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Can reflexology irritate sciatic nerve.?

Can reflexology irritate sciatic nerve.?

Thanks for asking!: Any severe stretch or pressure can cause sciatic irritation.Make sure the person doing the treatment is well trained. ...Read more

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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Numb scalp due to pinched nerve?

Numb scalp due to pinched nerve?

possibly: If your numbness matches the characteristic distribution of known cutaneous nerves of the scalp, you might be suffering from a neuralgia. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Piriformis trapped nerve dangerous?

Piriformis trapped nerve dangerous?

Piriformis sciatica: I'm not sure what you mean by "dangerous". Most cases of piriformis syndrome with intermittent sciatica are painful, but not at all what i'd consider dangerous. As you can see from the image attached, the sciatic nerve can pass behind the muscle or split the muscle (just butt pain then), or one or both parts of the nerve can pierce the muscle which can cause the shooting pain down the leg. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage to sciatic nerves repair/heal itself?

Maybe, maybe not: Nerve pain from sciatica almost always (over 90%) heals itself. Nerve damage is less predictable. Some nerve damage is reversible, but the healing process is very slow - years. ...Read more

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Could tracheal inflammation irritate the vagus nerve and exacerbate anxiety?

Could tracheal inflammation irritate the vagus nerve and exacerbate anxiety?

Yes: Yes, but for other much more common reasons, the inflamation itself may produce or worsen the anxiety. A dr examination can clarify the exact cause, and rule out possibilities in this case. ...Read more

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Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot. ...Read more

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Can the obturator nerve cause rgroin pain?

Yes: Patients with obturator nerve injury have possible numbness and pain radiating to their inner thigh and groin. Adduction thigh weakness can occur (ability to move the thighs together), which causes gait and posture instability. ...Read more

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Can the obturator nerve cause groin pain?

Can the obturator nerve cause  groin pain?

Yes: Patients with obturator nerve injury have possible numbness and pain radiating to their inner thigh. Adduction thigh weakness can occur (ability to move the thighs together), which causes gait and posture instability. ...Read more

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Can the pudendal nerve become entrapped or damaged during inguinal hernia repair?

Can the pudendal nerve become entrapped or damaged during inguinal hernia repair?

Shouldn't : It is inconceivable this nerve could be damaged during either open or laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, however in medicine you can "never say never". Variations in anatomy and techniques can result in rare issues. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If bulging disc pressing against thecal sac/transversing nerve extrudes downward, does nucleus flow down pressing against nerve or can it seep, around nerve? If seep, can traction pull damage nerve?

If bulging disc pressing against thecal sac/transversing nerve extrudes downward, does nucleus flow down pressing against nerve or can it seep, around nerve? If seep, can traction pull damage nerve?

Disc herniation: When a disc herniates and causes pressure against a nerve, pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness can result. Not only can the disc material cause mechanical compression, but it can also incite an inflammatory reaction that can irritate the neural elements. Traction or tension on a nerve that may be tethered against a herniated disc can also cause sciatic-type pain from a bow-stringing effect. ...Read more

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Can mechanical traction cause nerve damage to pudendal nerves?

Can mechanical traction cause nerve damage to pudendal nerves?

Yes: Anything constantly rubbing or trauma to the area can cause a pudendal injury. Big problem for cyclists... ...Read more

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Can si joint inflammation cause calf nerve pain?

Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve that shoots off from it. To double check, you need to see a PCP/Dr. to get this checked out and see for sure. A sports medicine, or osteopathic (DO) physician are well trained to see this, as are neurologist or orthopedist. Start with your PCP first! ...Read more

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Might a pinched nerve in neck heal itself?

Might a pinched nerve in neck heal itself?

Pinched nerve: It is certainly possible for a pinched nerve to "heal." in many cases, pinched nerves are caused by herniated discs, and these can heal/resolve with time - once the herniated disc has resolved, the nerve is no longer pinched. ...Read more

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Left ear pain related to pinched nerve?

Left ear pain related to pinched nerve?

Can be: Especially if the pain is below the ear, not inside it. See an ENT doctor for an evaluation and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound see a pinched nerve such as the sural nerve or a cutaneous nerve?

Can ultrasound see a pinched nerve such as the sural nerve or a cutaneous nerve?

Yes, ultrasound: is capable of visualizing the sural nerve and other cutaneous nerves, but it may be difficult, and it may also be difficult to find a sonographer with expertise. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause tooth pain?

No,Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more

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Could radial nerve damage be repaired 100%?

It depends: It depends somewhat on the degree of the damage. Mild issues often resolve with time. More serious damage may improve but not completely resolve. Sometimes, there is no improvement. ...Read more