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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Fourth Nerve Palsy

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In what way can fourth nerve palsy be treated?

In what way can fourth nerve palsy be treated?

Nerve palsy: There is no specific treatment for a fourth nerve palsy other than time to see if it improves, on some occasions steroids might be used if the palsy was thought to be caused by an inflammatory process. ...Read more

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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Please tell me what does fourth nerve palsy lead to?

Please tell me what does fourth nerve palsy lead to?

Double vision: The fourth cranial nerve is the trochlear nerve. This coordinates the downward and inward rotation of the eye. Thus, a palsy leads to double vision particularly when looking downward. Patients have problems when going down stairs as this worsens the diploplia. ...Read more

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What is the surgery for fourth nerve palsy called?

What is the surgery for fourth nerve palsy called?

Fourth Nerve palsy: Surgery for just a fourth nerve palsy surgery is extremely rare and normally related to a tumor. There is no special surgical name that we use for this surgery. ...Read more

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Fourth nerve palsy head tilt test, what is this?

Fourth nerve palsy head tilt test, what is this?

Trochlear Nerve: palsy of the superior oblique muscle due to damage of CN IV. The head tilt, the test shows increased deviation or deflection when the head is tilted to the affected side. ...Read more

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Fourth nerve palsy head tilt test, is this bad?

Nerve palsy: A fourth nerve palsy is rare without a history of trauma to the head. The test to diagnoses it is straightforward and with little or no side effects. The key thing is to find out what case the palsy in the first place. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for latent squint and fourth nerve palsy?

Rare: Rare cases of migraine can cause double vision due to ophthalmoplegia. A virus can attack cranial nerves but usually facial (bells). There is a benign familial 4th nerve defect but not intermittent. Other causes can be serious and need a detailed MRI exam. ...Read more

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What causes 4th nerve rt upper quadrant palsy in children?

What causes 4th nerve rt upper quadrant palsy in children?

Congenital: Usually congenital-idiopathic. Rarely a brain tumor. Sometimes post-viral infection. But surely you discussed this with the ophthalmologist, no? ...Read more

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How common is it to have a relapse of 4th nerve palsy?

Rare: Rare cases of migraine can cause double vision due to ophthalmoplegia. A virus can attack cranial nerves but usually facial (bells). There is a benign familial 4th nerve defect but not intermittent. Other causes can be serious and need a detailed MRI exam. ...Read more

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What causes bell's palsy? I know its caused by a pinched nerve, im asking what causes the nerve to become pinched?

What causes bell's palsy? I know its caused by a pinched nerve, im asking what causes the nerve to become pinched?

Bell's palsy...: ...usually is not due to a "pinched" nerve at all. The usual cause of Bell's palsy is a herpes infection (herpes simplex virus type 1, i.e. HSV1) involving the facial nerve. Presumably you are under a doctor's care for the problem? If not, see a doctor right away. If you are, keep in touch with that doctor's office. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a radial nerve palsy?

What causes a radial nerve palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve can be compressed against the upper arm bone (the humerus), e.g. By falling sleep with arm hanging over a chair (saturday night palsy!) or by crutches in the armpit or by traction in the operating theater etc and cause wrist drop. An EMG can diagnose the site. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy cause other body nerve sensitivity? Like upper body?

Can bells palsy cause other body nerve sensitivity? Like upper body?

Unlikely, but: Bell's palsy is due to interruption of facial nerve function, you may have associated problems like viral infection, hypertension, diabetes, sarcoidosis etc may be causing your upper body problems, see your doctor for examination and diagnostic tests tests. ...Read more

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What causes adult laryngeal nerve palsy?

What causes adult laryngeal nerve palsy?

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 more

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Can 7th nerve palsy affect speech & cause high frequency hearing loss? Have had problems entire life. No droop, just no ability to do some things

Can 7th nerve palsy affect speech & cause high frequency hearing loss? Have had problems entire life. No droop, just no ability to do some things

Not usually: There are 5 branches to the seventh cranial nerve. None of these will affect hearing. Congenital speech and hearing loss is usally caused by other factors. You can see a neurologist to help you answer this question. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in the spine can cause temp face paralysis Bell Palsy? Started sleeping on right side and started moving left face. Inflammation? Chiro?

Pinched nerve in the spine can cause temp face paralysis Bell Palsy? Started sleeping on right side and started moving left face. Inflammation? Chiro?

Facial nerve: Bells palsy is caused by compression or inflammation of the facial nerve. The nerve starts in the brain stem and exists skull away from the spine. In my opinion a cervical spine problem would be an unusual cause of Bell's palsy. Don't think cervical manipulation with a chiropractor would be very beneficial for this condition. ...Read more

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Can bruxism, clenching and or TMJ disfunction cause facial nerve palsy? No drooping eye or mouth, just left cheek sits slightly lower when smiling?

Can bruxism, clenching and or TMJ disfunction cause facial nerve palsy? No drooping eye or mouth, just left cheek sits slightly lower when smiling?

Possible, but...: A nerve disorder can have multiple causes. It is possible that a structural, vascular or neurological problem can be related, but you will need to see your dentist or someone who treats these type of disorders to get a careful evaluation first to determine the causes of the problems. Then you can address the causes with diagnostic treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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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