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Doctor insights on: Glossopharyngeal Nerve Disorders

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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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Can a concussion cause the nerve disorder reflex neurovascular dystrophy?

Can a concussion cause the nerve disorder reflex neurovascular dystrophy?

See below: I believe you mean reflex sympathetic dystrophy which is an old term and has been replaced by the term chronic regional pain syndrome. I have not seen a concussion do this. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

YES!: Yes! diabetes can be a very seriously disease - especially if not monitored closely and treated aggressively. High sugars often lead to nerve damage in the arms/legs that result in symptoms known as peripheral neuropathy that results in a stocking/glove like sensation of numbness and sometimes even what is referred to as neuropathic pain. Other disorders can also cause peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What diseases affect trigeminal nerve?

What diseases affect trigeminal nerve?

Numb face: May relate to Trigeminal nerve involvement, such as Neuropathy from excess alcohol, Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, MS, Trauma, Migraines, Shingles, Focal seizures, Hypothyroidism, Psychogenic, or Iatrogenic (unknown causes). ...Read more

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Can medications cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can medications cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Yes: There are some medications that are associated with peripheral neuropathy, especially some chemotherapy agents. Some of these can be at least partially counteracted by vitamin supplementation, but it varies from drug to drug. ...Read more

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What causes adult laryngeal nerve palsy?

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

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Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

No relationship: Maybe you could converse with one of our doctors via a Concierge visit and clarify all of this. ...Read more

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What's a cranial nerves dysfunctional?

What's a cranial nerves dysfunctional?

Cranial Nerves: There are 12 cranial nerves which control all of the muscle function and sensation for the head and face. Each of these nerves has a different function. If one of the nerves becomes dysfunctional, the part of the head or face that it controls will not function properly. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Can TMJ cause trigeminal neuralgia?

No: Similar symptoms but the trigeminal nerve is usually irritated by a different mechanism in trigeminal neuralgia. Most of the time it is irritated by a vascular loop. Often it will respond to medication like Carbamazepine or related anticonvulsants. There is a surgical treatment ( vascular decompression ) that is sometimes used when medication fails. TMJ is more akin to arthritis of the TM joint. ...Read more

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Could advanced cervical spinal stenosis cause vagus nerve damage?

Could advanced cervical spinal stenosis cause vagus nerve damage?

Vagus nerve / spine: Spinal stenosis should not affect the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is safely outside of the spinal canal. In spinal stenosis, it is the spinal canal that becomes narrowed. ...Read more

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Help can cubital tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve damage cause twitching muscles?

Yes to your question: Damage to any nerve that supplies a muscle may cause twitching. When the ulnar nerve is damaged, twitching may occur along the medial forearm, and many muscles that move the fingers - such as the muscles that move the fingers apart and together and the muscles that help the fingers curl and grip. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Can pheochromocytoma cause trigeminal neuropathy?

Can pheochromocytoma cause trigeminal neuropathy?

Unusual: It would be distinctly unusual for the two to be associated. ...Read more

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Could acupressure cause facial pain from the trigeminal nerve?

Could acupressure cause facial pain from the trigeminal nerve?

Possibly: It is possible if the nerve is irritated. You may need to go to the doctors to be evaluated to make sure you have normal nerve function. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Yes: I can only relate to vestibular neuritis and yes it is virtually always a viral infection of the vestibular nerve or the ganglion cells of the vestibular nerve. Cytomegalovirus is one of the viruses that can cause this. It is usually a self limited disease and there is no specific treatment except for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause Musculocutaneous nerve and ILiohypogastric nerve damage ?

Causes neuropathy: But unusual to have an isolated mononeuropathy over arm and abdomen. If indeed this pattern of isolated nerve involvement fits a mono neuritis multiplex, one would wonder about another responsible disorder such as diabetes or arteritis. Vit B-12 problems are typically symmetrical and distal. Might investigate all of this further with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Any treatment for heriditary spastic  paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause gastroparesis or vagal nerve damage?

Unusual: Gastroparesis is more typically seen when there is a autonomic neuropathy condition as can be seen in diabetes. Connective tissue disorders on occasion can also cause gastroparesis but those disorders are usually really to scleroderma conditions. In lupus you may see a complication called vasculitis in which there is inflammation of the blood vessels supplying a nerve. It would be unusual to see this affecting this nerve ...Read more

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My father aged 61 yrs is suffering from glossopharyngeal neuralgia since past 10 yrs. Is there a permanent cure for this disorder?

Rare neuralgia: Control is often achieved via usage of meds used in epilepsy, and sodium channel inhibitors such as Carbamazepine and oxcarbazine may be useful. Have had great success with Lyrica (pregabalin) or gralise. There are some neurosurgical approaches that may be useful, and most of these are minimally invasive. But need to make certain that there is not a presence of nasopharngeal cancer as cause. See doctor. ...Read more

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This may be silly question but can nerve damage in foot (per. Neuropathy) cause glossopharyngeal neuralgia same side body months after or not related?

This may be silly question but can nerve damage in foot (per. Neuropathy) cause glossopharyngeal neuralgia same side body months after or not related?

