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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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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 ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

Yes: Depending on where nerve is compressed, muscles innervated may be affected. Commonly, muscle in first webspace, between thumb and index, become atrophied. Muscles between metacarpals, or interossei, can atrophy. Result is hand weakness with atrophy. ...Read more

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Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Nerve entrapment: Each of these has particular symptoms and causes which may help to sort them out http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Can spinal nerve impingement cause penile numbness?

Can spinal nerve impingement cause penile numbness?

YES: Damage to the nerves that supply the perineum may result in penile numbness. It is well known that bicycle riding, which is an excellent aerobic exercise, may result in penile numbness. This may result from nerve damage or vascular compression resulting arterial insuffiency, swelling and even blood clots. If you're having numbness your pcp may refer you to a urologist & neurolidt for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

Not typically: Ulnar neuropathy is a nerve entrapment at the elbow with typical symptoms of numbness of the small 1 and 1/2 fingers and weakness of the intrinsic hand muscles. Pain in the triceps can be from a herniated disc in the neck at the c7 level. Subluxation of the triceps muscle can mimic both conditions. A good physical exam, complimented by emg/ncs can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can Hemorrohoids cause Pudendal Nerve entrapment?

Can Hemorrohoids cause Pudendal Nerve entrapment?

Not likely: There are several anatomical planes between the two structures. ...Read more

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How serious is ulnar nerve entrapment surgery?

How serious is ulnar nerve entrapment surgery?

Open surgery: Any surgery around the nerves has risks and potential complications. Ulnar nerve surgery is a relatively common surgery done by neurosurgeons and nerve specialists. It involves identifying the nerve at the region of the elbow and freeing it up of any scar and adhesions. Sometimes, it is necessary to transpose it or move it slightly so that it is not as easily injured. ...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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Achilles tendon & heel pain from sciatic nerve pain?

Achilles tendon & heel pain from sciatic nerve pain?

Heel pain: More likely cause is heel spur where achilles tendon attaches to calcaneus (heelbone), especially in women who wear high heels often. But sciatica is also possibility in one who has degeneration in spine. Heel spurs respond to gradual stretching of achilles tendon (i.e. Lower heels on shoes). See neurologist to determine which source is cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What is "nerve entrapment"?

What is "nerve entrapment"?

Nerve compression: Nerve compression syndrome or compression neuropathy, also entrapment neuropathy, is medical condition caused by direct pressure on single nerve, known as trapped nerve, though this may also refer to nerve root compression (by a herniated disc, for example). Its symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness. Common places include elbow and wrist. ...Read more

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Which nerve innervates the erector spinae?

Erector spinae nerve: The nerve supply of the erector spinae muscles arises from the posterior branches of the spinal nerves. ...Read more

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What is abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome?

What is abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome?

Pinched nerve: I think you are referring to the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve syndrome. This is a situation where a nerve branch gets entrapped and can lead to numbness and sometimes pain in the anterior thigh. ...Read more

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Headaches, bone spur, pinched nerve severe pain headaches, bone spur, pinched nerve severe pain

Headaches, bone spur, pinched nerve severe pain headaches, bone spur, pinched nerve severe pain

See a Spine Surgeon: If you have some cervical spine pathologies like herniated discs, bone spurs, it can be associated with occipital headaches, neck pain, and pain down your arm. Your spine surgeon will guide you through appropriate treatment of these. ...Read more

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Help can cubital tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve damage cause twitching muscles?

Yes to your question: Damage to any nerve that supplies a muscle may cause twitching. When the ulnar nerve is damaged, twitching may occur along the medial forearm, and many muscles that move the fingers - such as the muscles that move the fingers apart and together and the muscles that help the fingers curl and grip. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Is c5-c6 impingement a pinched nerve?

Is c5-c6 impingement a pinched nerve?

Yeah: Yeah at times you will note on a radiology report that a bone spur (osteophyte), or herniated disc is causing nerve impingement. That is the medical way of stating it is pinching the nerve in question. ...Read more

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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 spinal cord stimulator cause pinched nerve ?

If: Placed correctly should help with pinched nerve, sometimes they migrate (leads) go have them checked. ...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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What is an intercostal nerve block?

Nerves near ribs: The intercostal nerves run along each rib. For an intercostal nerve block, the doctor injects local anesthesia near the nerve to block pain sensation. These blocks can be good for pain relief with rib fractures or other kinds of pain in the chest area. There are risks such as lung puncture, so they should only be done by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Are intercostal nerve block helpful with chronic pain?

