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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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After pinched nerve neck surgery, will symptoms remain for a while?

After pinched nerve neck surgery, will symptoms remain for a while?

Usually not: It certainly varies somewhat, but it is not uncommon for patients to have immediate relief after surgery for a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read more

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Pain management ctr surgery been 5months stiil get pains plus have pinch nerve in my neck what can I do for pain?

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Pain management ctr surgery been 5months stiil get pains plus have pinch nerve in my neck what can I do for pain?

Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. .. Since your pain persists after the surgery, I recommend you seeking help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation from a pain management physician. ...Read more

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Pain management: ctr surgery been 5months, still get pains plus have pinch nerve in my neck. What can I do 4pain?

Pain management: ctr surgery been 5months, still get pains plus have pinch nerve in my neck. What can I do 4pain?

Cervical spine: The top spine surgeons will not make recommendations for treatment solely based on an mri. A thorough review of your symptoms as well a neurologic exam and possibly imaging should direct your care. Speak to your doctor to make sure that the pressure on the nerve has been removed. While pain mgmt has an important role, generally it does not treat structural issues in the spine. Excellent question! ...Read more

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2 severely pinched nerves in neck from degeneration. Finally had cervical surgery. Still loss of use in arm. What is the prognosis for nerve recovery?

Depends: Recovery in surgery varies from individual to individual. In general nerves repair themselves, if they can 0.5 mm per day. Practically, one year after surgery, you will be at maximum recovery post-surgery. ...Read more

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Stiff neck, left shoulder pain, some numbness left arm, 6 months. Pinched nerve cured without surgery?

Stiff neck, left shoulder pain, some numbness left arm, 6 months. Pinched nerve cured without surgery?

Poss. Radiculopathy: What part of the shoulder? Along the inner boarder down back to tip of shoulder blade? Quality of pain? Burning, pins and needles, electricity, deep dull, shooting? Weakness in the upper arm?
Need more information.
Can do over door cervical traction. To help relieve symptoms but need physical exam first, possible cervical MRI or may need to look at your shoulder as a cause for the pain. ...Read more

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I have servere neck pain & it's a pitch nerve? Will I need some kind of surgery?

I have servere neck pain & it's a pitch nerve? Will I need some kind of surgery?

Arm pain: Pinched neck nerves cause arm pain severity of pain can't be used as a surgical indicator see a specialist get a diagnosis treat the problem surgery only if other things fail if the pain generator is well identified and the problem has been effectively treated in peer reviewed studies for your condition that is the only reasonable path to surgery most acute neck pain is muscular that can be treate. ...Read more

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How long will I stay in the hospital if im having a deep neck resection surgery?

How long will I stay in the hospital if im having a deep neck resection surgery?

Depends: That largely depends on your recovery time. You are young so if you are otherwise healthy and surgery goes well it's possible you could be released quickly. Your surgeon is really the only one who can beat predict your length of stay. ...Read more

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Could jaw surgery make my neck look longer?

Could jaw surgery make my neck look longer?

No vertical length: When you get a jaw surgery that advances the lower jaw forward, it can make the "chin to throat distance" longer and enhance the appearance of a tight neck, long jaw line, and the youthful look. This may also give the appearance of a longer neck, but this does not make the neck vertically longer. That would require making you taller in the cervical spine and I'm not aware of such a surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from neck surgery?

How long does it take to recover from neck surgery?

Depends what surgery: Most of the common neck surgery require very brief time to recover, will go home same day or next day some like radical neck resection, laryngectomy (removal of voice box) will take wks even months as they require extensive post op rehabilitation, like voice training stomal care etc ...Read more

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Can popping your neck and back as a young person cause permanent life long damage or lead to surgery?

Can popping your neck and back as a young person cause permanent life long damage or lead to surgery?

Complex issue; yes,: Likely, because such maneuvers, especially enough to create popping sensations, possibly noise, are inherently generating enough tissue trauma to generate the sensation (sound?), body structure, as in all living systems (all open systems; i.e. everything made of keeps changing), is based on a constant remodeling/rebuilding based on previous structure as an ongoing foundation. ...Read more

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My hubby will be going for a pinced nerve surgery on his neck and back does he need to go on some kind of diet when he gets out?

My hubby will be going for a pinced nerve surgery on his neck and back does he need to go on some kind of diet when he gets out?

NO, but: There is a possibility that your husband could wake up nauseous from the anesthesia and pain medications. That is why we suggest a light and bland diet to start off with.
The narcotic pain medications used for post-operative management can cause constipation, so this should be taken into account while planning meals. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from neck disectomy and hardware replacement surgery?

How long does it take to recover from neck disectomy and hardware replacement surgery?

Long time: Even though skin wound heals quickly, bone healing can take longer time upto 6to 12 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from herniated disk surgery on the neck?

How long does it take to recover from herniated disk surgery on the neck?

Quick: Arm pain is gone usually within days. Sore throat and swallowing probs disappear in first week or two in most. Healing allows light activities for most in first week or two. Brace discontinued immediately if short fusion and plate/screws used; 6 weeks later if no plate. Medium activities after 6 weeks. I allow heavy activities 3-6 months postop including contact sports. ...Read more

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Had neck surgery monday to untrap a nerve and remove and replace c5, 6, 7 disks. Since then been having a lot of major headaches. What could be the cause?

