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Dr. Kevin Windisch Dr. Windisch
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Is erb palsy painful?

Is erb palsy painful?

It can be: The nerve damage can result in discomfort. We do occasionally need to treat the children with codeine. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=b68jtv0-teo to learn a little more. ...Read more

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Dr. James Goodrich Dr. Goodrich
Neurosurgery
37 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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How long is erb palsy treated?

How long is erb palsy treated?

Erb Palsy: It is really based on how severe the palsy is and age at the time its occur. Erb's palsy is most common in infancy and the physical and occupational therapy is given for at least the first two years and often times even longer. In the adult the pt/ot is usually given up to 18 months to two years and in some cases surgical exploration might be recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Cristina Carballo Dr. Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
35 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Why do some babies recover from erb palsy while others do not?

Why do some babies recover from erb palsy while others do not?

Imaging: Cervical mri's can give a better answer as to the extent of cervical injuries. Those that recover tend to have nerves that are stretched and show inflammatiry responses. These tend to recover with physical therapy. A pediatric neurosurgeon can help delineate what is the best therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Could erb palsy be cause short-term memory loss?

Could erb palsy be cause short-term memory loss?

No relationship: Erb palsy is the result of a stretching and or tearing of the nerves to the arm due to shoulder dystocia. It should not have anything to do with memory difficulty, unless the diagnosis of Erb palsy is confused with an upper extremity diosrde due to brain injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Atif Haque Dr. Haque
Neurosurgery
14 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Can unexplained arm paralysis be caused by erb palsy?

Can unexplained arm paralysis be caused by erb palsy?

Erb's palsy: This refers to an injury of the upper part of the brachial plexus, which results in problems with the fifth and sixth nerve roots in the neck. Most commonly, this occurs after birth trauma or motorcycle accidents. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster Dr. Juster
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are the tests for erb-duchenne paralysis?

What are the tests for erb-duchenne paralysis?

Thorough exam first.: A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; radiological and electrodiagnostic tests may also be needed. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My son has erb-duchenne paralysis. Is that something serious?

My son has erb-duchenne paralysis. Is that something serious?

Most are transient: Occasionally the forces of delivery & position of the head & shoulder during the final moments of delivery put stress on the nerves exiting the neck to supply the shoulder & arm. Swelling around these nerves, will lead to changes in the position & movement of the affected arm in a pattern called erbs palsy.Most cases are transient & resolve in < 48hrs..Some will need therapy if persisting. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett Dr. Poinsett
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Erb Duchenne paralysis?

What is the definition or description of: Erb Duchenne paralysis?

Erb Duchenne: Erb Duchenne paralysis or Erb palsy is the temporary damage of the nerves of the brachial plexus ( network of nerves in the shoulder area). It is most often seen as a birth injury due to stretching of nerves during a difficult birth (dystocia). Erb palsy can last for several months after birth. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Zeidman Dr. Zeidman
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Is there a way to prevent the symptoms of erb-duchenne paralysis?

Is there a way to prevent the symptoms of erb-duchenne paralysis?

Difficult to answer: Erb's palsy (erb-duchenne palsy) is a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm's main nerves, specifically the upper trunk c5-c6 is functionally severed. The best way to prevent the symptoms is to avoid the injury in the first place. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster Dr. Juster
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What is the treatment for erb-duchenne paralysis?

What is the treatment for erb-duchenne paralysis?

Lots of PT.: Erb-duchenne paralysis, or neonatal brachial plexus palsy (bpp), usually is treated with extensive physical therapy (including a home regimen) and sometimes electrical muscle stimulation, splinting or taping. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Reichert Dr. Reichert
Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How long does treatment for erb duchenne paralysis take?

Erb Palsy Recovery: The treatment time depends on the type of recovery. Most erb's palsies will heal with therapy over 6-12 months. If surgery is required to improve function, the final result may take 2-3 years. Continued rehabilitation may be required for a lifetime if continued deficits are present. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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Can you get arm or nerve transplants for erb duchenne paralysis?

Can you get arm or nerve transplants for erb duchenne paralysis?