Not related: But best to find out whether you have an underlying metabolic or chemical disorder affecting the nerves in your body. And perhaps find a neurologist to pursue your concerns. ...Read more

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Have Glossopharyngeal neuralgia on right side, bilateral palatal tremors, and nerve compression on mri, but my uvula deviates to side of lesion. Why?

Have Glossopharyngeal neuralgia on right side, bilateral palatal tremors, and nerve compression on mri, but my uvula deviates to side of lesion. Why?

Glossopharyngeal : neuralgia is a rare condition that occurs in the areas innervated by the SENSORY branches of the glossopharyngeal (CN9) and vagus (CN10) nerves. You also have a motor component weakness, where uvula deviates toward strong side. Hope it makes sense. ...Read more

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HSV-1 in mouth and likely esophagus has therefore invaded the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves causing dysautonomia. Can HSV-1-killed nerves recover?

Complex, unusual: HSV can cause nerve-related symptoms, but usually doesn't destroy nerves, so I would expect recovery. However, this is an unusual and complex problem. Such extesnive HSV1 infections can occur in healthy persons, but mostly in the presence of immune deficiencies, especailly cancer chemotherapy, radiation, etc. You need specialty care, e.g. infectious diseases, neurology, and/or otolaryngology. ...Read more

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Can glossopharyngeal neuralgia make bppv worse?

It Depends: There are intimate connectivity between the glossopharyngeal nerve and the vestibular cochlear nerve. Are there any associations between your neuralgia pain and your vertigo? Perhaps keeping a pain and vertigo diary might be useful. ...Read more

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Can someone suggest the best place for treatment of glossopharyngeal neuralgia in India? Any place with proven successful treatment cases?

Can someone suggest the best place for treatment of glossopharyngeal neuralgia in India? Any place with proven successful treatment cases?

Possibly: Professor Prakash Narain Tandon is co author of the famous neurosurgical textbook: "Ramamurthi And Tandon's Textbook of Neurosurgery " I would suggest trying to ask his advice. His Email address is [email protected] ...Read more

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Can you have sensory loss on the affected side of which being diagnosed glossopharyngeal neuralgia? Example numbness then stabbing pain from triggers.

Yes, you can: have a sensory loss, because of the sensory component of the nerve. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a rare condition that occurs in the areas innervated by the sensory branches of the glossopharyngeal (CN9) and vagus (CN10) nerves. It most frequently starts after age 50, equally involving males and females. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have palatal tremor and glossopharyngeal neuralgia since this summer. I've tried klonopin (clonazepam) no relief. Might do botox, but doc wants me on snri. Safe?

Carbamazepine: For cranial nerves neuralgia's Carbamazepine or Oxcarbazepine are drugs of the 1st line. I am positive that your doctor knows your present condition, past medical history and your and considers risk/reward ration, but you can ask anyway. Snri is safe, but not used in neuralgia. Do not self medicate consult with your treating physician. Respectfully. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is degenerative nerve disease?

Like Alheimer,s.: Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. It depends on their type. Most of them have no cure. The goal of treatment is usually to improve symptoms, relieve pain and increase mobility. Some of those condition(parkinson's disease alzheimer's disease). ...Read more

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How fast can I make my third cranial nerve disorder go away?

How fast can I make my third cranial nerve disorder go away?

Slowly: If you have a third nerve palsy (poor eye motion, pupillary disturbance, lid droop) then the cause should be analyzed by a neuro-ophthalmologist. The speed of recovery depends upon the cause (diabetes, trauma, tumors, vascular anomalies, infection) and many cannot recover. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Third cranial nerve disorder?

What is the definition or description of: Third cranial nerve disorder?

3rd nerve palsy: This affects eye movements - limiting movement down and in towards the nose. It also affects the pupil, meaning it doesn't constrict properly. ...Read more

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Armadillos are supposed to be carriers for a disease; is it some kind of skin or nerve disease?

Armadillo - diseases: Armadillos occur in 10 Southeastern states in the US & may carry Leprosy, Rabies, Salmonella & tapeworm. Leprosy has reportedly been spread when people ate undercooked Armadillo meat. Anecdotes indicate some individuals wi Leprosy in the US handled or killed Armadillos. Several sites report that Armadillos may transmit Leprosy by attacking with their claws. Recommend that you don't purchase ...Read more

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My fingernails turn completely white occasionally then return pink then get white again, is this a nerve disorder?

My fingernails turn completely white occasionally then return pink then get white again, is this a nerve disorder?

No: This sounds like raynaud's phenomenon which is a blood vessel problem. Generally it is not dangerous unless you spend time out in the cold. You need to be very careful about keeping your fingers and toes warm. There are medications that can help the problem. ...Read more

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What happens to the nerve cells of someone with lou gehrig's disease?

What happens to the nerve cells of someone with lou gehrig's disease?

See below: Als (lou gehrigs disease) is a degenerative condition in which the motor nerves in the spinal cord and the brain stem (called Alpha motor neurons) degenerate. This caused the muscles to fail because they are not getting adequate electrical signals from the nerves. It usually start with weakness in the hands and feet and then unfortunately progresses. It also involves muscles of speech, swallowing. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a disease or a medical condition that can affect nerve cells?

Too many to list: This question is impossible to answer in 400 characters because a slew of neurological and medical conditions can affect nerve cells in many different ways. Being more specific with a doctor when asking questions is sometimes helpful. ...Read more