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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Does chinese medicine work for nerve damage?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Does chinese medicine work for nerve damage?

Traditional Chinese : With complete damage or loss of function, probably not. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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Does accupressure/accupuncture work for digestion problems?

Does accupressure/accupuncture work for digestion problems?

Yes: It is helpful for a variety of digestive problems. Encourage you to see your physician for assessment of your problems. The acupuncturist can let you know if your specific issue can be addressed via acupuncture. ...Read more

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How much does an acupuntcurist or doctor of oriental medicine cost?

How much does an acupuntcurist or doctor of oriental medicine cost?

It less than regular: Doctor, some of the acupuncture treatment cover by regular ins providing you have the proper referral from your doctor. ...Read more

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What is better for arthritis and nerve damage, cold laser therapy or seeing a physcial therapist?

What is better for arthritis and nerve damage, cold laser therapy or seeing a physcial therapist?

Both can have roles.: There can be a place for both therapies. Physical therapy is always good for arthritis because motion will help you not get stiff. The important thing is to do the therapy and exercises at home even if you are not at the rehab center. Cold laser can be useful when battling other "non traditional" infections and toxins that can lead to neuropathies and pain. ...Read more

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Will hernbal medicine work to eliminate raynaud's disease?

Will hernbal  medicine  work to eliminate raynaud's disease?

No: Herbal medicines do not help directly but switching from caffeinated drinks to herbal teas might help. Also, if herbs help you reduce stress, that would help. ...Read more

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How effective does acupuncture work for pain in my?

How effective does acupuncture work for pain in my?

Maybe good?: It works very well for many types of pain (as well as coxygeal pain) :) but - it does not work for all types of pain. ...Read more

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How does Amitriptyline work for nerve pain ?

How does Amitriptyline work for nerve pain ?

Still unknown: We used to think that amitriptyline acted on the brain at the level of the thalamus or other pain interpretive centers but recent evidence points to a peripheral action site blocking C-type pain fibers- specifically, nicotinic acetylcholine receptors carrying neuropathic pain. More cool (and PRACTICAL) stuff if you want to talk about it: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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How well do occipital nerve blocks work for migraines?

How well do occipital nerve blocks work for migraines?

Nerve blocks: In a study by afridi, et al., it was shown that greater occipital nerve blocks provided a partial response in 17 of 54 patients with migraine and a complete resonse in 9 of 54 patients studied. Their study showed a mean duration of complete response for a period of 20 days and a partial reponse for a period of 45 days. This is a procedure I use frequently in our practice. ...Read more

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Does camomile tea work as an antiinflamatory to improve lung fuction for people that have ashama ?

Does camomile tea work as an antiinflamatory to improve lung fuction for people that have ashama ?

Camomile cant hurt: I have never had any of my patients with asthma feel that camomile has helped their asthma. Having said that, it can't hurt. Depending on how severe your asthma is, the best responses for anti-inflammatory have been inhaled or oral steroids. ...Read more

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Why do alternative health practitioners test for candidiasis while traditional mds don't focus on it as a condition effecting the GI system?

Why do alternative health practitioners test for candidiasis while traditional mds don't focus on it as a condition effecting the GI system?

It makes money: There was a book called "the yeast connection" that blamed a plethetra of ills on yeast colonization and infection. This was pseudo-science and was never proven. It was similar to the pseudo-diagnoses of chronic lyme disease and chronic epstein barr virus infection which have never been shown to exist or cause disease but are still believed by many people fooled by charlatan doctors. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture work well for nerve pain?

Can accupuncture work well for nerve pain?

Often - yes: Yes. Acupuncture is beneficial for many types of neurologic pain. If you pain that is neurologic in nature - talk with your physician about the option of acupuncture. Take care. ...Read more

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for arthritis pain ok?

Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for arthritis pain ok?

Yes: It blocks the release of substance p from pain fibers. ...Read more

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Is there a neurological medicine that can help all 5 senses work more proficiently?

Is there a neurological medicine that can help all 5 senses work more proficiently?

Nutrition is Key: Interesting question (1) all 5 senses are processed in different parts of brain, so there is no single area of the brain to detect a deficiency (2) proper nutrition is the best source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, trace elements, all necessary for neurological health (3) basic labs can determine correctable causes (e.g. Thyroid) (4) eliminating toxicities if known (e.g. Heavy metals). ...Read more

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Does acupuncture work for severe arthritis?

Does acupuncture work for severe arthritis?

Possibly: Acupuncture can be helpful with the pain of arthritis however it will not change the damage that has been done to the joint by the arthritic process. Also acupuncture will not stop the natural progression of the arthritis. ...Read more

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Does chiropractic medicine help people with back problems?

Does chiropractic medicine help people with back problems?

Occasionally: Chiropractic is a form of massage; it is not medicine. Chiros use an outmoded theory of disease causation and then administer a deep massage which can help the feeling and pain but they offer no proper dfiagnosis or cure. It is best to see your general doctor or an orthopedic specialist first to rule out serious issues. ...Read more

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Can holistic medicine work for arthritis patients?

Can holistic medicine work for arthritis patients?

Yes...: We refer patients to holistic md's and we have seen some encouraging results from doctors prescribing supplements. Also holistic doctors are likely to suggest that a patient make some dietary changes and consider doing a cleanse to remove toxins including heavy metals. A clifford report may be used by a holistic doctor to help guide treatment. ...Read more

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How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

See below: No correct answer here. Everyone is different and everyone's healing ability is different. In general, i would expect to see some improvement after about 10-15 pt sessions. ...Read more

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Can Growth Hormone therapy aid in recovering from sustained neuropathy? Or mild nerve damage?. Expert opinions only please.

Can Growth Hormone therapy aid in recovering from sustained neuropathy? Or mild nerve damage?. Expert opinions only please.

I do not think so: I do not think growth hormone would benefit someone with neuropathy or nerve damage of any kind. There are other growth factors that these nerves need, and these are not available as medical treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


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