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Diabetic Nerve Problems Near Me
See a doctor: Either way each problem can be serious so why play games or waste time?Go get it checked out. ...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
Hello, I have type 1 diabtese, clinical depression, small visual hlusnations, diabetic nerve pain, lower back pain. is any of this connected?
Can nerve damage be corrected? I've been having all symptoms of nerve damage in my legs, & left arm. What r the treatments cuz I'm terrified. Thanks!
Possibly: There are many causes of neuropathy some of which are reversible ( for example: significant hypothyroidism can be associated with neuropathies which can resolve with thyroid replacement Rx). The same is true for certain vitamin deficiency states. You should consider seeing a Neurologist to determine what type of neuropathy you have/What's causing it/what therapy could help. ...Read more
Nerve damage: Carpal tunnel syndrome may cause nerve damage to the median nerve, which runs through the center of your wrist. Diabetes may also cause nerve damage, although it typically affects nerves in the legs and feet. Carpal tunnel syndrome does not cause diabetes of course. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pain, numbness. : Non-diabetic neuropathy is treated the same way as diabetic neuropathy in most cases. If you have tingling, burning, and numbness, or even pain, it's often impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the pain or tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness. See your doctor for possible oral or topical medications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am type2 DM having normal tension glaucoma with 40% optic nerve damage. Is it due to my diabetics or hereditary?
Complex but doable: Probably, the arthritis and degenerative joint issues are causing secondary nerve entrapment. Suggest you start with a rheumatologist and get a handle on the degeneration, and along the way, get some testing for nerve issues, as some diffuse neuropathies occur with arthritic conditions. Meds and interventions truly help. ...Read more
Yes, but rare: Serious nerve injury is rare, with significant permeant damage occurring in only 1/10,000 patients. However temporary numbness, pins and needles sensation, or less commonly motor weakness can occur in up to to 10 -15% of patients. In most cases the symptoms are mild and transient. ...Read more
How many corticosteroid nerve blockage injections can I have,for my sciatica and discopathy L5-S1 problem?
3-4 injections: There are no limits to how many epidural injections you can have. That said repeated steroid based injections put your body at risk for other medical issues down the road. Good rule of thumb is no more than 3 injections in 6 months. If your pain persists after a good physical therapy trial, consider the injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bulging disc at l3-s1 w/ l4-5 herniation. Can mechanized traction irritate nerve and cause erectile dysfunction w/no prior issues? If not, what can?
Narcotic therapy.: You would have to have lower nerve root issues to explain that. Problems at that level would not causes ed. If you are on narcotic therapy, including tramadol, your testosterone levels would be seriously lowered. Most docs do not explain this to patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Buzz: When there is too much sugar floating around in the blood, the nerves get drunk on it and go foggy, mumbling their electrical impulses back to the brain, tingly, and aren't aware of stimulus trying to warn them their is stone in your shoe or that heating pad has been on too long and is burning your skin or you have an infection in your foot when you stubbed your toe, because the nerves are drunk. ...Read more
Many facets: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Important question: We feel that the diabetic nerve complications involve blood flow in the small vessels that subserve peripheral nerve function, and thereby damage the central axon function which results in an axonal neuropathy. In general, the nerve problems do not readiliy respond to the usual basic diabetes drugs, but may benefit from a medical food metanx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood tests.: Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there a long term problems & complications that's come with years of hypoglycemia with out diabetes? Could I still get diabetic neuropathy?
Neuropathy Relief: That's a good question. Do you mean relief from the condition, or relief from the symptoms? It is said that getting the blood sugar back to normal can eventually help the nerves heal. That is a worthy goal, and unfortunately difficult. Comments are appreciated. Symptomatic relief often occurs with medicine, either topical or oral. Gabapentin is a popular option, amitriptyline, etc. ...Read more
Diabetic neuropathy: There are several treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatments can be myofascial release, medications, injections like lumbar sympathetic block, and advanced treatment like neuromodulation. Please see a pain management doctor for comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have it evaluated.: If the symptoms are due to neuropathy, topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medications. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. Consult with your physician for an appropriate plan of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluated: If the symptoms are due to neuropathy, topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medications. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. Consult with your physician for an appropriate plan of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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