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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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Does lumbosacral clumping of nerves roots cause paralysis? If so how long does it take?

Potentially: If you mean by "clumping" is tethering of your spinal cord then yes, progressive lower extremity weakness can occur without treatment. Arachnoiditis which is another type of clumping from prior injections or surgery typically does not but it can lead to chronic nerve pain. ...Read more

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If you have a pinched nerve in the upper spine and it causes permanent paralysis, is the paralysis only in the location the nerve attaches to?

If you have a pinched nerve in the upper spine and it causes permanent paralysis, is the paralysis only in the location the nerve attaches to?

Yes: That is correct. The muscles connected to the damaged nerves will not work correctly, or will not work at all. Other nerves that are undamaged will continue to send signals to their muscles, and keep them moving properly. However, muscles work together as groups of muscles. That means weakness or paralysis in a few muscles can make a limb malfunction even if other muscles in the limb are working. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a pinched nerve cause paralysis?

Yes: If pinching is severe enough paralysis can occur. If there is weakness in an arm or leg you need the advice of a surgeon. ...Read more

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Does the pressure of a herniated disk on the nerve cause paralysis?

It can: Some disks can be silent (no symptoms). If a disk is large and compresses the spinal cord (neck or mid back) it can cause paralysis. Very large disks in the low back can compress numerous nerves (not the spinal cord) and also cause weakness in both legs. The size of the disk herniation, the size of the canal (space for the cord and nerves), inflammation, acuity of the rupture influence its effect. ...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?

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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What is the best weight for the eyelid when treating facial paralysis caused by a blood clot on facial nerve?

What is the best weight for the eyelid when treating facial paralysis caused by a blood clot on facial nerve?

It depends.: The weight for each person is different. The weight must be heavy enough to close the eye completely, but not so heavy that it causes partial eye closure when the person wants the eye open. Different weights are tested on each eye before the surgery to determine the best weight to implant. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew reeves lt sd paralysis caused by blood clot rupture on facial nerve surgically confirmed. Pushing up on forehead/brow helps nose brow lft?

Dr. Andrew reeves lt sd paralysis caused by blood clot rupture on facial nerve surgically confirmed. Pushing up on forehead/brow helps nose brow lft?

ENT: A plastic surgeon (or an ENT surgeon with a plastic fellowship) can review your situation and determine in any kind of corrective surgery can be done to improve things. These things can really cause a lot of problems for folks. Best of luck! ...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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C4-c5, c5-c6 total disc replacement using 2 mobic-c. Will mobile device get dislodged or crack? Will it cause paralysis/ nerve damage if this happens?

C4-c5, c5-c6 total disc replacement using 2 mobic-c. Will mobile device get dislodged or crack? Will it cause paralysis/ nerve damage if this happens?

Mobi-C: This is a relatively brand new device, and it is the first and only artificial disc on the market approved for two-level surgery. The data from the company shows good results. Realize, however, that the mechanism of stabilization for this device is very different from others that have been on the market a lot longer. ...Read more

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How is third nerve palsy diagnosed?

History and exam: Typically the diagnosis of a third nerve palsy is made by a history of double vision and then a clinical exam that demonstrates and abnormality of the opening of the eyelid (ptosis), the pupillary size (bigger) and/or the eye movement. Imaging may be useful for uncovering the cause, but the diagnosis is made clinically. ...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