Doctor insights on:
Degenerative Nerve Diseases Peripheral Neuropathy
How can you tell if nerve pain is coming from herniated disc vs. peripheral neuropathy vs. degenerative disc disease? What are the symptoms of each?
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
I have been diagnosed with degenerative mixed sensory peripheral neuropathy. Is tongue pain/cramp a normal part of this disease's progression?
Possible: The pain is possible, the cramping is an unusual complaint for a tongue problem. However the the tongue has similar sensory nerves as other areas of your body and you could be having these symptoms because of your primary problem. ...Read more
Why is trigeminal neuraligia considered a peripheral neuropathy even though it is a problem with a cranial nerve not a peripheral nerve?
What are some strong pain relievers for nerve pain? And peripheral neuropathy? I've tried almost everything and nothing is wrkng, i feel awful.
Nerve pain: Commonly, anti-seizure medications like Gabapentin or Lyrica are used for neuropathic pain. Antidepressants like tca are also shown to be effective for neuropathic pain. Sometimes, we will add low dose opioid for severe pain. Nerve blocks are also effective for peripheral neuropathy. Please see a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking Neurontin for peripheral neuropathy because i was told it will stop nerve damage from progressing. Is that true ?
Common: Peripheral neuropathy (burning, tingling or numbness in hands or feet) is a relatively common finding in celiac disease and may predate other manifestations. Of concern, although it may 'just' be associated with nutritional deficiences, it 'can be' associated with lymphoma. Please be evaluated. Gltuen-free diet will not improve the neuropathy - but may prevent further deterioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if the cause of the neuropathy (i.e peripheral neuropathy) is injury/trauma can the problem be resolved? I.e nerve damage. e.g in the penis.
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
Degenerative nerve disease is a condition in which a person's nerves become more abnormal over time, and may eventually stop working. A person gets increasing problems with balance, movement, talking, swallowing, breathing, etc... Some conditions are hereditary (runs in families) due ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Degenerative nerve diseases
- Degenerative nerve diseases peroneal muscular atrophy
- Degenerative nerve diseases sudden loss of coordination cerebellar ataxia
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Genetic brain disorders degenerative nerve diseases
- Degenerative nerve diseases parkinson's disease
- Cjd degenerative nerve diseases
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis degenerative nerve diseases
- Talk to a neurologist online