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Exercise For Nerve Damage
What are treatment options for nerve damage in leg due to quad strain (possibly sciatica/FM). Rest and gradual training?
1st need diagnosis: You may not have actually suffered "nerve damage" by virtue of your injury. You should get a good neurological examination performed of the lower extremity and then, the treatment for the "nerve damage" will be more clear. Of course, for a quad strain no one can argue the points of rest and gradual training to get back into things. That makes perfect sense. ...Read more
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
Not lIkely: No. That does not sound like any real or possible outcome of simple contracting a muscle. ...Read more
Nerve damage prior to s1-l4, alif. Sciatic pain replaced by nerve pain in feet, esp big toe. Is this permanent or from surgery? How long to recover?
Talk to surgeon: Need a diagnosis for new l 5 sympts after alif was this augmented with posterior instrumentation or stand alone alif if posterior instrumentaion used need ct scan to check screw postion could be disc pushed back into foramen or traction from distraction on a scarred nerve root some of these are correctsble some are not need a daignosis for new pain after surgery before prognosis can bediscerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a tummy tuck damage the vagus nerve? And is vagus nerve damage repairable? Temporary? Permanent? How is it diagnosed?
No: The vagus nerves travel along the esophagus and onto the stomach, deep within the chest and abdominal cavities. A tummy tuck involves the superficial skin and tissue under the skin, outside the abdominal cavity. No chance for injury to the vagus nerve during tummy tuck. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How long can a severely pinched nerve from cervical surgery and loss of use of arm take to heal after surgery before nerve becomes permanent damage?
Can Growth Hormone therapy aid in recovering from sustained neuropathy? Or mild nerve damage?. Expert opinions only please.
Which nerves ?: Most of the time will not be any nerve damage . If there is a degeneration due to any cause central nerves like optic (eye ), auditory (hearing ) olfactory ( smell ) will never regenerate but peripheral nerves ( myelanated ) will regenerate at the rate of 1 mm in every couple of days . ...Read more
In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?
???: Not sure how one can determine 25% optic nerve damage. Technically if you have lost 25% of your optic (damage) there is some loss of vision somewhere. Typically this would occur in the periphery first. Today's technology and testing does not check that far out. The goal is to lower the pressure to prevent further optic nerve damage. With treatment one should be able to stop further damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If B12 deficiency causes confusion,depression,loss of balance,tingling etc. from NERVE DAMAGE, can the NERVE DAMAGE be repaired with shots/supplement?
Sometimes not always: Often many of the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can be treated by replacing the vitamin. Shots may be needed for large doses. If the deficiency is very long-lasting, some of the damage can be irreversible. This usually counts for cases that are a year or older for example. ...Read more
What tests are needed for spinal nerve root damage/injuries? Damage in neck affecting both hands/arms,but left more than rt.Is this a spinal cord inj?
No good studies: Unfortunately there is a lack of quality literature in regards to this topic. The difficulty comes in the complexity of developing a quality study. Use common sense with resistance training: make sure your form is good, listen to your body, don't forget to rest, and be careful of training for maximal power. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a compressed nerve lead to permanent damage and paralysis? Specifically cervical and right arm. Thanks
There is always that: chance that nerve compression can led to permanent changes -that can occur with a. Acute or sudden onset or in a chronic setting but it is not the usual scenario with most resolving non operatively. If there are significant findings immediately or progressing findings of weakness especially one should consult with an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon for an opinion. ...Read more
Glaucoma with 30% optic nerve damage. No peripheral vision loss. For patient to notice peripheral vision loss, how much nerve damage must there be?
Variable: This depends upon the sensitivity of the nerves under the stress of the elevated pressure in the eye. Some will loss measurable amounts of vision at 30% damage, others require more loss to detect it. There is good adaptation so it takes a sensitive person to best detect loss. Best to get treatment and avoid any loss at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any kind of solution for damaged optic nerve please ? can optic nerve be repaired or regenerate or revive
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No: B12 therapy when there is no B12 deficiency is unlikely to speed up recovery ...Read more
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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