Had neck surgery monday to untrap a nerve and remove and replace c5, 6, 7 disks. Since then been having a lot of major headaches. What could be the cause?

Headaches after sure: The most common is neck muscle spasms and tightness along with post operative changes and inflammation. This is quite normal after neck surgery. ...Read more

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Are results from a neck lift permanent? I am 55 and have a "turkey wattle" that I would like to have corrected. How long do the results of the surgery typically last? Do some neck lift procedures last longer than others?

Are results from a neck lift permanent? I am 55 and have a "turkey wattle" that I would like to have corrected. How long do the results of the surgery typically last? Do some neck lift procedures last longer than others?

Necklift 8 years: That is the average longevity of a neck lift in my opinion. However it can last up to 30 years in patients who lead a healthy life style, have no weight fluctuations and use daily sun protection and skin care products. ...Read more

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Does a neck lift require a long recovery time? What kind of recovery does the typical neck lift surgery entail? I want to improve the look of my neck and eliminate my double chin. Will my activities be restricted for a long time, or will I be able to resu

Does a neck lift require a long recovery time? What kind of recovery does the typical neck lift surgery entail? I want to improve the look of my neck and eliminate my double chin. Will my activities be restricted for a long time, or will I be able to resu

To: To a certain extent it depends on how extensive a procedure you require. Lifting the neck can be done in several ways including submental liposuction, face lift, and submental platysmaplasty to name a few... In general however you can go back to work in 5-7 days provided you don't mind wearing a garment on your neck and that you refrain from strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks.

Hope this helps

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I have migraine headache following parathyroidectomy chemist thinks I may have a trapped nerve in the back of neck from position during surgery what s?

I have migraine headache following parathyroidectomy chemist thinks I may have a trapped nerve in the back of neck from position during surgery what s?

See a HA specialist: You may have occipital neuralgia which may or may not be related to your surgery. You need to see a neurologist to evaluate your headaches and have some blood work ordered, but I would not write it off.

On is common and is very treatable with medication and surgical nerve decompression, so is not something you want to ignore.

See a neurologist and have them look at it first. ...Read more

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Horners syndrome stage 3 fr surgeon severing symphatic nerve during neck surgery don't sweat on rt side pittosis miosis any hope 4 a normal face again?

Horners syndrome stage 3 fr surgeon severing symphatic nerve during neck surgery don't sweat on rt side pittosis miosis any hope 4 a normal face again?

Unsure: If they completely severed the trunk, then unlikely that you will have a good recovery. If things do not recover, cosmetics can be helpful. There are cosmetic surgeries to consider for ptosis, as well, if the miosis if really bothersome, color contact lenses can hide this. ...Read more

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Stiff neck bypass surgery: how long does it take to fully recover?

Stiff neck bypass surgery: how long does it take to fully recover?

Not specific: Not specific answer you may be looking for but may be of general use, neck extension is significant during surgery:
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I do desk work at the office. How long after a neck disc replacement surgery can I resume work?

I do desk work at the office. How long after a neck disc replacement surgery can I resume work?

Usually as soon as: It is comfortable to do so and your surgeon has cleared you to return to work. This may also be dependent on use of medication but generally, about two weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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If you had dengreative a and told you needed neck surgery would you do surgery when MRI says siginifit nerve imperment on C5 and wants to fuse it?

If you had dengreative a and told you needed neck surgery would you do surgery when MRI says siginifit nerve imperment on C5 and wants to fuse it?

Need more info: Unfortunately, I cannot really state with certainty about whether you need surgery. As I mention to patient, I never decide on the basis of imaging alone, need information about your history and neurological examination. ...Read more

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I had neck surgery a week ago. Removing artrosis from the vertebrae because the nerves and bonemarrow got stuck the past 5 months. Still lots of pain!

I had neck surgery a week ago. Removing artrosis from the vertebrae because the nerves and bonemarrow got stuck the past 5 months. Still lots of pain!

Hang in there!: In general, neck surgery is pretty successful for the condition you are describing, but it may take more than just one week until you feel the benefit. Hang in there! You probably will feel dramatically better over the next 2-4 weeks. If you pain is severe though, let your surgeon know just so he can do a postop checkup to rule out a complication. ...Read more

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I had shoulder surgery last may an had shots in my neck. But I've had a knot in my trap for sooo long an I've done massage, pt, chiro. Y won't it go away?

I had shoulder surgery last may an had shots in my neck. But I've had a knot in my trap for sooo long an I've done massage, pt, chiro. Y won't it go away?

Trapezius strain?: I am unclear as to why you had injections in your neck. Are you referring to an epidural injection for a cervical spine condition? The painful muscle spasm in the trapezius can be due to referred pain from the neck or myofascial pain or related to shoulder surgery. If pain is deemed muscular you may benefit from a trigger point injection. Best to f/u with your doctor for further recommendation. ...Read more

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Had neck surgery was told have permanent. Nerve damage anything can do for numbness and pain?

Had neck surgery was told have permanent. Nerve damage anything can do for numbness and pain?

Yes for the pain: Nerve damage from a radiculopathy can cause numbness, pins and needles, weakness, and pain.
Unfortunately there is little that can be done for the numbness but the pain is readily treatable.
Frequently your problem requires a multidisciplinary approach and so you need follow-up to have your options explained. Good luck! ...Read more