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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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What is the normal pattern of recovery from herpes zoster nerve pain, intermittent or a constant rate of improvement?.

What is the normal pattern of recovery from herpes zoster nerve pain, intermittent or a constant rate of improvement?.

Variable: Recovery from something like this can demonstrate significant variability, but in general, it's usually slow and steady over the course of several months with "good days and bad days". ...Read more

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Is leg nerve pain due ovary cysts?

Is leg nerve pain due ovary cysts?

Unlikely: Leg nerve pain can come from a peripheral nerve issue or a central nerve issue such as a pinched nerve or sciatica. Pelvic issues would not be expected to cause any symptoms in your legs. I would recommend being evaluated. ...Read more

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Does genetia herpes cause testicule pain and nerve pain?

Does  genetia  herpes  cause  testicule  pain   and  nerve  pain?

Usually not: Herpes causes pain where the rash breaks out, because that is where the nerve endings containing the viruses are. If there is testicle pain, a primary care doctor or a urologist can evaluate for other types of infections, and also for testicular torsion (if the pain is bad). The doctors check for cancer, too. ...Read more

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Does nerve pain from a bulging disc wrap around the leg?

Depends: This depends on what you mean by 'wrap around'. The pain from a bulging disk is from pressure on a nerve. And the nerve affected depends on where the bulging disk is. Each nerve supplies a specific "dermatome" or skin region. Some of these nerves can start on the outside of the leg and come into the inside of the leg. You can google search "dermatomes" on the internet to see the 'map'. ...Read more

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My right leg feels like a bit of a nerve pain rather than a injury pain. Each time I move my leg in a certain way, I feel pain and weak in the area.

My right leg feels like a bit of a nerve pain rather than a injury pain. Each time I move my leg in a certain way, I feel pain and weak in the area.

Get checked: If you feel pain AND weakness, then you may have nerve injury. Based on the information you provided, I can't be more specific regarding why you have this, what it means & what can you do about it. I recommend you see a clinician for a diagnosis & treatment plan. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a lot of nerve pain in my legs, during the day it's bearable but at night i can't sleep. What can I do?

I have a lot of nerve pain in my legs, during the day it's bearable but at night i can't sleep. What can I do?

The Nagging Nerve: Neurogenic pain or neuropathy can be quite uncomfortable and is usually most noticeable at night when trying to sleep. There are excellent medications that can help with this type of pain, but be sure to address any underlying cause like uncontrolled diabetes first. Not doing so makes any effort futile. There are also desensitizing procedures with local neurostimulation that can help this pain. ...Read more

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While pregnant with my baby i gad nerve pain down one leg all the time now 4 months after having bub i still have the pain why I have been exercising?

While pregnant with my baby i gad nerve pain down one leg all the time now 4 months after having bub i still have the pain why I have been exercising?

Possible Sciatica: More likley the pain down the leg could be from sciatica. Sciatica is due to low back issues such as arthritis or disc herniation compressing the sciatic nerve/branches. If symptoms persist see an orthopedist. If you develop any weakness/paralysis in your lower extremities then seek attention immediately in an er. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

May be: You could cure nerve pain if no scar in the nerve or what we call permanent change in the structure of the nerve, if you have changes in the nerve i doubt you could. In this situation we resort to a lot of methods of pain relief. (pain management). ...Read more

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Why would someone be prescribed neurotin for nerve pain and leg stiffness?

Why would someone be prescribed neurotin for nerve pain and leg stiffness?

Neuropathic process: Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant which means it influences the neurologic system in the brain to stop seizures and affects pain by influencing the neurologic system. It is very effective for neurologic pain such as neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause you to have nerve pain in legs?

Can hemorrhoids cause you to have nerve pain in legs?

Unlikely: The two conditions are likely not directly related. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline good for idiopathic nerve pain in legs ?

Is amitriptyline good for idiopathic nerve pain in legs ?

Yes, but...: Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) tramadol and amitriptyline all increase serotonin levels. Amitriptyline also potentiates this effect of Zoloft (sertraline). BTW, Zoloft (sertraline) decreases the effect of tramadol by affecting hepatic metabolism. Gabapentin has no drug interactions at all. Adding amitriptyline at LOW doses may help, with CLOSE monitoring. Read up on serotonin syndrome. It's rare and usu. not life-threatening but be aware of it. ...Read more

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Is tramadol good for nerve pain in legs ? Burning / prickly pain.

Tramadol is a weak: Opioid narcotic used for treatment of pain - sometimes used for chronic neuropathic pain - like the one you describe - or even fibromyalgia. It may or may not work in a given individual. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate sciatic nerve pain down the leg?

How can I alleviate sciatic nerve pain down the leg?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Can there be a relation between diverticulitis and nerve pain in legs?

Can there be a relation between diverticulitis and nerve pain in legs?

I don't think so: Unless the infection is so severe that spreads to the areas of the nerves. Anatomically these structures are not that close. You should look for other causes. Ask your doctor for more accurate assessment. ...Read more

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How can I address my sciatica in the buttock and nerve pain in the leg?

How can I address my sciatica in the buttock and nerve pain in the leg?

Depends: On what you have already done. Most sciatic pain is self limiting and will resolve with time. Anti-inflammatories and even oral steroids are helpful in acute cases. Physical therapy osteopathic manipulation and chiropractic care are 1st line conservative options. Injections could be useful if conservative treatment is not effective. Mris should not be done early on. ...Read more

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What can cause erratic nerve pain down one leg? Spine MRI normal, lumber spine fine.

What can cause erratic nerve pain down one leg? Spine MRI  normal, lumber spine fine.

See pain management: Impingement of the S1 nerve can lead to weakness and erratic nerve pain down one leg. The interventional pain management involves special procedures to treat and manage nerve impingement pain. Ask your PCP for the specialist referral. ...Read more

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Having nerve pain that echoes in other locations, including vaginal pain that echoes in my leg. Not diabetic. Any thoughts?

Having nerve pain that echoes in other locations,  including vaginal pain that echoes in my leg. Not diabetic. Any thoughts?

Nerve pain. : Nerve pain that originates from a pinched nerve in the low back or the lumbosacral plexus can cause pain in the groin, (vagina or testicles) and radiate into the legs. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study may localize the source of the nerve pain. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon to evaluate the nerve pain. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more