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Ilioinguinal Nerve Entrapment Treatment
Depends on severity!: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery. My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery. Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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
Ulnar nerve: Sorry you are having trouble with your ulnar nerve. This is a pretty broad question because there are multiple sites where nerves can be entrapped. I would discuss with a physiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. The ulnar nerve's anatomy is more variable than other nerves which makes the options more complicated. You may require an emg/ncv study before your question can be answered. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I was diagnosed with anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment, had a shot of Lidocaine and Kenalog. What other treatment options are there?
Any nerve: Hopefully someone is also using one of the neuropathic pain meds you should have had at least 50% pain relief for 6 wks to have another. Be careful with nerve destruction because there can be a severe neuritis happen with a peripheral nerve ...Read moreGet help now ›
Try 1st/mayneed surg: One can try Physiotherapy (Physical therapy) first but if you continue to have weakness and numbness then you may require surgical decompression without/with transposition. If your entrapment is at elbow then do not rest that arm on anything and you may benefit from a neoprene sleeve. ...Read moreGet help now ›
What is radio frequency ablation?Can it work for calming inflammation of irritated ilioinguinal nerve?
Yes: Before an ablation you would normally undergo at least two nerve blocks of the nerve to see if the there is any positive pain reduction. If there is and you meet certain criteria, then ablation could be an option. I would recommend at least two blocks prior to help reduce the change of a placebo effect. Discuss in detail with the doc recommending the procedure. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Yes : These nerves (usually the ilioinguinal) provide sensory nerve supply to the upper part of the scrotum. Damage, injury, entrapment, compression of these nerves can cause a aharp, burning, lancinating and radiating pain into the scrotum. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Can the ilioinguinal nerve and genital branch of genitofemoral nerve be evaluated by MRI for any problems?
Not really: The nerves are typically too small to see on mri. Still, we sometimes do an MRI of the pelvis to ensure there aren't any masses or other problems that could be affecting the nerves there. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Are there ilioinguinal nerve block injections which can block the nerve say for a period of one month?
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Possibly: I would think that a nerve block would calm the irritation thereof, although, it may only last for the duration of the block. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Does excision of ilioinguinal nerve during hernia repair surgery cause any complication afterwards, like atrophy of testis or some other complications?
NO , it will not: Possible to cause injury to ilioinguinal nerve result in numbness in a small area upper medial thigh , will not cause testicular atrophy how ever vascular injury will result testicular atrophy. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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