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Doctor insights on: Fourth Nerve Palsy Symptoms

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In what way can fourth nerve palsy be treated?

In what way can fourth nerve palsy be treated?

Nerve palsy: There is no specific treatment for a fourth nerve palsy other than time to see if it improves, on some occasions steroids might be used if the palsy was thought to be caused by an inflammatory process. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Please tell me what does fourth nerve palsy lead to?

Please tell me what does fourth nerve palsy lead to?

Double vision: The fourth cranial nerve is the trochlear nerve. This coordinates the downward and inward rotation of the eye. Thus, a palsy leads to double vision particularly when looking downward. Patients have problems when going down stairs as this worsens the diploplia. ...Read more

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What is the surgery for fourth nerve palsy called?

What is the surgery for fourth nerve palsy called?

Fourth Nerve palsy: Surgery for just a fourth nerve palsy surgery is extremely rare and normally related to a tumor. There is no special surgical name that we use for this surgery. ...Read more

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Fourth nerve palsy head tilt test, what is this?

Fourth nerve palsy head tilt test, what is this?

Trochlear Nerve: palsy of the superior oblique muscle due to damage of CN IV. The head tilt, the test shows increased deviation or deflection when the head is tilted to the affected side. ...Read more

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Fourth nerve palsy head tilt test, is this bad?

Nerve palsy: A fourth nerve palsy is rare without a history of trauma to the head. The test to diagnoses it is straightforward and with little or no side effects. The key thing is to find out what case the palsy in the first place. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for latent squint and fourth nerve palsy?

Rare: Rare cases of migraine can cause double vision due to ophthalmoplegia. A virus can attack cranial nerves but usually facial (bells). There is a benign familial 4th nerve defect but not intermittent. Other causes can be serious and need a detailed MRI exam. ...Read more

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How common is it to have a relapse of 4th nerve palsy?

Rare: Rare cases of migraine can cause double vision due to ophthalmoplegia. A virus can attack cranial nerves but usually facial (bells). There is a benign familial 4th nerve defect but not intermittent. Other causes can be serious and need a detailed MRI exam. ...Read more

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What causes 4th nerve rt upper quadrant palsy in children?

What causes 4th nerve rt upper quadrant palsy in children?

Congenital: Usually congenital-idiopathic. Rarely a brain tumor. Sometimes post-viral infection. But surely you discussed this with the ophthalmologist, no? ...Read more

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What are symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

What are symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve can be compressed against the upper arm bone (the humerus), e.g. By falling sleep with arm hanging over a chair (saturday night palsy!) or by crutches in the armpit or by traction in the operating theater etc and cause wrist drop. An EMG can diagnose the site. ...Read more

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What is bell s palsy signs and symptoms?

What is bell s palsy signs and symptoms?

Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking from one eye, excessive tear production, altered speech and swallowing, ringing in the ear, sensitivity to loud noise, altered taste, prickly numb facial sensations, ear pain. ...Read more

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What is bell s palsy symptoms from?

Loss of nerve action: Bell's palsy is from dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve which activates the muscles of the face. It usually occurs suddenly, rarely has pain, but causes the eyelids, facial side and mouth to droop. Most are self limited but can take up to 6 months to improve. A few last and need surgery to correct the changes in the eye and the eating problems from the droopy mouth. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bell s palsy like stallone has?

Facial weakness!: Bell's palsy (named after sir charles bell an english physician) is an idiopathic (unknown cause!) unilateral facial paralysis affecting the entire one side of the face viral (? Ebstein barr), bacterial (hliobacter jejuni) causes have been implicated as possible aetiologies. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of bell's palsy that people have?

What are the main symptoms of bell's palsy that people have?

Droop of the face: Bell's palsy is a term for loss of function of the seventh facial nerve, the nerve that supplies the muscles of 1/2 of the face. It usually is of overnight onset, generally painless and felt to be due to inflammation of the nerve in its narrow exit canal from brain to face. It causes lid and mouth droop on one side. Most clear by six months; a few last and need surgical support. ...Read more

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What's radial nerve's palsy?

What's radial nerve's palsy?

