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Interpret-please.mild broad-based disc bulge L5-S1 may contact S1 nerve root emerging from dural sac. 2 nerve roots don't appear compressed.

Interpret-please.mild broad-based disc bulge L5-S1 may contact S1 nerve root emerging from dural sac. 2 nerve roots don't appear compressed.

Back pain: It means the person who got this done was complaining of back pain probably with some radiation down one of the legs or perhaps even both. Symptoms of numbness, tingling, or burning pain may also be part of this picture. The MRI report is suggesting there is a bulging disc, which is not a hernia, which may be causing irritation of nerve fibers while not physically squeezing them. ...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


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Neural prolotherapy l5s1 herniation with s car tissue around thecal sac abutting s1 nerve root..Pt, decompression , lyrica, (pregabalin) t3's.Could this help me?

Neural prolotherapy l5s1 herniation with s car tissue around thecal sac abutting s1 nerve root..Pt, decompression , lyrica, (pregabalin) t3's.Could this help me?

Yes.: Neural prolotherapy, prolotherapy, trigger point injections, acupuncture, massage, myofascial release, rolfing and totally avoiding inflammatory foods may be more helpful than the medication. If there are tender knots in your upper butt muscles, most of your pain might be myofascial. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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What is denervation of C6 nerve root innervated muscles?

What is denervation of C6 nerve root innervated muscles?

Anatomy: C-6 provides innervation in part to biceps, brachioradialis, wrist flexors, especially flexor carpi ulnas, and radials, Presence of faulty C-6 function could decrease biceps and brachioradialis reflexes in afflicted arm. ...Read more

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Is ilioinguinal nerve the same size as sciatic nerve?Saw mr neurography image of the sciatic nerve.Can ilioinguinal nerve appear that clearly on mrn?

Is ilioinguinal nerve the same size as  sciatic nerve?Saw mr neurography image of the sciatic nerve.Can ilioinguinal nerve appear that clearly on mrn?

Not likely: The sciatic nerve is anatomically larger than the ilioinguinal nerve. Mrn is not widely available. The ilioinguinal nerve is not as likely to be seen as clearly on mrn as the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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How many genito femoral nerves innervate the cremaster muscle?A single nerve or multiple?

A nerve: The genitofemoral nerve is a single nerve, about the diameter of a piece of spaghetti. It splits into a genital branch and a femoral branch. In males, the genital branch innervates the cremaster muscle and part of the scrotal skin. As with most nerves large enough to have a name, it is composed of a bunch of nerve fibers, also known as axons. ...Read more

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Is nerve injury the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

Is nerve injury the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

Possibly: Nerve injury implies some kind of damage to the nerve itself. While spinal cord and nerves are both nervous tissue, nerves typically are structures that have branched outside the spinal cord. Injury to the sciatic nerve, for example, is not considered a spinal cord injury. They are very different structures. ...Read more

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Had micro discectomy that went wrong compressed the nerve .Next op removed debris , bone fragments nerve comfy , could scar tissue ruin second op?

Had micro discectomy that went wrong compressed the nerve .Next op removed debris , bone fragments nerve comfy , could scar tissue ruin second op?

Possible: Arachnoiditis is thought to potentially occur in patients who undergo multiple back surgeries. This is a condition felt to be due to traction placed on the spinal cord sac or its internal elements from the formation of scar tissue following surgery. Usually not a huge problem until the patient has had more than a couple of surgeries but even 1 could be all that's needed in some folks. ...Read more

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L5-s1 level, mild broad-based posterior disk bulge, left sided laminectomy enhancing postoperative scar tissue abutting the left s1 nerve root means?

L5-s1 level, mild broad-based posterior disk bulge, left sided laminectomy enhancing postoperative scar tissue abutting the left s1 nerve root means?

Complicated: The scar, may or may not be the reason for the residual pain. If there is no pain, nothing to do, if pain is substantial, there are many factors which need to be considered, historically and radio graphically to understand the situation and to make decisions. ...Read more

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Following a bilateral L5 nerve root decompression with erythematous and compressed nerve roots, how common is nerve enhancement as a temp condition?

Following a bilateral L5 nerve root decompression  with erythematous and compressed nerve roots, how common is nerve enhancement as a temp condition?

Post laminectomy: If by nerve enhancement you mean nerve related symptoms, they may linger on due to post operative inflammation for 4-6 weeks, but should be much milder andimproving. If symptoms are worsening or staying the same, see your neurosurgeon. Some people suffer from chronic prolonged symptoms from post laminectomy syndrome that requires further treatments. ...Read more

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Nerve damage after recent dental implants (Inferior Alveolar Nerve)?

Nerve damage after recent dental implants (Inferior Alveolar Nerve)?

