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What are therapies for intercostal neuritis?

What are therapies for intercostal neuritis?

See below: It is imandatory to find what is the cause of the condition. This will determine treatment modalities which might include prescription medications of selective intercostal nerve root block . You need to see your doctor for recomendations regarding the future diagnostic testing and advice. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Glusker
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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis describes any condition where there is inflammation of a nerve or nerves, which may cause weakness, ...Read more


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What are the therapies needed for intercostal neuritis?

What are the therapies needed for intercostal neuritis?

Intercostal neuritis: The most common treatment after medication is a local injection at the point of pain with a medication that can block the pain. ...Read more

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Doctor said my intercostal neuritis can most likely have "no apparent cause". Second opinion please?

Doctor said my intercostal neuritis can most likely have "no apparent cause". Second opinion please?

Intercostal neuritis: can be caused by pregnancy, thoracic surgery, chest wall trauma, tumors, infection (Varicella zoster / shingles) or inflammatory processes. It can be treated with NSAID's, anti-viral agents, antidepressants or anticonvulsants. Sometimes complimentary medicine techniques help (eg. acupuncture) ...Read more

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Diagnosed with intercostal neuritis . Prescribed neurotin and prednisone . How long until meds work will pain subside .Anything else I can do to treat?

Neuritis: These meds will produce benefit in 48-72 hours, and full benefit in 7-10 days. Cool packs may help with discomfort. A pain specialist may determine that injections are needed, too. ...Read more

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What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

Neuritis not simple: An irritated nerve will produce symptoms of pain in the nerve area, and may cause weakness as well. Usually this term is used to specify a neurve related painful condition. However, sometimes the problem is in the brain and it only seems like it is in a nerve. Vestibular neuritis is a misnomer, the problem is usually in the inner ear. Brachial plexitis is also a neuritis. ...Read more

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Can working in a steelmill cause optical neuritis be?

Probably not: Unless you have contact with toxic solvents, or in contact with drugs which cause arteritis or vasculitis, it is most likely that your work has nothing to do with the eye issue, and other causes should be considered. Have a thorough evaluation with first an ophthalmologist and later a neurologist. If an MRI of brain shows additional lesions, this may be early ms. ...Read more

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What is mono neuritis?

Inflammation: Mono neuritis is an inflammation of the peripheral nerve. It can result from trauma, surgery or mechanical abnormality. The more common types are foot neuritis (morton's neuroma) and lower back neuritis (lumbar disc syndrome). See a neurologist or appropriate specialist in the area of the problem to help get treatment. ...Read more

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What is cranial neuritis?

What is cranial neuritis?

Inflammation: Neuritis is a word used by physicians to explain pain and inflammation of a nerve. Cranial neuritis usually applies to a nerve exiting the skull which is specifically inflamed or painful. ...Read more

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What is optic neuritis?

What is optic neuritis?

Visual nerve inflame: Optic neuritis is the name for inflammation of the optic nerve. There can be a number of causes including multiple sclerosis and many other diseases. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as the condition arises. ...Read more

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