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Had neck surgery was told have permanent. Nerve damage anything can do for numbness and pain?

Had neck surgery was told have permanent. Nerve damage anything can do for numbness and pain?

Yes for the pain: Nerve damage from a radiculopathy can cause numbness, pins and needles, weakness, and pain. Unfortunately there is little that can be done for the numbness but the pain is readily treatable. Frequently your problem requires a multidisciplinary approach and so you need follow-up to have your options explained. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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Nerve damage spine had neck surgery 2008 in 2009 had huge back surgery cut me across my stomach i never been the same I am so numb test show l1-l5 .

Nerve damage spine had neck surgery 2008 in 2009 had huge back surgery cut me across my stomach i never been the same I am so numb test show l1-l5 .

Sorry to hear that: Typically, if there is any nerve damage, you will have to live with it, as it likely going to stay with you. Get emg/ncs ; evaluate if there is nerve damage. See a spine surgeon for evaluation. He/she will ensure there is no compressive pathology existing in your spine. If things are well decompressed, then no surgery will be recommended. Dorsal column stimulation may offer help in some patients. ...Read more

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Numbness tingling in index finger since 2012. No relief after carpel tunnel surgery. Mri showed nerve damage in neck. Can anything be done?

Numbness tingling in index finger since 2012. No relief after carpel tunnel surgery. Mri showed nerve damage in neck. Can anything be done?

Hand surgeon: I recommend getting another opinion from a hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. I find it hard to believe that a neck problem would cause such a localized symptom in a distal area like one finger. ...Read more

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Is this nerve damage i had neck sergery this past october, when i got back in my room i had no use for my right arm and hand. Now i can only raise my arm a little from my side, and raise my arm a little streach out in front of me. My hand and fingers is n

Is this nerve damage i had neck sergery this past october, when i got back in my room i had no use for my right arm and hand. Now i can only raise my arm a little from my side, and raise my arm a little streach out in front of me. My hand and fingers is n

Hello. : Hello. It is very important to advise your neurosurgeon about this. It is quite common to have symptoms after surgery as often nerve roots become irritated by being handled. However your surgery was about five months ago. Your symptoms could be impacted by obstructed nerve flow or obstructed blood circulation (as well impeded lymphatic flow). This needs to be evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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Is this normal or is it nerve damage i had neck sergery this past october. When i got to my room i had no use for my right arm and hand. Now i can raise my arm a little from my side and in front of me. My right hand amd fingers is swollen now my left hand

Is this normal or is it nerve damage i had neck sergery this past october. When i got to my room i had no use for my right arm and hand. Now i can raise my arm a little from my side and in front of me. My right hand amd fingers is swollen now my left hand

Lasting : Lasting numbness and weakness of part or all of a limb is usually caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord, or to a nerve or nerves. A surgeon or physician (doctor) can evaluate new or worse problems and help answer questions about progression or recovery. Limbs that are weak or numb can also become swollen. Sometimes this is because they are not being used, but there are other causes that are more serious. Swelling that is new is a reason to see a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Can spinal surgery cause nerve damage?

Surgery complication: With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. Some of possible complications are anesthesia complications, bleeding, blood clots, lung complications, infection, persistent pain, hardware failure, implant migration, nerve injury, spinal cord injury, sexual dysfunction .... ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Dental paresthesia: Most cases of dental paresthesia will spontaneously resolve within days, weeks, or months. Those cases that last beyond 6 to 9 months are considered permanent. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I just found out that the surgery on my ankle caused nerve damage. Will it be permanent?

I just found out that the surgery on my ankle caused nerve damage. Will it be permanent?

Maybe: Only time will tell. Discuss this with your surgeon, he may want to send you for some testing to determine the extent of the damage. ...Read more

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Can lap band surgery cause vagus nerve damage?

Can lap band surgery cause vagus nerve damage?

Potentially: Any surgery to the stomach can potentially injure the vagus nerve, as it enervates the stomach. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of nerve damage in the hand after rotary cuff surgery?

Edema: Swelling in the shoulder can cause transient nerve compression at the level of the brachial plexus. This would result in numbness and parathesias of the upper extremity. ...Read more

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Had gynae surgery took approx hour/hour half. Now have peroneal nerve damage could surgery be the cause. Having injections in foot no other illness.

