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Nerve (Definition)

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


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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'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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Which cranial nerves constitute of sympathetic nerve system? Thank you.

Which cranial nerves constitute of sympathetic nerve system? Thank you.

Several (5).: Five cranial nerves have mixed sensory, motor and parasympathetic function. The mixed cranial nerves are cn 3- occulomotor, cn 5-trigeminal, cn 7- facial, cn 9- glossopharyngeal and cn 10- vagus. The rest are predominantly sensory or motor! ...Read more

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If a person had deep facial lacerations what cranial nerves would be damaged?

If a person had deep facial lacerations what cranial nerves would be damaged?

#7 or #5 typically: A facially laceration that involves a cranial nerve typically effects the facial (cn #7), which is motor to the face, or trigeminal (cn #5), which supplies sensation to the face but also has motor branches to the chewing muscles. If there is involvement of the neck, other nerves can be injured as well. ...Read more

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I have mengimoa on the cranial nerves 3, 5and 7 .I also have trilgimal nerguia would i be a candidate for gamma knife ?

I have mengimoa  on the cranial nerves 3, 5and 7 .I also have trilgimal nerguia would i be a candidate  for gamma knife ?

Possibly: Gamma knife is focused beam radiation that is very effective for controlling benign tumors like meningiomas. If these tumors are small, they are more effectively controlled. It also depends where they are on the nerve and if there is a risk to the nerve. With respect to the trigeminal neuralgia, gamma knife is a well accepted treatment depending on the cause(different response rates). ...Read more

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Is it conceivable to the m.D.S if something delivered through the incisive canal into cranial nerves have devastating neurological effects to a person?

Is it conceivable to the m.D.S if something delivered through the incisive canal into cranial nerves have devastating neurological effects to a person?

Need more info: What delivered? What canal? What happened? We can not give you good information without getting good information. You are asking very good question but with too little information. ...Read more

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How can calm my nerves?

How can calm my nerves?

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

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Do pinched nerves heal ?

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

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Could tea calm down your nerves?

Chamomille Tea: or sipping green tea is often calming. ...Read more

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Could ice damage your skin/nerves?

Could ice damage your skin/nerves?

Wary of frostbite: A little ice should not damage the skin or the nerves, but a lot of ice- as in frostbite- can be very damaging. It is not the ice but prolonged cold that can be a problem. ...Read more

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Can pudendal nerves heal if damaged?

Can pudendal nerves heal if damaged?

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

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Can the trigeminal nerves ever heal?

Can the trigeminal nerves ever heal?

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

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What causes demyelination of nerves?

Demyelination: Some causes are Inflammation, Viral infection, Metabolic problems, Lack of oxygen, Physical compression. ...Read more

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What nerves are effected in a stroke?

What nerves are effected in a stroke?

Stroke: The nerves connected to the damaged brain tissue are those affected. ...Read more

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How to calm my nerves before a big exam?

Exam: Before exam make a study schedule and follow it. Practice self hypnosis for anxiety and cbt therapy. Worse case scenario you may need propanolol and or xanax (alprazolam) if no contraindication or side effects under strict md supervision. Meda should be absolute last resort. ...Read more

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How can damaged neck nerves be treated ?

How can damaged neck nerves be treated ?

Depends: This is very dependant upon the cause and type of damage. Repair may sometimes be an option but again, it depends upon the cause and type of damage. ...Read more

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How long do pinched nerves take to heal?

How long do pinched nerves take to heal?

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

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