Radial nerve palsy: Is a condition inwhich the radial nerve ceases to function. It can be temposary if the nerve was just bruised, or it can be permanent if the nerve was irreversably damaged. The radial nerve is responsible for several of the muscles that control the hand and wrist as well as the triceps muscle. The effect of the palsy depends on where the nerve was injured. Everything downstrem will be affected. ...Read more

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Bell's palsy vs. Facial nerve palsy. Different?

Bell's palsy vs. Facial nerve palsy. Different?

Often: Misdiagnosed, bell's palsy is a type of facial nerve palsy when the cause is unknown. In order for a facial nerve palsy to be correctly labelled bell's palsy, an appropriate evaluation with imaging studies needs to be done. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bell's palsy and facial nerve palsy?

What is the difference between bell's palsy and facial nerve palsy?

Semantics: Facial nerve palsy is paralysis of the facial nerve of any cause. When the cause is unknown it's called bell's palsy but a lot people use the terms interchangeably. ...Read more

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What causes bell's palsy? I know its caused by a pinched nerve, im asking what causes the nerve to become pinched?

What causes bell's palsy? I know its caused by a pinched nerve, im asking what causes the nerve to become pinched?

Bell's palsy...: ...usually is not due to a "pinched" nerve at all. The usual cause of Bell's palsy is a herpes infection (herpes simplex virus type 1, i.e. HSV1) involving the facial nerve. Presumably you are under a doctor's care for the problem? If not, see a doctor right away. If you are, keep in touch with that doctor's office. Good luck! ...Read more

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If someone develops hypertonicity months out from Bell's palsy, can this resolve with time as it takes a year to 18 months for nerve heal?

If someone develops hypertonicity months out from Bell's palsy, can this resolve with time as it takes a year to 18 months for nerve heal?

Unexpected: Hypertonicity is unexpected after Bell's Palsy unless there was a delay in diagnosis and treatment. When it does occur, it should be evaluated and if a consequence of the Bell's palsy may be treated with botox. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bell's palsy almost 3 years ago at the local er. I was told that I would recover fully buy still have symptoms. Is this normal?

Possible: Some people with bell's palsy do not recover completely. You should see a physician if this is causing issues for you. ...Read more

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Treatment for sixth nerve palsy?

Determine cause: The sixth nerve can be affected by many disorders of the nervous system. The cause must be determined. Many cases improve with time as long as the cause is not tumor or other mass. Surgery and glasses do not help. ...Read more

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Is radial nerve palsy considered disabled?

Yes: Radial nerve palsy is disabling as it prevents you from extending your wrist and fingers due to lose of nerve supply to the muscles in the forearm responsible for extension. ...Read more

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What steroid is recommended to treat third nerve palsy?

Needs evaluation: Third nerve palsy needs a full evaluation of the eye and the brain (nervous system). It depends on the cause of the palsy. It could be from brain which will involves more than one eye movement or localized if its only one muscle movement. If its inflammatory then it may need Prednisone treatment. Please make sure get a full detail professional exam ASAP prior to any steroid use. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms cerebral palsy?

What are signs and symptoms cerebral palsy?

Delayed motor skills: CP kids often have a delay in showing motor skills, abnormally stiff of loose muscle tone, handedness before their 1st birthday ; abnormal movements. A history of a related risk factor is also likely. As the patient ages, the long term effect of the disorder varies. Although the process is stable, more trouble with mobility may be evident as lifestyle demands more movement. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy?

What are the signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy?

Abnormal movement: CP is basically when events that happen around birth end up affecting the brain, resulting in uncoordinated and limited movements or result in abnormal posture. Different muscle groups can be hypertonic (too much tone) or hypotonic (too little tone). If your child has these kind of worrisome movements, please c ur pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes adult laryngeal nerve palsy?

Depends: There are many causes of laryngeal nerve paresis (palsy). The most common cause is after surgery. Thyroid surgery, neck surgery or cardiac surgery. It could be caused by a tumor or mass affecting the nerve. It may also be idiopathic... No known cause - likely viral. If you suspect laryngeal nerve palsy, you should be seen by an ent. ...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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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more