Complex: Peroneal nerve damage in the leg can occur after surgery, particularly in cases using stirrups. This should not however have anything to do with infections in your foot. The nerve injury is also hard to diagnose, and even it is is injured, it is usually temporary. May take several months to get better. I would see your surgeon for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had a nerve root compressed w/pain for 15 months. I've exhausted conservative options. If I delay surgery could it cause more nerve damage?

I've had a nerve root compressed w/pain for 15 months.  I've exhausted conservative options.  If I delay surgery could it cause more  nerve damage?

Nerve root: compression can cause loss of function if the electrical impulses from the brain and spinal cord cannot reach the the muscles or glands that are anatomically and physiologically connected. Surgery may not restore muscle strength but it can potentially prevent further loss of muscle fibers that rely on their respective paired nerve stimulation to remain viable. ...Read more

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Does amyone in Florida fix long thoracic nerve damage. Was caused by thoracic surgery. Svapula completely out. Limited use of my arm. Cant lift .

Does amyone in Florida fix long thoracic nerve damage. Was caused by thoracic surgery. Svapula completely out. Limited use of my arm. Cant lift .

First confirm injury: After confirming injury , by presence of winged scapula ,EMG conduction studies etc, yes the nerve could be repaired by direct approximation or nerve graft ,first speak to your doctor ,may know some one or approach major medical centre near you. ...Read more

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Friend had spine surgery 6yr ago.Nerve damage,lower function of bowel affected.Was on laxative,he stopped.C.an it cause constipation bowel hard & soft?

Friend had spine surgery 6yr ago.Nerve damage,lower function of bowel affected.Was on laxative,he stopped.C.an it cause constipation bowel hard & soft?

It could: you need to ask his physician about these issues so he's on a definitive program. An evaluation can help clarify if there is any other issues involving his intestines. A gastroenterologist can be helpful with this issue ...Read more

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Friend had spine surgery 6yr ago.Nerve damage,lower function of bowel affected.Was on laxative, he stopped.Can it cause constipation bowel hard & soft?

Constipation: Damage to the lumbosacral nerves can lead to bladder and bowel damage. Alternatively, chronic laxative use can cause problems with bowel function. It is important to see a gastrointerologist for the constipation and a neurosurgeon to update the imaging of the spine and ensure there is no new structural problem compressing the nerves of the lumbar and sacral spine. ...Read more

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Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?

Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?

Neuroma: A neuroma is a thickening of the nerve due to repetetive trauma. They typically remove the nerve that will cause some numbness, but the trade off is that the pain is gone. These are almost always benign. ...Read more

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Is it true that having a chin implant could cause facial nerve damage? I want to have chin implant surgery to correct a weak jaw line. I've heard that this procedure sometimes causes nerve damage and patients look like they have suffered a stroke. What ar

Is it true that having a chin implant could cause facial nerve damage? I want to have chin implant surgery to correct a weak jaw line. I've heard that this procedure sometimes causes nerve damage and patients look like they have suffered a stroke. What ar

A : A chin implant placed by a well trained facial plastic surgeon should be a relatively simple procedure. While there are risks associated with this procedure--they are extremely rare. What you are describing is an injury to the facial nerve and specifically the marginal mandibular branch (causes the corner of the mouth to be pulled down such as in a frown or even slightly in a smile) which could cause some asymmetry in your smile but not so severe as to be confused with a stroke. Having said this, I have never seen or even heard of this nerve being damaged during a chin implant. There is a sensory nerve (feeling only) in the area that is more at risk. It is the mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve and again it is only for sensation. An injury to this nerve would cause a spot of numbness to the chin and lower lip on the side that was injured. I have heard of some temporary numbness after chin implant surgery (few to several weeks) but never a permanent one. This is most likely due to the swelling and inflammation after surgery. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had nerve entrapment in cervical spine with repair surgery in 2010. Have nerve damage in the medial side of the arm to thumb. I get sporadic spasms in the arm that locks my hand and fingers. Cause?

As above : What is the question ? If u want treatment ask u physician . But. U need to remember some times pain can be chronic and medication r to nake it more tolerable and not to cure it. In addition physical therapy may be helpfull. ...Read more

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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