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2 failed back surgeries including TLIF, resulting in crushed nerves in lumbar and severe sciatic pain in both legs/feet. I have been on many meds for 3+ yrs and for last 3 months w/ my Dr.'s pc, been attempting to taper down with poor results. Also have w
Perhaps : Perhaps find a different pain physician that will see you personally. ...Read more
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
A door came back on my foot as i was getting in vehicle and I have crushed nerves and broken blood vessel. How do I treat this?
No way...: Please seek the care of your nearest emergency room for appropriate management. Many hospitals have doctors on call who are obligated to treat and stabilize your injury regardless of your ability to pay. Also, you may be able to obtain care at a teaching hospital at little or no cost. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
No recourse: A crushed optic nerve (how did this happen to you?) causes permanent changes which will alter the vision sometimes severely. There is currently no treatment known for this and a transplant is not possible. A discussion with a neuro-ophthalmologist would be helpful in this situation. ...Read more
I have a crushed optic nerve that caused blindness and now my son of 8 years vision goes from dark to light what is this?
Sounds unrelated: The injury you sustained sounds traumatic. Your son is having different symptoms that are clearly no related to trauma. He should be able to cooperate with a good ophthalmology examination. His symptoms may be related to growing and maturing. He should protect his vision when out in the bright sun, and he should exercise his vision with good reading habits. ...Read more
Awaiting a review of my mris. Conflicting reports of my crushed c5/c6 nerve root in plexus. After nearly 3 years, is it possible to completely heal?
Not likely: After 3 years, if you still have problems, it will not likely completely heal. ...Read more
I suffered a " crush accident, left thumb. er X-ray turned up fractured and crushed nerve at the finger tip. the pain has subsided but something stic?
Try again: I'm not quite understanding your question. "something stic?" What do you mean? ...Read more
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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
Yes: First, be sure you are minimally physically active every day. Then, look up "mindfulness-based stress reduction". Try to do at least five minutes twice a day. Then, if you still have symptoms, find a "cognitive behavioral therapist" to help you learn coping skills. Each of these actions have been proven to help anxiety. At last resort, there are meds which work best with therapy and exercise. ...Read more
Change with time: Does occur. Whether for better or worse depends on the cause of the pinching, if your behavior had anything to do with the pinching, for example, leaning down and picking something heavy off the ground, and you keep doing that, you won't get better. But if pinched nerve not due to something you did.. Changes occur over time & sometimes symptoms worsen, sometimes improve. ...Read more
Some do Some don't: Depends on how bad the injury to the nerve was. i would suggest you see a specialist in nerve injury to assess your healing. You need to see a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist that evaluates for pudendal nerve injuries. ...Read more
Some do Some don't: Depends on how bad the injury to the nerve was. I would suggest you see a specialist in nerve injury to assess your healing. If the nerve heals it will likely take some time since nerves heal slowly. ...Read more
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
Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more
Not exactly: It is a benzodiazepine and is useful for a very brief, specific emotionally difficult event - like a tragic funeral, etc. Used too much over time, it can actually cause some serious emotional problems. Again - responsible appropriate use can help a person through a hard time - all medications need to be used only as directed. Learn ways to relax - CBT therapy, yoga, meditation, etc. do work. Best! ...Read more
Multiple ways: Deep breathing exercises and progressive relaxation help. Listening to music or doing something that helps calm you helps. Imagine being in a place that is calming and soothing to you especially during times of high anxiety. Yoga, meditation, long walks, are all ways that help most people. ...Read more