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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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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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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.

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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Do I need surgery for a Bulging disc compressing on thec sac, I have intermittent nerve pain in legs ?

Do I need surgery for a Bulging disc compressing on thec sac, I have intermittent nerve pain in legs ?

Bulging disc: Just having a bulging disc dose not mean surgery. Your pain is intermittent only - what matters is are there ant other features (weakness, sensory deficit etc...) and how bad the pain is in terms of what you can and cannot do. ...Read more

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Problem for 6yrs. Muscle nerve pain in legs back. Hard to walk stand sit for long times. My dr says muscle degeneration. I want 2nd opinion.

Problem for 6yrs. Muscle nerve pain in legs back. Hard to walk stand sit for long times. My dr says muscle degeneration.  I want 2nd opinion.

Specialist: Have you seen a specialist? I am sure you would have had an MRI by now to see if there is nerve compression or stenosis. Sometimes these symptoms cannot be cured, but need to be managed. I am not sure about muscle degeneration. They may mean weakness and reduction in core stability. An EMG may help with the diagnosis. I would see a Physiatrist or Neurologist for 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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


Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more