Question ?: If you have damage, see the Surgeon. Sometimes this can be helped by removing the implant if it is impinging on the nerve or the proximal space. Sometimes it is inflammation and can be resolved with time and medication. See the Oral Surgeon and get a CT scan to evaluate. It is a risk and occasionally happens, but most often is resolved. Good Luck. ...Read more

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If bulging disc pressing against thecal sac/transversing nerve extrudes downward, does nucleus flow down pressing against nerve or can it seep, around nerve? If seep, can traction pull damage nerve?

If bulging disc pressing against thecal sac/transversing nerve extrudes downward, does nucleus flow down pressing against nerve or can it seep, around nerve? If seep, can traction pull damage nerve?

Disc herniation: When a disc herniates and causes pressure against a nerve, pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness can result. Not only can the disc material cause mechanical compression, but it can also incite an inflammatory reaction that can irritate the neural elements. Traction or tension on a nerve that may be tethered against a herniated disc can also cause sciatic-type pain from a bow-stringing effect. ...Read more

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CordCompression @C5-C6 (bone spurs), Cord compression @C6-C7 due to prominent central disc extrusion w/ inferior migration.Serious?Cause shoulderPain?

CordCompression @C5-C6 (bone spurs), Cord compression @C6-C7 due to prominent central disc extrusion w/ inferior migration.Serious?Cause shoulderPain?

Cord compression: The typical treatment of patients with cervical cord compression and myelomalacia is decompression and fusion. The approach anteriorly or posteriorly is decided on by the neurosurgeon performing based on anatomy, prior surgery, or other medical problems. ...Read more

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L5s1 laminoforaminotomy aug 2012.Recent MRI shows L5 s1 disc herniation. Scar tissue abutting s1 nerve root neural cysts. Is another surgery an opt?

L5s1 laminoforaminotomy aug 2012.Recent MRI shows L5 s1 disc herniation. Scar tissue abutting s1 nerve root neural cysts. Is another surgery an opt?

Yes, but....: Having another surgery is an option, but you should try conservative treatment like physical therapy first if you are having pain. Every time that you have surgery, you create more scar tissue. Before proceeding with surgery again, you should get a second opinion from another neurosurgeon or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can demyelinating neuropathy be caused from residual nerve damage even if the nerves are no longer being pinched?

Yes it can: deafferentation pain. Deafferentation refers to the partial or total loss of a sensory nerve supply to a particular body area. Normally, when the sensory supply to an area is compromised, one would expect a decrease in sensation and a loss in ability to perceive pain. However, in some cases involving nerve injury, a paradoxical condition arises. See pain management specialist. ...Read more

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If the ventral root of a spinal nerve were cut, what would be the result in the tissue or region that nerve supplies?

If the ventral root of a spinal nerve were cut, what would be the result in the tissue or region that nerve supplies?

Atrophy or wasting.: When a muscle is denervated, it atrophies or 'shrivels up'. This is why patients who had polio have small paralyzed limbs in the effected distribution. ...Read more

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Is genitofemoral nerve a peripherel nerve?Ive read that peripherel nerves have striking capacity to regenerate.Though it takes time to heal true?

Yes: Ability to repair depends upon how much of the damage is just to the insulation of the nerve, vs. The "wire." a totally severed nerve generally cannot repair. ...Read more

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MRI-DDD-Brd Disc displcment-Annlr Tear/Facet arthropathy/Left Form Stenosis w/ L5nerve abutment.For 1.5 years, tingling left foot/constant. any chance it's just neuropathy? Scared about nerve damage.

MRI-DDD-Brd Disc displcment-Annlr Tear/Facet arthropathy/Left Form  Stenosis w/ L5nerve abutment.For 1.5 years, tingling left foot/constant. any chance it's just neuropathy? Scared about nerve damage.

HIGHLY UNLIKELY: I would guess you have more that one thing going on in your spine based on that report. See a spine specialist to determine what might be helpful for you. You may need some injections to get relief. ...Read more

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Will the nerve ending grow back after I burnt them in my back?

Nerve: I assume you had a radiofrequency thermolesioning of those nerves. Yes they will recover from this proecdure. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can help me with chronic nerve ending pain?

Please tell me what can help me with chronic nerve ending pain?

Gabapentin: Medicine like gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) amitriptyline, cymbalta, etc can help. I would discuss your options with your doctor to see which medications are best for you. If the medications don't help enough then consider evaluation with a pain specialist to see if interventional treatments might be better options. ...Read more

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What is the connection between sciatica and nerve ending pain and slipped discs?

What is the connection between sciatica and nerve ending pain and slipped discs?

Back & Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Burning nerve ending in my feet ?

See below: This sounds like neuropathy which can be caused by variety of conditions such as B12 deficiency and diabetes for example. You will need to see your doctor for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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I have small cutaneous sensory axonopathy. With a density of 0 fore epidermal nerve ending. Im very scared. Is this a progressive terminal disease?

