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How can u just wake up one day and have peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia? Could this be linked to CNS inflammation? What cause? 31yrwf

Possibly: Peripheral neuropathy can be any nerve , or more often refers to a type of "stocking-glove" area of feet or hands seen in diabetes, thyroid disease, B12 deficiency , .Trigeminal neuralgia is specific to that nerve , and can involve branches of the trigeminal individually.Most cases are from compression of the nerve by the superior cerebellar artery. Treatments ;gasser. Gangion block, micros. Decompr. ...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


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Can medications cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can medications cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Yes: There are some medications that are associated with peripheral neuropathy, especially some chemotherapy agents. Some of these can be at least partially counteracted by vitamin supplementation, but it varies from drug to drug. ...Read more

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Are peripheral nerve disorders hereditary?

Sometimes: While most cases of peripheral neuropathy are not inherited, there are some genetic neuropathies, both dominant and recessive. The most common cause of inherited neuropathy is charcot-marie-tooth disease, of which there are multiple subtypes. Additionally, some people have genetic diseases (such as mitochondrial disease) that include a neuropathy among other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

YES!: Yes! diabetes can be a very seriously disease - especially if not monitored closely and treated aggressively. High sugars often lead to nerve damage in the arms/legs that result in symptoms known as peripheral neuropathy that results in a stocking/glove like sensation of numbness and sometimes even what is referred to as neuropathic pain. Other disorders can also cause peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Why is trigeminal neuraligia considered a peripheral neuropathy even though it is a problem with a cranial nerve not a peripheral nerve?

Why is trigeminal neuraligia considered a peripheral neuropathy even though it is a problem with a cranial nerve not a peripheral nerve?

Because: Because the involved nerve is the last post synaptic "axon" that leaves for the "periphery".Any involvement prior to that ("pre synaptic")would have been a central lesion. ...Read more

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Could a nerve block in your neck cause peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman?

Could a nerve block in your neck cause peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman?

Nerve block neuropat: It is possible that a neck nerve block could cause neuropathy. However, don't assume this to be the case. Please get this properly evaluated, examined and worked- up by a neurologist. ...Read more

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What if the cause of the neuropathy (i.e peripheral neuropathy) is injury/trauma can the problem be resolved? I.e nerve damage. e.g in the penis.

What if the cause of the neuropathy (i.e peripheral neuropathy) is injury/trauma can the problem be resolved? I.e nerve damage. e.g in the penis.

Damage and IVIG: Nerve damage does not normally heal in response to IVIG therapy, but there are several helpful treatments that may be available from urology for this particular situation. ...Read more

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Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Neuropathy: No specific treatments at this time. The treatment usually begins with medications in the antidepressant or anticonvulsant categories. A nerve test Is performed to determine the type of peripheral nerve and the extent of the injury. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation may help too. Compound creams applied to the affected areas can provide significant relief. ...Read more

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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

Peripheral neuropathy is a generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more