Sometimes: It depends on what and where the cause of the pain is. For some conditions it can be very helpful. However it is usually more diagnostic then therapeutic. ...Read more

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I had a intercostal nerve block. It hurt, but the doctor keptsaying to be still. Shouldn't the doctor have at least given mesomething to help me relax?

Intercostals: Generally when done in the office no sedation is given. It should not hurt anymore than a sq injection. Having said that i often use Ethyl Chloride to dull the needle stick. ...Read more

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Had med. Sternotomy yrs ago for afib. Followed by chronic xiphoid pain. Xiphoidectomy made it worse. Now have upper ab pain/tension, rib tension/tension in mus. Below ribs. Intercostal nerve block?

This may be: Challenging to treat. See your pain management physician for treatment options. Many are available. If everything fails spinal cord stimulation may be very effective even if the problem has been present for many years. ...Read more

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Can intercostal nerve block cause blood in urine and back pain?

Can intercostal nerve block cause blood in urine and back pain?

Unlikely: If the reason for intercostal block was traumatic injury you have reasons to have blood in the urine and back pain. Posteriorly placed intercostal block theoretically can cause some degree of back pain, but it will be unusual. Talk to your doctor to rule out kidneys injury. ...Read more

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I have had burning chest pain for 8 months.I had MRI,CT nuclear bone scan and intercostal nerve block and GI workup. What should I do now?

May be refrred pIN: It may be myofascial pain such as a Janet travel local myofascial pain site ans thus referred pain. Ask your physicians to check for this. ...Read more

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Have you heard of pudendal nerve entrapment?

Yes: Not many physicians in the country treat this condition. In NJ we have a nice consortium. Here are some resources: www.pelvicpain.org http://www.oswego.edu http://www.advancedreconstruction.com ...Read more

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What causes nerve entrapment in the spine/neck?

What causes nerve entrapment in the spine/neck?

Pinched nerve: The two most common causes of nerve entrapment in the neck are a herniated disc or bony spurs called osteophytes, the last most common occurs later in life, 6th and 7th decades. ...Read more

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What kind of nerve entrapment is assoicated with overpronation?

Posterior Tibial nerve: Over pronation of the foot/ankle has been found to be linked to tarsal tunnel syndrome. This movement of the ankle is thought to irritate the posterior tibial nerve along the inside of the ankle. Symptoms may include burning or tingling along the sole of the foot. ...Read more

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I have ulnar nerve entrapment. who do i go see?

I have ulnar nerve entrapment. who do i go see?

Neurologist.: Neurologist for nerve conduction study to confirm diagnosis. If entrapment then referred to neurosurgeon to relieve entrapment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

Funny bone?!: It's not so funny when you hit the "funny bone" on your elbow. You feel pain and tingling along the side of your arm which shoots into your ring finger and pinky. This can be triggered by bending your elbow for a long time when you're talking on the phone or laying on your side. ...Read more

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Can Hemorrohoids cause Pudendal Nerve entrapment?

Not likely: There are several anatomical planes between the two structures. ...Read more

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Which type of surgery for genitofemoral nerve entrapment?

You: Can try a diagnostic nerve block first to assure that that is the problem. Then a therapeutic steroid injection is worth a try before any surgical intervention if the diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: median nerve entrapment?

Carpal tunnel: Most commonly this refers to carpal tunnel syndrome where the median nerve is impinged upon in the wrist/lower hand area by the overlying fibrous band pressing it down onto the carpal bones. ...Read more

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What is any personal experience with nerve entrapment syndrome like?

Personal: Everyone's response to pain is very individual.I have very stoic pts & very sensitive ones.The real question is what can be done to get rid of the nerve entrapment?A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Care may include surgery or meds (standard treatments), manipulation, or a newer, highly effective but little known treatment called Neuroprolotherapy. ...Read more

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Appears I have had ulnar nerve entrapment continually for the past 7 mos. What to do?

Appears I have had ulnar nerve entrapment continually for the past 7 mos. What to do?

A simple surgery: Presuming the problem is at the elbow, there is a quick operation which moves the ulnar nerve and relieves the pressure on it. If this has been long-standing, the recovery will take a while. Consult a plastic surgeon with hand experience or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pudendal nerve entrapment and what specialist is best to see for this problem?

Burning/Pain: Not many physicians in the US specialize in this. Here are some resources http://www.surgicalhospital.com/services/procedures/pudendal_nerve_release.shtml www.pelvicpain.org http://www.oswego.edu/~msheppar/isc325/spuninfo/physician.html www.pudendalhope.inf0 ...Read more

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What is the treatment for median nerve entrapment?

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 more