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Can having bad reflex sympathetic dystrophy qualify you to have a service dog?

Can having bad reflex sympathetic dystrophy qualify you to have a service dog?

Level of dysfunction: Having a particular diagnosis doesn't qualify you alone. It all depends on the level of functional impairment that is present given the type and severity of your symptom complex. You need to be evaluated by your physician or physiatry to determine your level of dysfunction to see if you qualify. ...Read more

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Can I treat sympathetic ophthalmia with carnosine?

Can I treat sympathetic ophthalmia with carnosine?

No: Sympathetic ophthalmia must be treated with potent inflammatory drugs and can result in blindness. ...Read more

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How can I find a fibro-sympathetic doctor?

How can I find a fibro-sympathetic doctor?

? Pain management: There r many pain management physicians, perhaps u. Can ask u pcp to refer u to one. ...Read more

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Can you clarify what reflex sympathetic dystrophy really is?

Can you clarify what reflex sympathetic dystrophy really is?

CRPS: The newer designation is crps, complex regional pain syndrome, which is caused by damage to regional nerves, most often from blunt, crushing injuries, even though there are many other causes like post surgical injuries, infections, etc. The smaller weaker nerves get damaged easier. These nerves help control other nerves. When these malfunctioning nerves are out of control, chronic pain results. ...Read more

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Can NSAIDS help lessen Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy pain?

Can NSAIDS help lessen Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy pain?

Do you have it?: Have you been formally diagnosed with causalgia? The condition is pretty refractory to just about everything anyone has ever tried for pain. I don't recall hearing any of my patients with it tell me that NSAIDs did any good at all. According to your profile, you're not on any of the agents typically tried for RSD; so either you've already tried and failed them or you don't have it. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar sympathetic block help with severe tingling in the feet?

Can a lumbar sympathetic block help with severe tingling in the feet?

Yes it can: This can be an excellent treatment modality. May take up to three injections before its effective. Hang in there this is much better than surgery. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar sympathetic block cause a person's feet to sweat excessively?

Can a lumbar sympathetic block cause a person's feet to sweat excessively?

It's possible: But not likely. A sympathetic block block done correctly would treat hyper hydrides of the feet ...Read more

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Can a lumbar sympathetic block help with burning feet and leg?

Can a lumbar sympathetic block help with burning feet and leg?

Sympathetic block: Can help. Management of SMP may involve a series of sympathetic blocks leading to down- regulation of adrenoreceptors, thereby inducing long-term elimination of SMP. In cases of SMP that are refractory to sympathetic blocks, a surgical sympathectomy may be recommended. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar sympathetic block cause excessive sweating of the feet?

Can a lumbar sympathetic block cause excessive sweating of the feet?

Sympathetic sweating: Sympathic blockade should normally improve excessive sweating in addition to stabilizing other areas such as temperature, swelling, mobility and pain. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar sympathetic block cause excessive sweating of the feet as a side effect?

Can a lumbar sympathetic block cause excessive sweating of the feet as a side effect?

Feet sweating: Excess sweating of the feet is not a side effect of a lumbar sympathetic block. In fact, it should make you sweat less since sweating is controlled by the nerves that are being blocked. ...Read more

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We all already know that the sympathetic system has a role in increase the blood pressure. But when can the sympathetic help in decrease it?

We all already know that the sympathetic system has a role in increase the blood pressure. But when can the sympathetic help in decrease it?

Does not: Can you slow your car down by stepping on gas pedal? Same way there is no way to decrease BP by stimulating sympathetic nerve. We can normalize by using sympathetic stimulation if a patient has low blood pressure (such as shock) ...Read more

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Can lumbar sympathetic blocks help someone who constantly has very cold feet?

Can lumbar sympathetic blocks help someone who constantly has very cold feet?

Cold feet: Sympathetic blocks will help determine if more definitive treatment can be offered like Neuromodulation. Sympathetic blocks are not therapeutic if its just cold legs alone. Also you would not want to have numerous sympathetic blocks they they can cause more problems if too many are done. ...Read more

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Can reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause you fatigue?

Can reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause you fatigue?

Yes: Any chronic pain condition such as rsd can be associated with fatigue. ...Read more

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Can reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause the small saphenous vein to stick out of the leg w/ below knee swelling?

Can reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause the small saphenous vein to stick out of the leg w/ below knee swelling?

It can: It can cause basically any dystrophic change in the lower extremity although what you describe is not specifically pathognomonic for CRPS. Has someone diagnosed you with that? ...Read more

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Can sympathetic nerve blocks cure crps?

