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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

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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with ...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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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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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 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 the definition or description of: Neuritis?

What is the definition or description of: Neuritis?

Nerve Inflammation: Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with sensory loss and pain. ...Read more

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What is vestibular neuritis?

Vertigo: Vestibular neuritis, can be a paroxysmal, single attack of vertigo, a series of attacks, or a persistent condition which diminishes over three to six weeks. It is a type of unilateral vestibular dysfunction and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, and previous upper respiratory tract infections. It generally has no auditory symptoms, unlike labyrinthitis. ...Read more

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How is vestibular neuritis treated?

Vestibular neuritis: Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histamine, and benzodiazepines can treat the symptoms. Alongside medicine therapy vestibular exercises hasten recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Definition of lumbosacral neuritis?

See below: Neuritis means inflammation of a nerve, but we would not usually describe lumbosacral nerve problems by that term. Might instead use radiculitis or radiculopathy. Not sure of what context this was introduced, but perhaps this refers to pain radiating from your spine down a leg. If occurring after back surgery, perhaps post-op scarring or arachnoiditis. ...Read more

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How's vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

How's vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

Vestibular Neuroniti: In large part, the process involves examination that can explain a lesion in one or the other balance nerves. It is not possible on clinical examination to be absolutely certain that symptoms are not actually caused by a stroke, so mistakes are possible. Nevertheless, this happens so rarely that it is not always necessary to perform MRI scans or the like very often unless symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more

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What's the cure for occipital neuritis?

I agree. But...: I inject 2% xylocaine (lidocaine) with Dexamethasone or Betamethasone suspension. I get very good results. I have never seen a person needing chemical or surgical nerve ablation! ...Read more

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What is the condition of neuritis and its treatments?

Neuritis: Neuritis is defined as an inflammation of a peripheral nerve or nerves. There are several causes of inflammation including infection or compression. Treatment is either symptom relief or treating the cause of the inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the diagnoses method for vestibular neuritis?

ENT: Would see an ENT but, audiogram and an electronystagmograpy (test to record involuntary movements of the eye) would help.. ...Read more

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If someone has optical neuritis, will they develop MS?

Sometimes: Optic neuritis is a common first condition for those later found out to have MS, but the first attack may be isolated and unrelated. Most will not do MS investigation until there is a second attack. ...Read more

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What's the difference between neuritis and neuralgia?

Pain: The. Algia ending denotes pain the. Itis ending is related to the pathology affecting the nerve (say inflammation?). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vestibular neuritis?

Labyrinthritis: Usually describes a viral infectionn of the inner ear, which causes several days of true misery, with whirling vertigo, nausea, vomiting
imbalance and falling, with gradual recovery over several days to weeks. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lumbrosacral neuritis/radiculitis?

Generic: If a nerve is pinched in the lower back, by a ruptured disc, this is termed radiculopathy. If the nerve root is merely irritated or inflamed, this would be radiculitis. Neuritis would refer to peripheral nerve in the leg, a more distal process. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lumbosacral neuritis to get worse if left untreated?

Depends on the cause: Neuritis refers to inflammation of a nerve, in this case of the nerves at the bottom end of the spine. Depending on the reason for such an inflammation it could get worse, may be self-limiting or may get better with just waiting. If the reason for example is a bacterial infection then under most circumstances treatment would be advised. This is less clear for other reasons. ...Read more

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What are the causes of trigminal neuritis, and what is the definitive treatment?

Facial Pain: Trigeminal neuralgia is pain in a specific pattern on your face that is often described as "lightning" pain that is made worse by soft touch, chewing, etc. There are many treatments including medication (tegretol) nerve treatments (ganglolysis) or surgery (microvascular decompression). Each treatment has its risk and benefits. ...Read more

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I need to know what is vestibular neuritis and how long does it take to fully recover from the symptoms?

Vestibular neuritis: Acutely, vestibular neuritis is usually treated symptomatically, meaning that medications are given for nausea and to reduce dizziness. When a herpes virus infection is strongly suspected, an antiviral medication can be used. When a circulation disturbance is suspected, an agent that reduces the likelihood of stroke may be used. It usually takes 3 weeks to recover from vestibular neuritis. ...Read more

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I have Vestibular neuritis!! It's awful!! I've had it on/off for nearly a year now. Please help. Is there a cure,? I'm over it big time.

Need more info: This is uncommon to have recurrent vestibular neuritis, its a dx if exclusion, did you get ruled out for other causes like a brainstem mass with mri brain (with contrast) or vestibular migraine (by hx). consider getting hsv antibody titers checked and id specialist to treat for it more aggressively if you're positive since hsv reactivation is a common cause of recurrent vestibular neuritis. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with vestibular neuritis about 2 years ago. For the past 2 months I have been feeling out of balance every single day. Second opinion?

Diagnosed with vestibular neuritis about 2 years ago. For the past 2 months I have been feeling out of balance every single day. Second opinion?

Vestibular Neuritis?: Vestibular neuritis refers to an inner ear disorder without an identifiable cause. It can occur as a single event or recurrent attacks frequently associated with nausea and/or vomiting and not necessarily associated with auditory symptoms. You should go back to the prior physician especially if he/she has previously performed audiometry and/or eng so a comparison can be performed. ...Read more

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I had vestibular neuritis about 4 months ago and I still get weird sensations when coming off the elevator (feels like im still on it when I get off)?

I had vestibular neuritis about 4 months ago and I still get weird sensations when coming off the elevator (feels like im still on it when I get off)?

Not unusual.: The vestibular system is quite sensitive and it is not unusual to experience residual short bursts of dysequilibrium when the system is tested by an event like an elevator or ferris wheel/ roller coaster ride. You way want to see a balance therapist for evaluation and recommendation of home exercises you can do to improve any residual imbalance. ...Read more

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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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What is optic neuritis?

See below: Optic neuritis is due to inflammation and damage of the insulation material around the nerve behind the eye ball (optic nerve). This results in variable loss of vision in one eye, pain with eye movement, for weeks to months followed by recovery. It can be the first event of MS or may be a one time event. Brain MRI taken at the time of optic neuritis can be valuable to gauge risk for future ms. ...Read more