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What could cause ear nerve damage ?

What could cause ear nerve damage ?

Rock concerts: Most common cause of nerve hearing loss is loud noises, such as jet planes, repetitive gun shots, or loud concerts, in absence of ear protection. Of course, chronic ear infections, head trauma, tumors etc, can also result in hearing loss. ...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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Can ear nerve damage cause tooth pain?

Can ear nerve damage cause tooth pain?

No: Never heard of that relationship. See dentist for tooth pain. If negative exam, see orofacial-TMJ pain specialist. ...Read more

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Neurologist says MRI shows ischemic glosis? Ent says may have inner ear nerve damage. Extremely bad fall 5 months ago. Meaning what?

Neurologist says MRI shows ischemic glosis? Ent says may have inner ear nerve damage. Extremely bad fall 5 months ago. Meaning what?

Head Injury/hearing: Falling and striking the back of the head can lead to a significant injury. The initial blow or coup can lead to injury to the back of the brain. The brain also slides forward in the skull (contracoup) and can lead to injury of the frontal lobes resulting in bruising or ischemic gliosis. The rapid deceleration of the fall can injure inner ear nerve fibers that control hearing and balance. ...Read more

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Slightly uneven pupils. Ms. Head and ear pressure. History of on and damage to ear nerve. Old damage or flare?

Slightly uneven pupils. Ms. Head and ear pressure. History of on and damage to ear nerve. Old damage or flare?

Your description: You do not describe an MS relapse, and glad to see you are taking Copaxone, (glatiramer) and have seen your neurologist recently. Please add Vitamin D-3 supplementation, and check levels in about 3 months to maintain 50-70 ng/ml ...Read more

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I think I have nerve damage to my ears. Can this possibly be corrected?

I think I have nerve damage to my ears.  Can this possibly be corrected?

Well: First you have to see doctor for a diagnosis. Depending on what is found there are treatment options. Then you will be advised if the benefit and risk of any and all treatment options ...Read more

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Received bite to neck, had severe pain, then numbness to rt ear, 1/3rd face + neck.I can feel sharp. I think auricular nerve damage, is this permanent?

Received bite to neck, had severe pain, then numbness to rt ear, 1/3rd face + neck.I can feel sharp. I think auricular nerve damage, is this permanent?

Get examined: The question is what type of bite and whether there is infection. It's best to see an infectious disease specialist to be certain appropriate testing is performed and proper treatment rendered. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage in my ear and i get really dizzy, help?

You should be: Evaluated by an ENT (ear nose throat) specialist to sort this out. ...Read more

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I went to an ENT for hearing loss after irrigating my ear. He told me I have nerve damage, Gave me steroids. Didn't help. He said all i can do is wait?

2nd opinion: You would do best to ask your ENT to clarify the diagnosis. There may be more information from the testing that we do not have at this point. Would consider a second opinion if that is not satisfactory. ...Read more

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I was wondering what could be done about nerve damage? I had a large brain tumor removed 2 years ago. I lost my hearing in my right ear. The hardest part is that i cannot move the right side of my face. I had a weight put in my right eye lid to help me bl

I was wondering what could be done about nerve damage? I had a large brain tumor removed 2 years ago. I lost my hearing in my right ear. The hardest part is that i cannot move the right side of my face. I had a weight put in my right eye lid to help me bl

Facial : Facial nerve injury may occur secondary to tumor, surgery, or bell's palsy, which is a viral syndrome. Functional and aesthetic changes occur from loss of the motor function of the facial nerve and autonomic function of the facial nerve (innervation to parotid salivary gland). Major symptoms include inability to raise the brow (frontalis muscle), inability to close the eye fully (orbicularis occuli muscle), inability to smile or raise the lip (zygomatic and levator muscles of the cheek), and inability to tightly close the mouth (orbilularis oris muscle). In patient s with bell's palsy, it is common that the nerves regrowing into the tear gland get "confused", resulting in crocodile tears (the eye starts tearing at the smell of food). The best and most complicated treatment is nerve grafting, where functional nerves are attched from the base of the brain or functional muscles on the other side of the face.To the non-fuctioning muscles. This generally musct be done in the firat year after the injury. As the involved muscles undergo a pricess known as denervation atrophy. The second most effective surgery is muscle trasfer and use of a gold implant. Slips of functioning muscle that don't depend on the facial nerve for function are transfered to the non-functioning muscles. This can be done for blink (temporalis muscle), and smile (temporalis msucle). The gold weight helps to lose the eye, as the muscle that opens the eye is still intact (levator occuli). Other procedures can help the aesthetic complications. These include browlift, facelift, fat transfer, and relaxation of the opposing side of the face with botx cosmetic. I would recommend that you seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience in this area. ...Read more

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Could a stroke feel like nerve damage and pain in the face/head/jaw?

Could a stroke feel like nerve damage and pain in the face/head/jaw?

Alternative answer: The pain over face and jaw could be due to dental or temperomandibular joint problems, and if severe and intense, would suspect trigeminal neuralgia, but your issues would not likely be explained by a stroke per se. Have a neurologist evaluate you, but answers to your dilemma might be uncovered by your dentist. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage affect the whole body, I have a weird (tightening sensation) that affects my head, mostly aggravated in cold weather. ?


Can nerve damage affect the whole body, I have a weird (tightening sensation) that affects my head, mostly aggravated in cold weather. ?

Cold sensitivity: On the first question yes - nerves can effect the whole body, but your descripation does not seem to fill that bill. Tightening around the head with cold weather makes me think of muscle contractions. Try a muscle relaxant per your M.D. See if it clears. I like Fioracet for muscle contraction hadaches. If it doesn't clear see a neurologist? Not enough info here for a more specific diagnosis... ...Read more

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What are some signs that nerve damage in the head is progressing?

It depends: It depends on the area of the brain or spinal cord involved and the severity of the involvement. There are numerous possible answers to your question. ...Read more

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Does nerve damage in neck cause swishing sound when turn head?

Probably Not: I wouldn't expect nerve damage to cause any noticeable sound. It could be an inner ear issue or you may be sensing arthritic changes in the cervical spine or neck. ...Read more

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I can feel the pain from nerve damage run down my head or wherever it is at the moment. Is this pain treatable and what damage is this causing?

I can feel the pain from nerve damage run down my head or wherever it is at the moment. Is this pain treatable and what damage is this causing?

Seecondary Headache : Your question is too general, however in your case the most important is to rule out secondary type of headache. These headaches are symptomatic of an underlying cause: head trauma, headache with vascular disorders or without vascular disorders (ex. High CSF pressure) or headaches with non-cephalic infection like viral, bacterial or other. My recommendation is to see headache neurologist. ...Read more

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Will witch hazel help with irritation and swelling in the head due to nerve damage?

Witch Hazel: It is used mostly for skin irritation, It contains chemicals called Tannins which help reduce swelling & inflammation. Doubt it can help with nerve damage. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage cause swelling in the head and facial area?

Can nerve damage cause swelling in the head and facial area?

CRPS in the Head: When any new symptoms appear, talk with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Tighness feeling in my head i don't feel normal for almost 3 months after i took oxyelitepro 1 dosgae could it be a nerve damage in head !

Tighness feeling in my head i don't feel normal for almost 3 months after i took oxyelitepro 1 dosgae could it be a nerve damage in head !

Would be rare : Taking only a dose of a medication usually does not cause such protracted symptoms. However, this supplement has not been vigorously studied in humans in a similar fashion to approved medications. An idiosyncratic reaction is possible. Exam & a better history is needed. Laboratory testing & specific neuroimaging studies may or may not provide the answer but can rue out more serious etiology. ...Read more

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