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What type of pain can neuropathy cause?

What type of pain can neuropathy cause?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy can cause a wide variety of painful symptoms including painful numbness, burning, tingling, a feeling of "pins and needles" and shooting pains. There are medications on the market that do aid in treating neuropathic pain. These medications have their share of possible side effects and must be monitored by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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How is neuropathy treated, what if they can't find the cause?

How is neuropathy treated, what if they can't find the cause?

Usually...: The symptoms of neuropathy regardless of cause can be treated with medications which work to calm the nerve endings that are irritated and responsible for the pain. If, upon evaluation a cause is found that can be corrected, the doctor will proceed accordingly. Most of the time, however, regardless of cause, the medication is needed. ...Read more

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Recently,I have been diagnosed with neuropathy?What causes neuropathy?

Recently,I have been diagnosed with neuropathy?What causes neuropathy?

Neuropathy causes: The most common causes of neuropathy are high blood glucose, vitamin B12 deficiency, and alcohol toxicity. Less common causes include medicine side effects, infections, heavy metal toxicity, blood chemistry changes such as paraproteinemia, and inherited causes. Sometimes the cause is never found. ...Read more

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What to do if positive drug caused neuropathy what should I do to stop it from progressing?

What to do if positive drug caused neuropathy what should I do to stop it from progressing?

Neurologist: You should first be evaluated by a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in nerves. He or she can order a nerve test if necessary. If the pain is sharp, burning , stabbing, or tingling, you may be treated with lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, cymbalta, or elavil. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy be caused by cysts?

Can neuropathy be caused by cysts?

sometimes: Subcutaneous cysts cannot. Cysts arising in or near the spine or joints can cause nerve compression. ...Read more

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Does osteoporosis cause neuropathy?

No, there is: No association between osteoporosis and neuropathy with the exception of either trauma that could lead to nerve damage after fractures, or underlying metabolic issues which can increase progression of each separately, such as malabsorbtion issues. ...Read more

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Does neuropathy cause pain on your heels?

It can: Heel pain can be caused by neuropathy but more often it is either plantar fasciitis (a heel spur) or lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in your back) if it persists more than a week or so, visit your favorite podiatrist. ...Read more

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Have neuropathy. Not diabetic. Other causes?

Causes of neuropathy: Other common causes of neuropathy are vitamin B12 deficiency and alcohol effects. There are also causes from proteins (tested with SPEP), heavy metals (tested in the urine), conditions like lupus, infections, medication side effects, inherited disorders, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more