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Doctor insights on: Demyelinating Ulnar Neuropathy

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Can neuropathy go away?

Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds.

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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What does it mean to have demyelinating neuropathy?

What does it mean to have demyelinating neuropathy?

Neuropathy: The nerves are covered with an insultating material called myelin. Much like a telephone cable that has rubber covering it too acts as insulation "myelin" does the same for a nerve. If the myelin is weakened by disease or some pathological process one develops a demyelinating neuropathy of which there are many causes.

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What does mixed axonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?

What does mixed axonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?

Neuropathy: Neuropathies are normally differentiated between axonal and or demyelinating. Axonal is nerve fibers are damaged and demyelinating is covering of the nerves are damaged. All neuropathies may be mixed such as in Guillain-Barré, but most neuropathies are related to hypothyroidism, diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency and/or alcoholic. A mixed pattern does not provide diagnostic help. Hope that helps

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What can you tell me about distal acquired demyelinating symmetric neuropathy?

A lot to say: There is a lot to say about this. First, how is the diagnosis made? A careful history, exam, and nerve conduction studies are needed. Testing for common causes of neuropathy are helpful- blood and urine tests for example. Sometimes, a nerve biopsy is a good idea. Is there a family history of this condition? Has there been any exposure to organic chemicals? These are important to answer.

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What does mixed atonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?

What does mixed atonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?

CIDP-GUILLIAIN BARRE: ATONAL MEANING DYING BACK.IT CAN EFFECT POLY NEUROPATHY DUE TO DEMYELINATION. IT IS CIDP-GUILLIAN BARRE SYNDROME. THERE ARE CASES OF IT IN MANY COUNTRIES. IT CAN DEVELOP AFTER PREVENTIVE SHOT OF INJECTION FOR INFLUENZA. OCCASIONALLY IT CAN BE FATAL, IF IT INVOLVES INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES.

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Can demyelinating neuropathy be caused from residual nerve damage even if the nerves are no longer being pinched?

Can demyelinating neuropathy be caused from residual nerve damage even if the nerves are no longer being pinched?

Yes it can: Deafferentation pain. Deafferentation refers to the partial or total loss of a sensory nerve supply to a particular body area. Normally, when the sensory supply to an area is compromised, one would expect a decrease in sensation and a loss in ability to perceive pain. However, in some cases involving nerve injury, a paradoxical condition arises. See pain management specialist.

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Can anyone explain demyelinating peripheral neuropathy for me. I was diagnosed with this. What can I expect?

CIDP: An autoimmune inflammatory peripheral neuropathy that predominantly in classic cases causes weakness, but sensory involvement may occur. There can be both slow progression or periodic relapses superimposed. Although may respond to steroids, best approach seems periodic infusions of IVIG, which seems to dramatically help at least 70% of all patients.

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Will elbow splinting help ulnar neuropathy? What kind of splint to look for? Who can provide guidance?

Will elbow splinting help ulnar neuropathy? What kind of splint to look for? Who can provide guidance?

Ulnar neuropathy: Avoiding a flexed elbow is key. Splints are not well tolerated. Usually recommend a small volleyball knee pad placed with pad on front side of elbow while you sleep. This will be a gentle reminder during sleep to keep your elbow from flexing allowing the nerve to heal. Can also use during day.

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Went 2 an acupuncturist in singapore who went 2 deep w/a needle, hitting the ulnar nerve. Neuropathy symptoms since. Can such a needle pierce a nerve?

See a Neurologist: Yes, any sharp object can injure nerves but the thinner the needle the less the injury. I would be concerned about the sterility of the needle also being an issue. You should see a neurologist for an evaluation and an emg/nct examination. If you already had ulnar nerve symptoms prior to the treatment then the acupuncture treatment may be a coincidental or only an aggravating factor.

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Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Nerve entrapment: Each of these has particular symptoms and causes which may help to sort them out http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/

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Can ulnar neuropathy in one arm/hand somehow be responsible for beginning symptoms in the other one? My left is useless and I can't lose the right one

Can ulnar neuropathy in one arm/hand somehow be responsible for beginning symptoms in the other one? My left is useless and I can't lose the right one

Overuse syndrome: Not uncommon to acquire bilateral ulnar neuropathies, especially in diabetic patients. Occasionally, starts on one arm, and there is compensated overuse in other with mirror emergence of nerve compression at elbow, especially if one leans on elbows frequently. See hand specialist to get this treated.

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CAUSES? Bilateral lower EMG/NCV Diagnosed Chronic Ongoing Denervation & Demyelinating Neuropathy in LS area (Not diabetic; No Autoimmune; Don't drink)

CAUSES? Bilateral lower EMG/NCV Diagnosed Chronic Ongoing Denervation & Demyelinating Neuropathy in LS area (Not diabetic; No Autoimmune; Don't drink)

Answers: Based upon the above, there may be some degree of lumbosacral stenosis, or even multilevel discogenic problems. A cauda equina syndrome might be an answer. But a far better explanation is a peripheral neuropathy of the axonal type, if no structural problem can be found on lumbar imaging.

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Negative EMG - Diagnosed with Ulnar Neuropathy. Is surgery still beneficial as a preventative measure (to avoid muscle wasting) at this stage?

Negative EMG - Diagnosed with Ulnar Neuropathy. Is surgery still beneficial as a preventative measure (to avoid muscle wasting) at this stage?

It depends: If the ulnar neuropathy was demonstrated from an imaging study showing a compression or other specific cause surgery might be beneficial but the lack of correlation to the EMG/NCV is bothersome. Discuss further with your doctor about the benefits of surgery and the current diagnosis before proceeding would be a suggestion.

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I have been diagnosed with ulnar neuropathy after a fall on outstretched hand. I have to wear a wrist splint for now. What prognosis could there be?

I have been diagnosed with ulnar neuropathy after a fall on outstretched hand. I have to wear a wrist splint for now. What prognosis could there be?

Good prognosis: You have to wait to see how it develops, after the splint, you may recover completely. There is no set prognosis, and the prognosis depends on the damage.

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2 months post fasciotomy r.t. ulnar arterial embolism. Partial amputation of R. 4th and 5th digits. Pain is still very bad esp. Neuropathy What to do?

2 months post fasciotomy r.t. ulnar arterial embolism. Partial amputation of R. 4th and 5th digits. Pain is still very bad esp. Neuropathy What to do?

Gabapentin: Gabapentin for pain modulation can be very helpful for this kind of pain and is best when started early. There are also compounded pain creams that can help. Make sure someone is thinking of a complication called RSD. A competent pain medicine specialist should be involved.

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Doctor I have already nerves problem ulnar neuropathy last 7 month. Today full day my left eyebrow twitching what's the problem?

Doctor I have already nerves problem ulnar neuropathy last 7 month. Today full day my left eyebrow twitching what's the problem?

Not connected: If you were diagnosed with an ulnar peripheral neuropathy, it's unlikely that the eyebrow twitching is related. Chances are that the eyebrow twitching will go away on its own just as mysteriously as it came.

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Doctor I have already nerves problem ulnar neuropathy last 7 month. Today full day my left eyebrow twitching what's the problem?

Doctor I have already nerves problem ulnar neuropathy last 7 month. Today full day my left eyebrow twitching what's the problem?

What is the question: Your English seems broken so I can't understand what your trying to say. I will assume that you were diagnosed with an ulnar neuropathy and your asking whether the eye twitching has any relationship to it? Not necessarily. The most common cause of eye twitching is benign fasciculations. However, at times other conditions such as anterior horn cell dz, nmj problem myasthenia, etc can be thought

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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