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What is the differenc between neuropathy and mononeuropathy and what can cause them?

What is the differenc between neuropathy and mononeuropathy and what can cause them?

Neuropathy: Is basically the term used to describe damage to a nerve or nerves. This damage can be done by any number of things like metabolic issues, trauma, blood flow issues or autoimmune disease. Mononeuropathy is just a fancy way of saying neuropathy to a single nerve or nerve distribution. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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For mononeuropathy, would 900mg of gabapentin (x3 a day), or 75mg of lyrica (pregabalin) (3x a day) be better? I still hv pain w/both esp. first thing in the a.m.

For mononeuropathy, would 900mg of gabapentin (x3 a day), or 75mg of lyrica (pregabalin) (3x a day) be better? I still hv pain w/both esp. first thing in the a.m.

Impossible to say: Different people respond differently. Some will do better on gabapentin and some on Lyrica (pregabalin). Your gabapentin dose is high and your Lyrica (pregabalin) dose is relatively low so you are really comparing apples and oranges. ...Read more

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What are some of the cranial nerves?

What are some of the cranial nerves?

The cranial nerves: The cranial nerves may be given a number (roman numeral I-XII) or a name (their names are, in order: olfactory, ophthalmic, oculomotor, trochlear, trigeminal, abducens, facial, vestibulocochlear, glossopharyngeal, vagus, accessory, hypglossal) They conduct regular senses and special senses of the face. ...Read more

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What is cranial neuritis?

What is cranial neuritis?

Inflammation: Neuritis is a word used by physicians to explain pain and inflammation of a nerve. Cranial neuritis usually applies to a nerve exiting the skull which is specifically inflamed or painful. ...Read more

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Is cranial sacral work beneficial?

Is cranial sacral work beneficial?

The Right Practioner: In the U.S. Cranial-sacral work is usually performed by massage or physical therapists. This is different from osteopathy in the cranial field (ocf), which is practiced by physicians (do's, md's & dentists). There have been no peer-reviewed studies that evaluate the effectiveness of either cranial-sacral or ocf at the population level. However, there is anecdotal evidence for ocf effectiveness. ...Read more

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What's a cranial nerves dysfunctional?

What's a cranial nerves dysfunctional?

Cranial Nerves: There are 12 cranial nerves which control all of the muscle function and sensation for the head and face. Each of these nerves has a different function. If one of the nerves becomes dysfunctional, the part of the head or face that it controls will not function properly. ...Read more

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