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Doctor insights on: Can You Die From Facial Nerve Paralysis

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Can you die from dystonia? 

Can you die from dystonia? 

Very unusual to: It would be very unusual for dystonia to be a proximate cause of death, though it can be disabling and lead to complications like clots going to the lungs, infections, or other complications from immobility. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Can facial nerve palsy occurring from trauma of gun shots be treated?

Can facial nerve palsy occurring from trauma of gun shots be  treated?

Yes: If the gunshot wound to the face completely transsected the facial nerve, there are nerve grafts which can be placed to reanimate the face. There are also sling procedures which can be performed to restore symmetry to the face at rest. ...Read more

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Can you get vocal cord paralysis from a dental anaesthetic injection?

Can you get vocal cord paralysis from a dental anaesthetic injection?

Dental anesthesia: Local anesthetics injected into the mouth structures should not affect the vocal cords. Discuss this with your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you recover from bell's palsy?

Yes, most do: Most people who get bell's palsy do recover normal facial movement although it may take months. Some will get no return of facial movement and some will get partial movement back and perhaps even extra strong facial movements. ...Read more

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Can you get arm or nerve transplants for erb duchenne paralysis?

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Can you get arm or nerve transplants for erb duchenne paralysis?

Yes: About 1 in 10 infants with brachial plexus injuries (cause of erb's palsy) recognized at birth requires surgical intervention, namely brachial plexus reconstruction using nerve graft. ...Read more

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Can a compressed nerve lead to permanent damage and paralysis? Specifically cervical and right arm. Thanks

Can a compressed nerve lead to permanent damage and paralysis? Specifically cervical and right arm. Thanks

There is always that: chance that nerve compression can led to permanent changes -that can occur with a. Acute or sudden onset or in a chronic setting but it is not the usual scenario with most resolving non operatively. If there are significant findings immediately or progressing findings of weakness especially one should consult with an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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Can you recover from herpes paraesthesia?

Can you recover from herpes paraesthesia?

Yes: Do you mean pain? Doxepin cream 5% is much better than any pills. Get a prescription for a 45 g tube. Use it several times a day. Be careful if it makes you sleepy......This is good if you are in bed. If you get an itchy rash you will need to stop. ...Read more

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Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?

Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?

Not really.: Spinal CORD runs from brain down spine encased in column of vertebral bones. Spinal NERVE exits between bones providing movement and sensation to a very specific body area. Damage to NERVE can produce loss of function and sensation only in a local area. Damage to CORD can produce loss of function and sensation below the level of the injury. Injury above C4 paralyses respiration - often fatal ...Read more

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Can nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction cause facial paralysis?

Can nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction cause facial paralysis?

Unlikely: The nerves most at risk for injury, especially when the roots of the wisdom teeth are fully grown, are the lower jaw nerves that give feeling to the lower jaw, teeth and lower lip. The nerve that causes movement of the facial muscles is not located close to the wisdom teeth but could conceivably receive pressure during support of the lower jaw. I have not yet seen such an injury though. ...Read more

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Can you die from sma?

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Can you die from sma?

Depends: Sma type 1, also known as infantile spinal muscular atrophy or werdnig-hoffmann disease, is the most common and severe type of sma. It typically presents in the neonatal period. Majority of affected infants die within a year from respiratory failure. Type 2, 3, and 4 present at a later ages and are milder forms. ...Read more

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In what ways are people able to survive a serious spinal cord injury (paralysis)?

In what ways are people able to survive a serious spinal cord injury (paralysis)?

Good rehabilitation: A good rehabilitation program will focus in maximizing function of people with paralysis. The exact rehabilitation interventions will depend on the level of injury (the part of the spine affected). Many of my patients have spinal injuries and very productive lives. Things are done differently and they are harder to do but independence and fulfillment are possible. ...Read more

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Can you die from peripheral neuropathy?

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Can you die from peripheral neuropathy?

Rare: Some causes of peripheral neuropathy affect the nerves to the muscles for breathing, or to the heart. However most neuropathies are uncomforable, but not lethal. ...Read more

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How would someone know if they have severe peripheral nerve damage or permanent nerve damage?

Let a Dr eval it: The most trustworthy way would be a good evaluation by a Dr. You might start w/ your GP or find an appropriate neurologist. Best! ...Read more

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Can someone know of the 8th nerve operation due to permanent vertigo?

Other ideas: It is extremely unusual to have permanent vertigo. The only disease I know that produces vertigo that lasts for hours is Meniere's disease. Although vestibular nerve section on the effected side may cure you, I prefer to chemically ablate the vestibular system with Gentamycin. It is easy, successful and much less risky than cutting the vestibular nerve in the internal auditory meatus. ...Read more

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Can neurogenic atrophy in thenar muscle from nerve injury cause als? Or does it only apply to those with nerve disease?

Prob not ALS: Thenar atrophy is normally caused by median mononeuropathy, aka carpal tunnel syndrome. Other causes are relatively rare. ALS may cause thenar atrophy, but since if affects multiple nerves and muscles, this should not be the only sign or symptom. Of course, thenar atrophy does not cause ALS. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the facial nerve innervate the facial glands?

Can you tell me how the facial nerve innervate the facial glands?

Innervation : That is best studied with an anatomy atlas...Not really in a 400-character venue like this. ...Read more

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Can you die from meningioma?

Can you die from meningioma?

Yes: All abnormal growths in the brain are serious. A meningioma is brain tumor that can vary from very mild to very severe. Some are very slow growing and depending on the patient's age and risks for surgery "might" not be removed. Most are removed, simply because the earlier one can be removed the less the chance it could grow so big as to kill someone. That is too simplistic an answer. ...Read more

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Could you get permanent nerve damage from back fusion?

Absolutely: Back fusion is not a benign surgery. Make sure you have it done by a skilled neurosurgeon or ortho-spine physician if you have to have it. However, avoid having a fusion as long as possible. You will most likely trade the pain at the fused levels for pain at the overcompensating levels above and below afterwards. I hope this answer helps and best of luck! ...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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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more