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Do Cranial Nerves Decussate
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
#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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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