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Is It Possible For Cold Therapy Devices To Cause Skin And Nerve Damage
Possible: is the damage from infection or injury? If Injury and was recent it is possible that some of the damage will heal. If infection prompt treatment may halt the process ...Read more
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Yes: If your speaking about a constant cold therapy device such as one of the ones which circulate cold water continuously or even a simple ice bath or ice pack, the answer is yes. Take care to protect the skin and subcutaneous structures from damage by icing through a towel or facecloth, and limiting ice to 10-15 minutes. Consult your doctor, pt or atc as to the best method for your particular problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinched nerve relief: Purpose of spinal decompression is to prevent or halt nerve damage. Microdiscectomy is minimally invasive and mostly successful in hands of experienced neurosurgeon. Decompression by laminectomy is more invasive, sometimes necessary with more risk of nerve damage.. Inversion therapy (hanging upside down) is a possible non surgical, usually temporary, treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can overuse of tens therapy unit reduce or eliminate effectiveness of tens or cause nerve damage that feeling of tens sensation is eliminated?
No: TNS units use micro electric current to block,pain because you have the option of changing output, skin could be burned or damaged by high output. Pad size plays a role, with smaller pads concentrating the force. The benefits are not affected by repeated use, but misuse can lead to injury. ...Read more
C4-c5, c5-c6 total disc replacement using 2 mobic-c. Will mobile device get dislodged or crack? Will it cause paralysis/ nerve damage if this happens?
Mobi-C: This is a relatively brand new device, and it is the first and only artificial disc on the market approved for two-level surgery. The data from the company shows good results. Realize, however, that the mechanism of stabilization for this device is very different from others that have been on the market a lot longer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can Velashape cause nerve damage in the thigh ? I had Velashape done , while the treatment was being performed the technician left the machine on
Very unlikely: The "Velashape" treatment should not "reach" the "depth" of your nerves..(however the superficial cutaneous nerve in the thigh could "technically" be injured with TEMPORARY numbness resulting) You should re-consider if you wish to continue such treatment in a facility where some "carelessness" may have occurred! MY OPNION ONLY! Dr Z ...Read more
Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.
Neuropathy: No specific treatments at this time. The treatment usually begins with medications in the antidepressant or anticonvulsant categories. A nerve test Is performed to determine the type of peripheral nerve and the extent of the injury. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation may help too. Compound creams applied to the affected areas can provide significant relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pls. I have been exposed to chlorine gas inhalation several times over the years working in the water treatment. Can this cause nerve damage?
Mustard gas?: Stories abound about the horrible effects of chlorine gas during wwi. Serious nerve, liver, lung, kidney, vision, brain problems were reported. Hopefully, your exposure was less severe and carefully monitored. Not much to do now, but you may want to get a thorough medical evaluation to be all your systems are healthy. ...Read more
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
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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