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Does Chinese Medicine Work For Nerve Damage
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I measure improvement from therapeutic listening as a treatment for sensory processing dysfunction?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does camomile tea work as an antiinflamatory to improve lung fuction for people that have ashama ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It blocks the release of substance p from pain fibers. ...Read more
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
Is there any herbal/natural medicine that works for Psoriasis or inflammation in general? Does homeopathy work in Psoriasis?
No and no: There are several meds that are very effective. Do not waste your time on herbs. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can Growth Hormone therapy aid in recovering from sustained neuropathy? Or mild nerve damage?. Expert opinions only please.
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
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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