Can sympathetic nerve blocks cure crps?

In short - yes: It is possible, especially when caught early, for sympathetic blocks to cure crps (or at-least put in remission). ...Read more

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How can fear cause un-intended urination althought sympathetic ns cause urine retention?

How can fear cause un-intended urination althought sympathetic ns cause urine retention?

Sympathetic Overload: After an overwhelming sympathetic stimulation occurs (horrific fear), the sympathetic portion may shut down temporarily. The unopposed parasympathetic system, in concert with loss of sympathetic tone, can then cause contraction of the bladder wall with relaxation of the urinary sphincter. Thus, increased sympathetic tone from meds e.g. Sudafed, can cause retention inversely to the above. ...Read more

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Can Sympathetic Nerve Block procedure help/cure tachycardia/angina/vascular issues as well as pain that I've had after traumatic drug reaction?

Can Sympathetic Nerve Block procedure help/cure tachycardia/angina/vascular issues as well as pain that I've had after traumatic drug reaction?

Most of no use.: Synthetic nerve block had been successful, but I doubt that it will help in any of your conditions. I am not quite sure about if it will help in vascular issues as you have not specified about what veins and what kind of vascular problem, I also cannot answer about your traumatic drug reaction as you did not indicate what type of drug was involved and what kind of reaction. ...Read more

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Is it a standard practice to sever sympathetic nerves to treat unexplainable pain?

Is it a standard practice to sever sympathetic nerves to treat unexplainable pain?

Last resort: The phenomenon you mention is crps aka rsd, a type of sympathetically mediated pain. Cochrane database did an analysis in 2010. Basically concluded that data is limited. However, may be tried as last resort if meds, and other techniques and devices failed and still major disability. See pain specialist for guidance. ...Read more

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What is sympathetic dyslexia?

What is sympathetic dyslexia?

Not a term I've ever: Heard. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disorder caused by a deficit in phonemic awareness, the processing of sound structure of language. 40% of children with dyslexia have an affected sibling or parent. Delays in language development, inability to rhyme or to make sound/symbol associations ("a as in apple") in preschoolers may predict reading disability in later grades. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's such a thing as sympathetic anxiety?

Help! Need to know if there's such a thing as sympathetic anxiety?

There may not be: A formal diagnosis called sympathetic anxiety - but yes it can happen. Sometimes when I have a really anxious patient in my office - I walk out of the session feeling anxious too. ...Read more

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Which cranial nerves constitute of sympathetic nerve system? Thank you.

Which cranial nerves constitute of sympathetic nerve system? Thank you.

Several (5).: Five cranial nerves have mixed sensory, motor and parasympathetic function. The mixed cranial nerves are cn 3- occulomotor, cn 5-trigeminal, cn 7- facial, cn 9- glossopharyngeal and cn 10- vagus. The rest are predominantly sensory or motor! ...Read more

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What's reflex sympathetic dystrophyk?

What's reflex sympathetic dystrophyk?

Pain following injur: Reflux sympathetic dystrophy is a condition usually follows injury affects mostly hands and feet. This condition usually progresses through different phases.
Definitive cause is unknown. It can happen with or without nerve injury. Treatments available. ...Read more

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What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

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Dysautonomia: Several, such as Adrenal fatigue, Headaches, Hypertension, Heart disease, Food sensitivities, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Alcoholism, Compulsive overeating, Insomnia, Irritable bowel, Obesity, ADHD, Overactive bladder, PTSD, Alzheimer, Parkinson's disease, Excess sweating. ...Read more

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Nicotine- parasympathetic and sympathetic, what does this mean?

Nicotine- parasympathetic and sympathetic, what does this mean?

2 parts of nervous: System. There is a voluntary nervous system which allows us to move muscles and is under our control, and there is an autonomic nervous system which is not generally under our control. This system has 2 main components - the sympathetic system which is the "fight and flight" side, speeds up the heart, dilates pupils, elevated BP, reduces sweating. The parasympathetic system does the opposite. ...Read more

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How could one calm down an over-active sympathetic nervous system?

How could one calm down an over-active sympathetic nervous system?

See below: First, not clear what you mean by over-active, as to me it could imply reflex sympathetic dystrophy, hyperthyroidism, even hypertension. Second, you need to explore possible underlying disorders which might cause disruption of autonomic nervous system. Third, is your lifestyle or food/alcohol/smoking an issue. Talk to your doctor and explore your concerns. ...Read more