Yes: About 1 in 10 infants with brachial plexus injuries (cause of erb's palsy) recognized at birth requires surgical intervention, namely brachial plexus reconstruction using nerve graft. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Had bells palsy for 10 months. My head is buzzing &the left side ear/head has been painful from start. Going to nuerologist next week. Help welcome?

Had bells palsy for 10 months.  My head is buzzing  &the left side ear/head has been painful from start. Going to  nuerologist next week. Help welcome?

Perhaps a variant: Your description leads me to wonder if, in your case, the bell's palsy was due to "herpes zoster oticus" or ramsey-hunt syndrome. You may have possessed a tell-tail eruption if your doctor looked into your ear. Discuss with your neurologist, and decide upon an approach. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Turknett Dr. Turknett
Neurology
16 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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Dr. I had a bell's palsy last sept. And after a month i can move everything back as normal. I am just wondering why is it that everytime I do jogging, the affected area will be painful including my head and my ear as well. Is it normal? Thank u

Dr. I had a bell's palsy last sept. And after a month i can move everything back as normal. I am just wondering why is it that everytime I do jogging, the affected area will be painful including my head and my ear as well. Is it normal? Thank u

It is not unusual.: It is not uncommon after a nerve injury (such as bell's palsy) to experience the symptoms again during times when the body is under a stress of some sort - so you might experience symptoms when you are ill, not sleeping well, or, as in your case, exercising. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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L endoscopic hernia repair. Pmh: mild l cerebral palsy. I had l spasms coming out of anesthesia. S/p 1 mo. I have a painful large 3rd testicle?

L endoscopic hernia repair.  Pmh:  mild  l cerebral palsy.  I had l spasms coming out of anesthesia.  S/p 1 mo. I have a painful large 3rd testicle?

PostOp Seroma: It is very common for fluid to accumulate where the old hernia was immediately after surgery. It can feel just like a hernia but will not "yo-yo" in and out. Best option would be to see your surgeon in-person so they can examine you & reassure you that all is well. ...Read more

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Dr. George Yang Dr. Yang
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Was diagnosed w/ bells palsy after 7days got this excruciatingly painful headache & pain behind my ear & jaw. Is this normal? Is there any treatment?

Was diagnosed w/ bells palsy after 7days got this excruciatingly painful headache & pain behind my ear & jaw. Is this normal? Is there any treatment?

No: Pain is not typical of bell's palsy. However, if the eye does not close as a result if the bell's, then significant drying of the eye can occur. Pain from the eye is poorly localized, so your pain may be from this. You need to see an eye md to see if this is the case. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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First was thot to be bells palsy, had MRI, brain & sonogram, carotid artery, vascular, but swelling more chin & down neck very painful , numbness also?

First was thot to be bells palsy, had MRI, brain & sonogram, carotid artery, vascular, but swelling more chin & down neck very painful , numbness also?

Question unclear: If you are in the process of undergoing a detailed evaluation your doctors have far more data than you can provide here. Herpes of the geniculate ganglion, Lyme disease, sarcoidosis and other entities must be considered, but HealthTap is not the place for individual diagnoses to be made. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. James Sidman Dr. Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
36 years in practice
Dartmouth Medical School
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Is facial nerve paralysis painful?

Sometimes: Sometimes facial paralysis can have pain if it is caused by a virus. This can be called ramsey hunt syndrome. Also, many bell's palsy patients describe "pins and needles" sensation for unclear reasons. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Pain Management
25 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Is exercise always good for locomotor system ( vascular and paralysis ), even if painful can cause damag?

Pain means stop: Pain should be controlled for the movement to be beneficial, otherwise that movement can't be repeated. Control the pain, then move. Even block the pain then move. Mua (manipulation under anesthesia) allows for just that. ...Read more

Dr. Nader Ajluni
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Erb Duchenne Paralysis (Definition)

Erb Duchenne paralysis or Erb palsy is the temporary damage of the nerves of the brachial plexus ( network of nerves in the shoulder area). It is most often seen as a birth injury due to stretching of nerves during a difficult birth (dystocia). Erb palsy can last for ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more