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Doctor insights on: Cold Therapy Devices Cause Skin Nerve

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Is it possible for cold therapy devices to cause skin and nerve damage?

Is it possible for cold therapy devices to cause skin and nerve damage?

Yes: If your speaking about a constant cold therapy device such as one of the ones which circulate cold water continuously or even a simple ice bath or ice pack, the answer is yes. Take care to protect the skin and subcutaneous structures from damage by icing through a towel or facecloth, and limiting ice to 10-15 minutes. Consult your doctor, pt or atc as to the best method for your particular problem. ...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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Swollen optic nerve from proton therapy can any vitamins help?

Swollen optic nerve   from proton therapy can any vitamins help?

NO: I suggest calling your treating ophthalmologist for medication which is specific for optic neuritis. ...Read more

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I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet.  Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

Peripheral neuropath: The treatment of peripheral neuropathy relies heavily on the cause of the nerve damage. The pain of the neuropathy usually controlled with medications. Treatment with the electrical stimulation fields has been investigated and analgesic benefits have been reported, but not consistent. ...Read more

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Can overuse of tens therapy unit reduce or eliminate effectiveness of tens or cause nerve damage that feeling of tens sensation is eliminated?

No: TNS units use micro electric current to block,pain because you have the option of changing output, skin could be burned or damaged by high output. Pad size plays a role, with smaller pads concentrating the force. The benefits are not affected by repeated use, but misuse can lead to injury. ...Read more

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Can spinal decompression therapy cause nerve damage? Doesn't it stretch out the nerve too?

Can spinal decompression therapy cause nerve damage? Doesn't it stretch out the nerve too?

Pinched nerve relief: Purpose of spinal decompression is to prevent or halt nerve damage. Microdiscectomy is minimally invasive and mostly successful in hands of experienced neurosurgeon. Decompression by laminectomy is more invasive, sometimes necessary with more risk of nerve damage.. Inversion therapy (hanging upside down) is a possible non surgical, usually temporary, treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Neuropathy: No specific treatments at this time. The treatment usually begins with medications in the antidepressant or anticonvulsant categories. A nerve test Is performed to determine the type of peripheral nerve and the extent of the injury. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation may help too. Compound creams applied to the affected areas can provide significant relief. ...Read more

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Can stills Disease or perhaps the auto-immune repressive medications, cause nerve damage to the fingers (Numbness and pain)?

Can stills Disease or perhaps the auto-immune repressive medications, cause nerve damage to the fingers (Numbness and pain)?

Suspect illness : Suspect that this may be related more to Still or an overlap. We might consider associated carpal tunnel or neuropathy or vasculitis and less likely the medications ...Read more

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Can oral corticosteroids cause someone's skin to be less tolerant to cold weather (itching, swelling, redness)?

Can oral corticosteroids cause someone's  skin to be less tolerant to cold weather (itching, swelling, redness)?

Yes: Oral steroids can thin the skin and cause itching and swelling. Redness is less common but it is possible. You can even get stretch marks from taking oral steroids long term. ...Read more

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Do cervical spondlysis cause nerve compression.What are symptims of nerve compressio .Can it b reason for dry eyes ?

Do cervical spondlysis cause nerve compression.What are symptims of nerve compressio .Can it b reason for dry eyes ?

No: Neck arthritis would not cause your eyes to be dry. Neck spondylosis can compression nerves in the neck and cause radiating pain or numbness or weakness in the arms, shoulder, and hands. ...Read more

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Does transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for mummular headache or other head pain work?

Does transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for mummular headache or other head pain work?

Temporarily: Tens or transcuteous nerve stimulation is a usefull modality for temporary relaxation of certain muscles associated with headaches, and neck and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Can Growth Hormone therapy aid in recovering from sustained neuropathy? Or mild nerve damage?. Expert opinions only please.

I do not think so: I do not think growth hormone would benefit someone with neuropathy or nerve damage of any kind. There are other growth factors that these nerves need, and these are not available as medical treatment. ...Read more

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What is better for arthritis and nerve damage, cold laser therapy or seeing a physcial therapist?

What is better for arthritis and nerve damage, cold laser therapy or seeing a physcial therapist?

Both can have roles.: There can be a place for both therapies. Physical therapy is always good for arthritis because motion will help you not get stiff. The important thing is to do the therapy and exercises at home even if you are not at the rehab center. Cold laser can be useful when battling other "non traditional" infections and toxins that can lead to neuropathies and pain. ...Read more

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How does nerve block injection works? Can it cool down nerve irritation/inflammation?What can be the possible side effects of these injections?

How does nerve block injection works? Can it cool down nerve irritation/inflammation?What can be the possible side effects of these injections?

Diagnostic and: Often therapeutic. Nerve block by itself is not effective long term. Usually another procedure follows this diagnostic injection which is either radiofrequency ablation or injection with steroid to decrease inflammation. Side effects, infection, bleeding, bowel puncture. Have it done under ultrasound. ...Read more

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Will deep tissue massage/myofascial release work on the occipital region, neck and shoulder help heal or worsen occipital neuralgia ?

Will deep tissue massage/myofascial release work on the occipital region, neck and shoulder help heal or worsen occipital neuralgia ?

Help: The greater occipital nerves run in between the neck muscles and ligaments. Muscle relaxation should help minimize pressure on the nerve. ...Read more

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