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How Long After Surgery On Neck 4 And 5th Nerve Pinched
That can vary as to : The original diagnosis & whether it was present preop & for how long as well as if there are other underlying medical issues like diabetes, neuropathy, thyroid disease etc. -sometimes nerve tissue does not fully recover even with correct surgery & then there are less successful outcomes due to complications or to less than optimal surgical technique and procedure. So, the answer is very variable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I had spinal fusion on lower back on 2/18/2013. I have numbness in left leg from the knee down, how long will it take for this to heal. ?
Still early ...: Once the post-surgical inflammation resolves, usually within a few months, the symptoms should improve. If other symptoms have improved and the numbness is tolerable, recommend waiting at least a year until the fusion has solidified. Discussing this first with the spine surgeon is the best thing since he or she knows the anatomy better than one can guess here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still getting pain but not as much pain prior to the surgery, numbness and tingling on my 3rd, 4th & 5th digits on r foot after laminectomy 3 yrs. Ago?
Sometimes removing : The compression on the nerve (s) can most predictably relieve the pain but less predictably allow for the nerve(s) to fully recover their function. You can get a repeat imaging study to assess the adequacy of the decompression or get an EMG (nerve ) test to assess this as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had surgery done for a navicular fracture today in my foot. How long does the nerve block last? been 6 hours and I'm still numb/can't wiggle toes
Block decreases pain: Peripheral block duration depends upon what actual anesthetic agent is used in isolation or combination. They are done to decrease the pain associated with the underlying surgery. As the block wears off, pain pills (prescribed) will need to handoff the pain management duties in large part along with compression and ice therapy. In general, blocks can expect to last between 8 and 24 hours ...Read more
I've had lumbar spine surgery 4yrs ago.... L4 L5 S1 and now after the surgery I have a bulging disc directly on the nerve. What can I do for pain?
I had 4 fingers amputated in May. Plus skin grafts on hand i am still in pain,throbbing,numb how long will this last? Taking gabapentin for nerve pain
Not Good, Hands Down: This is a problem.The tips of the fingers are designed for sensitivity. And the nerves often freak-out when disturbed like yours have been.The pain and heightened sensitivity can last for a long time. So,before your body gets used to it (yes, it can adjust, but you won't like it)you'll need some hand rehab if that pain doesn't go away soon. There's no ideal medication for this, so talk to your doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After lower lumbar fusion I have sharp pain in foot at ancle.With numbness how long till the nerves heal? It's been a year on the 18th of this month.
Depends: It really depends on the specific cause of your numbness. Certainly the concern is that if it has not gotten better for a year it may not improve at all. Have you been told the specific cause of it by your surgeon? It all hinges on the specific diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for the numbness go away after ulnar nerve decompression in right elbow? It's been 5 months since the surgery!
Some general rules: If the nerve coverings, called myelin are the sole nerve disorder, recovery of myelin takes 3-4 weeks, with total return to mostly normal function. Yet, if the central wire, axon, is involved, recovery proceeds at speed of fingernail growth, about 0.1 mm daily. An EMG can provide objective numbers to assist prognosis, and is worthwhile doing at this point. ...Read more
I have a herniated disc from l-3. I'm in pain 24-7 from my lower back and siatic nerve. Will the disc heal on its own, and will the pain exceed. ?
Not likely, c a doc: A herniated disc causing so much pain with radiculopathy (pain spreading down the leg) needs evaluation by gp or orthopedist or back specialist). If u already know u have a herniated disc, this represents an acute inflammation or strain of muscles near the disc and requires anti-inflammatory therapy, etc, or a tumor pressing on nerve, first c a doc, then doc will decide on referral or x-rays, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having a hard time deciding on spinal fusion and a laminectomy. What is the long term prognosis if I don't? G1 spondylolisthesis, R&L foraminal sten
Gradual worsening: Gradual worsening with foot drops if you have significant neurologic symptoms peotecting the nervesc with reconstruction has a better long term out com if you have only axial backache surgical outcome is less obviously beneficial wiltze urged us to wait for the leg pain then intervene if you dont have leg pain then your nerves are ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had VATs (right side, OR time was 9h 3 months ago). Got compression injury below axilla and fluids on abdomen. How long it will take to recover?
Hard to answer: We need to know a lot more . Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat problems in your chest. Without knowledge of the details it is not possible to answer your concern. You will need to discuss with your physicians. ...Read more
On 30mg amitriptaline for nerve pain due to nerve damage in thigh how long before I start feeling some relief from the pain ?
How long can pressure be put on nerve before irreversible damage? Tried conservative treatment for 4 months after injury and am looking at surgery now
How can l get relief from burning nerve pain after a sympathetic operation on one of my left side of my neck?
Meds?: Nerve pain suppressors include gabapentin, lyrica, savella, (milnacipran) cymbalta, and perhaps tricyclic antidepressants, but also oral and patch opioids. Nerve blocks can be considered, and may gain benefit from acupuncture, biofeedback, or exercises. Might consider looking at retesting to make sure of confirmed explanation. ...Read more
My knee was burning on the in side and my feet was numbed i had decompression on cord surgery how long will it take my nerve to heel.
I'm getting surgery on my lower back.One of my spinal discs is trapping a nerve. What should I expect?
Hopefully relief: If your leg pain is the main problem and you have failed nonop care and are not a smoker, your success rate should be at least 90%. Postop rehab in terms of guided exercise and back specific education is important to minimize risk of recurrence which is about 5% and further development of back pain in the 10% range. This is assuming you are having a disc surgery without any fusion ...Read more
How long after an IM nailing of the femur before the pain/discomfort of the soft tissue, muscle, nerves go away. My surgery was 8/5/16 and I still ha?
Post operative: pain should go away in several months but a lot depends on extent of the surgical procedure. Consult with your original ortho surgeon for more exact estimate. You should seek second opinion if first surgeon cannot help. ...Read more
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