee over 3 yrs ago, its still sore, anything i can take that will help the nerves grow back faster?cant work cause of

I had a bilateral release on my knee over 3 yrs ago, its still sore, anything i can take that will help the nerves grow back faster?cant work cause of

Meds vs no Meds: it doesn't sound like medications will be helpful for you. Try wearing knee braces regularly(over the counter kind). You may need more physical therapy, which will require a followup with your surgeon. ...Read more

7

7
When I sit at work, or at home on the computer for awhile, both of my arms go numb. Could it be a pinched nerve? I also have a bad back if that helps.

When I sit at work, or at home on the computer for awhile, both of my arms go numb. Could it be a pinched nerve? I also have a bad back if that helps.

Arms numb.: three general possibilities or combinations thereof: carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar tunnel syndrome and cervical radiculopathy (from the neck). A nerve conduction study will help differentiate these possibilities. ...Read more

9

9
I have a defibrillator implanted over my left breast. It has hurt ever since placed. I hurt severely at times. The EP doc says it os nerves around the device. The OTC meds do not work. What can i do?

I have a defibrillator implanted over my left breast. It has hurt ever since placed. I hurt severely at times. The EP doc says it os nerves around the device. The OTC meds do not work. What can i do?

Talk to your doc: Best will be to talk to your doc, your PCP, who made the referral to the cardiologist. Based on the exam he or she will make a decision either to treat the pain, refer you to a pain clinic or consider a second cardiology opinion regarding defibrillator. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
My neck has been hurting for a few days now, everytime i turn my head it pops I can turn it to the left good but I can not turn it to the right even h?

My neck has been hurting for a few days now, everytime i turn my head it pops I can turn it to the left good but I can not turn it to the right even h?

? facet syndrome: What your are describing sounds like "facet syndrome", which is when a tendon or vertebra gets caught on a rough spot on the adjacent vertebra. Many times relaxing your neck and letting your head gradually fall forward then turning to right will relieve it. Do it over 3 minutes, and may need to repeat many times during the day ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
If my brain stem was severed from my brain. I am breathing on my own but I will not wake up is there a treatment to help my stem reconnect to brain?

If my brain stem was severed from my brain.  I am breathing on my own but I will not wake up is there a treatment to help my stem reconnect to brain?

Not happening, Jack: If your brainstem were severed, you'd be extremely dead. You need to look at some anatomy pictures to see why. Whatever you imagine has happened to your brainstem, hasn't. ...Read more

15

15
Can a TENS unit cause my SVT to start up I think it did while using it. I have SVT and my heart went from 60 bpm to 140 while using the machine. ?

Can a TENS unit cause my SVT to start up I think it did while using it. I have SVT and  my heart went from 60 bpm to 140 while using the machine. ?

Not likely: It is unlikely that a TENS unit could cause your heart to go into SVT. It is possible that a monitor inappropriately detected the electrical activity of the TENS unit and incorrectly reported an elevated heart rate. Your heart rate was unchanged but the monitor counted the TNS spikes mistakenly. The electricity from the TENS unit cannot get to your heart. Check your pulse at your wrist next time. ...Read more

16

16
I worked at a dishwasher that gave me a burn on my face from the sodium hydroxide steam what can i do to treat this? Will it ever heal? Been 6 mnths

I worked at a dishwasher that gave me a burn on my face from the sodium hydroxide steam what can i do to treat this? Will it ever heal? Been 6 mnths

Scarring?: six months out of this most likely represents scarring from the burn. Best to see a plastic surgeon or surgical dermatologist for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

20

20
The muscle/joint right before the back of my neck hurts like crazy when I try to turn my head utmost left/up for > a week. Is there a way I can fix?

The muscle/joint right before the back of my neck hurts like crazy when I try to turn my head utmost left/up for > a week. Is there a way I can fix?

Need a diagnosis : You need to see your physicianand get imaging to be certain you haven't broken anything. This could be pulled or torn tendon. You could also have a fractured bone in your neck. You need a medical evaluation to help clarify what is going on. ...Read more