Neuropathy: This is a very unlikely to represent a terminal disease. However, work in close contact with your physician to try to find the cause of your neuropathy. ...Read more

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What can I do to better deal with chronic nerve ending tooth pain?

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What can I do to better deal with chronic nerve ending tooth pain?

Neuropathic Pain: often is misdiagnosed as dental pain. See Orofacial Pain specialist for diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Spot on right leg "buzzes" as an overactve nerve ending. How can it be stopped?

Spot on right leg "buzzes" as an overactve nerve ending. How can it be stopped?

High leg buzzes: 62 F from PA notes spot on R leg busses from an overactive nerve ending. How can it be stopped. ANS: You need to find out what is causing the nerve to be overactive. Then you will know how to stop it. Work with your team and give them all the details. Ask to be seen by Neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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When a filling comes out and the nerve ending starts to hurt, could that cause me to lose my tooth?

When a filling comes out and the nerve ending starts to hurt, could that cause me to lose my tooth?

Absolutely: Failure to treat only increases the chances of tooth loss. Call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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What can cause black nerve ending in my eye?

Coloboma of optic N: Morning glory syndrome is a congenital anomaly of the optic disc in which there is a funnel-shaped excavation of the posterior fundus incorporating the optic nerve, surrounded by an elevated annulus of chorioretinal pigment. The issue stems from an undeveloped optic nerve: while in utero, the nerve ending from the eye never reached the nerve ending from the brain. ...Read more

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Besides nerve ending damage, what can cause burning hands/palms?

Frostbite: Actually frost-bite associated pain does depend on nerve damage. In fact every sensation you experience in life depends on nerve function. The function may excessive or underactive but the nerve is still functioning for you to feel anything. Transmitting unpleasant or undesirable sensation does not imply that the nerve is damaged but suggests something is going wrong somewhere. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth broke completely out and now nerve ending is dangling, please help?

Wisdom tooth broke completely out and now nerve ending is dangling, please help?

See an Oral Surgeon: Take some otc pain medication if necessary and see an oral surgeon as soon as possible to remove the tooth before you even have a bigger problem. ...Read more

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Would a virus cause pain by attaching to a receptor on a nerve ending(nociceptor) even if it didn't cause inflammation?

Would a virus cause pain by attaching to a receptor on a nerve ending(nociceptor) even if it didn't cause inflammation?

Viruses: I am going to ask you to re-ask this question. What? What are you concerned about? This is not how viruses work. Inflammation causes pain. Irritation, blistering, the effect of a cell being infected is how viruses work. They do not attach to a nerve ending? ...Read more

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I am having pinching and tingling in different parts of my body and some nerve ending seem effected, could this be shingles without a rash.?

I am having pinching and tingling in different parts of my body and some nerve ending seem effected, could this be shingles without a rash.?

Possibly: A more likely possibility is diabetic peripheral neuropathy. You need to see a dr. Other possibilities are neurological diseases like ms. You may also be early in the development of the shingles, however, this pain is usually confined to one region of the body. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an exposed nerve ending on my nipple? I've had a kind of burning painful sensation right in the center of it for two days.

Is it possible to have an exposed nerve ending on my nipple? I've had a kind of burning painful sensation right in the center of it for two days.

Possible, unlikely: Unless you have an open cut or sore that is unlikely. Protect it with a humectant oinent or a silicone nipple cap (get from a store selling nursing aids). Alternately capsaicin cream can also help if these others do not. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a nerve ending between your lip and armpit?

Nerve connection: There is no nerve between the lips and the armpit. Arms are supplied by nerves in your cervical spine whereas the face is supplied by nerve from the skull itself. However, if the symptoms are at the same time as you are kissing someone, it may be the way you hold the other person that may be causing the armpit symptoms!! ...Read more

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Can you get an infection from an exposed nerve ending on your forehead. Bite from dog between brows. No stitches required. Nerve pokes through skin.

Can you get an infection from an exposed nerve ending on your forehead. Bite from dog between brows. No stitches required. Nerve pokes through skin.

More from the bite: You are more likely to get an infection from the bite rather than the exposed nerve. It must not have been to large to require stitches, so I am not sure how a nerve would be exposed. Be sure to keep it clean and take any meds your doc may have given you to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Is post exposure prophylaxis for rabies effective after the virus enters peripheral nerve ending? Please, need some answers?

Is post exposure prophylaxis for rabies effective after the virus enters peripheral nerve ending? Please, need some answers?

Effects of rabies: Rabies is viral disease caused by rabies virus,from infected rabies,usually wild animals,if bitten by an animal,suspected infected one or a wild animal,the animal if caught has to be,observed for a period of time,and the bitten person be given Rabies Vaccine course,the virus infects brain tissue,cardinal symptom would be,fear of water,hence another name ,hydrophobia,once infected,and symptomatic, ...Read more

Encapsulated (Definition)

To surround, encase, or protect in or as ...Read more