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I had a inguinal hernia repaired, since I have been experiencing post-heniorrhaphy neuralgia. Used 2 be avid runner, discomfort is preventing me. ?

I had a inguinal hernia repaired, since I have been experiencing post-heniorrhaphy neuralgia.  Used 2 be avid runner, discomfort is preventing me. ?

Here are some ...: Most inguinal post-herniorrhaphy neuralgia results from unexpected nerve entrapment or post-surgical neuroma of ilioinguinal or iliohypogastric nerves, and may spontaneously resolved to the level of no or bearable ache over time. If not improved enough in 6-12 months, diagnostic nerve block with / without regional exploration with neurectomy of involved nerves. For detail, ask enthusiastic surgeon ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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How effective is Lyrica (pregabalin) for preventing nerve pain?

How effective is Lyrica (pregabalin) for preventing nerve pain?

Nerve pain: Lyrica (pregabalin) has been one of the medications that has shown reasonable responses in treating nerve pain. ...Read more

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9 months preg. When baby moves it hurts my thighs & keeps me from walking for a few secs. Is this a nerve pain, and how can I prevent falling from it?

Be careful: Sounds like the baby is sitting low in your pelvis and irritating or pressing on your femoral nerve. Be careful when you get up, consider a cane, use handrails on stairs. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?

What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo?  Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?

Unclear: Unfortunately there is no clear way to prevent chemo-associated neuropathy. Some medications such as steroids, gabapentin/pregabalin, or antidepressants may be helpful. Vitamin supplementation with b-complex or folate (folic acid) may also be helpful. Your oncologist may have recommendations specific to your type of chemotherapy, and all supplements should be discussed before taking to avoid interactions. ...Read more

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I have occipital nueralgia. I shoot competitively and from a prone position. Headaches and neck pain 2-3 days after. Prevention techniques?

I have occipital nueralgia.  I shoot competitively and from a prone position.  Headaches and neck pain 2-3 days after.  Prevention techniques?

Prevention: When headaches originate from demonstrable cervical pathology, the term cervicogenic headache is used. However, the role of the cervical spine in the genesis of headache is controversial and the mechanisms involved are not well understood. Most headache disorders are accompanied occasionally, and sometimes frequently, by neck pain. Good pasture and self physical therapy for prevention is recommend ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain in lower back down in my right leg. Is this sciatic nerve pain? How can I prevent this?

Sciatica?: Symptoms sound consistent with sciatica, however, c your doc for an eval to receive proper diagnosis. If sciatica, cause must b must be determined & treated if necessary. Usually standing causes pain to be worse, as does sitting. Lying is usually more comfortable. If your doc agrees that these are safe 4 u, NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help, as well as physical therapy. C ur doc & feel btr soon :) ...Read more

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What are the tests for neuralgia?

Doctor decides: Pain arising from an injured (cut, ruptured, bruised, with scarred healing, or being chronically pinched yet not killed) nerve.  sciatica is type of neuralgia.  diagnosis of a nerve that is not disconnected, scarred, healing, or being killed is exceedingly difficult and diagnosis is not benefitted by imaging studies or mri.  test of this syndrome depends on the examination by doctor. ...Read more

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Can Pudendal Neuralgia be cured?

Maybe: There are lots of possible causes for pudendal neuralgia, so whether it can be cured depends on the cause. It can sometimes be a challenge to find the most effective treatment for PN but the good news is that there are a range of treatment options available. There's lots of great info on the following website http://www.pudendalhope.info. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more