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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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So how and why does b-12 stop nerve pain more effectively than neurontin?

So how and why does b-12 stop nerve pain more effectively than neurontin?

Non-medical evidence: Recent studies of chronic pain management suggest that a combination of psychological, pharmacological and physical therapies, tailored to the needs of the individual patient, may be the best approach to mange neuropathic pain. Pharmacological choices are: amitriptyline, duloxetine, Neurontin or Lyrica as initial treatment for neuropathic pain, but not B12. ...Read more

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Currently on nortriptyline but it has been making me have nightmares and hasn't been helping with my nerve pain. Can i just stop taking it?

Currently on nortriptyline but it has been making me have nightmares and hasn't been helping with my nerve pain. Can i just stop taking it?

Discuss with your Dr: You should not stop it abruptly, but do make the call to your doctor and put them on the same page and they can assist you getting off the medicine. ...Read more

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What causes nerve pain in your foot? What stops it and will it cause me to not be able to work?

What causes nerve pain in your foot? What stops it and will it cause me to not be able to work?

Neuritis: Nerve pain or numbness or burning is a common symptom associated with entrapment of a peripheral nerve in the foot. It is not debilitating, but very annoying. See your local podiatrist, an injection may be necessary to block the nerve and re-assess the symptoms post-injection. ...Read more

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Gabapentin for nerve pain. can it be taken as needed? pamphlet says not to stop taking med w/o seeing dr but was told to take as needed

Gabapentin for nerve pain. can it be taken as needed? pamphlet says not to stop taking med w/o seeing dr but was told to take as needed

No: Gabapentin should be taken every day as prescribed by your doctor to manage chronic pain effectively. Your doctor may make an adjustments according to your individual needs. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant with siatica nerve pain on left side. Its gotten worse to a point where it stops me in my tracks. Very painful! is this normal?

18 weeks pregnant with siatica nerve pain on left side. Its gotten worse to a point where it stops me in my tracks. Very painful! is this normal?

Pregnant sciatica: Sciatic pain in pregnancy can be crippling. You can use a heating pad to your buttock or soak in a warm bath. Physical therapy can sometimes help. Some women also get relief from a pregnancy support belt. ...Read more

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I was stabbed 5mnths ago had angiogram to stop bleeding. Still have big hematoma 5wks after and chronic nerve pain and muscle pain. What can i do?

I was stabbed 5mnths ago had angiogram to stop bleeding. Still have big hematoma 5wks after and chronic nerve pain and muscle pain. What can i do?

Nerve pain: If a nerve is injured from the knife or compressed by the hematoma, then the pain can persist as the nerve regenerates. Sometimes scar tissue (neuroma) forms around the nerve and causes persistent pain. A nerve conduction study can determine the extent of the injury and if the nerve is healing or whether it is severed. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon to evaluate the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Prozac helps period symptoms, assertiveness, foot nerve pain doesn't bother as much but i sweat lots. Mom concerned-asked if I should stop taking it?

Prozac helps period symptoms, assertiveness, foot nerve pain doesn't bother as much but i sweat lots. Mom concerned-asked if I should stop taking it?

Side effects?: If that is the only side effect, you sound fortunate but it might still be good to consult your doctor or a psychotherapist. If your mom is a major part of your life, including her in a session could help you both understand to benefits and risks of Prozac ; other treatments which in your case includes more than one medical issue. Staying well may be quite a challenge and help can help. Best! ...Read more

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is also known as Nerve pain. 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. Creighton Wright
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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