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Causes Of Cranial Nerve Palsy
What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?
Different patterns: Strabismus is the generic term for eye misalignment of any cause. If from childhood, the eyes are separated about the same in all positions. If from cranial palsy, the degree of separation goes from normal away from the action of the muscles, to a very wide difference in the direction of the action of that muscle. An ophthalmologist can usually readily make this distinction. ...Read more
...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
Depends: There are many causes of laryngeal nerve paresis (palsy). The most common cause is after surgery.. Thyroid surgery, neck surgery or cardiac surgery. It could be caused by a tumor or mass affecting the nerve. It may also be idiopathic... No known cause - likely viral. If you suspect laryngeal nerve palsy, you should be seen by an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3rd CN weakness: The third cranial nerve for the motor and learn sponsorable for my opening, extra ocular muscle control. Lesions of the third cranial nerve causes drooping or ptosis of the eyelid and because of weakness of the extraocular muscles that is detected clinically as double vision. ...Read more
Meralgia: Impingement of the lateral cutaneous nerve is termed meralgia paresthetica; it involves numbness and/or burning pain down the distribution of the nerve. It is caused by, usually, an overweight individual's soft tissue compressing down on the nerve when sitting down, causing injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can degeneration of the C5-C6 vertebra cause episodic syncope due to vagus nerve damage or entrapment?
No but VBI might: VertebroBasilar Insufficiency (VBI) - The vertebral arteries run up the back of the neck thru tunnels (foramen) in the vertebrae (bones of spine). Some neck maneuvers can compress the artery where it passes thru the foramen. While not usually syncope, this can cause vertigo & drop attacks via buckling of the knees usually in older folks with degenerative spinal problems. aka beauty parlor syndrome. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is there a connection between vagus nerve irritation (causing hiccuping) and dementia?
What are causes of vagus nerve irritation?
Not directly: Elderly people may suffer both, but they are not related. Damage to the nerve can result from injuries or even some surgeries. Aging alone can impair it to some degree. Discuss this w/ your doctor so you'll understand better about your condition and what to expect (or not). Best! ...Read more
Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of widespread neural/nerve tension from the spine causing nerve pain and limited movement?
Neural Tension Sx: Nerve pain is the most disabling pain one can get. The nerve pathways go right to the brain. They say if you look at a nerve funny you will have 9 months of symptoms. The reaction of the body to pressure against a nerve is immediate and intense. Typically, neural tension develops in the spine from a bulging or herniated disc. Mri is crucial to look at the anatomy and nerve conduction testing. ...Read more
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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