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Glossopharyngeal Nerve Disorders
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
Location: Pain refers to different areas.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
EMG/NCV diagnosed Sensory & Motor Demylinating Neuropathy, can that cause: Bladder Dysfunction/Retention, Autonomic & Vasovagal Dysfunction?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Cauda equina syndrom: Orthopedic Surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Eagle Syndrome, can you explain entrapment of the glossopharyngeal nerve/effect on numbness along jaw line up to eye on opposite side of styloid issue?
Complex issue and not enough here.
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Have Glossopharyngeal neuralgia on right side, bilateral palatal tremors, and nerve compression on mri, but my uvula deviates to side of lesion. Why?
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
Dx recently with glossopharyngeal neuralgia and had blood vessel found pressing on nerve in mri. Constant pain one side throat. Still type 2 or type 1?
Lyrica/gralise: First give trail of these med, surgery may be an option. ...Read more
Can someone suggest the best place for treatment of glossopharyngeal neuralgia in India? Any place with proven successful treatment cases?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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