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What pain pill stops the pain caused by sciatic and femoral nerve damage?

What pain pill stops the pain caused by sciatic and femoral nerve damage?

Few 'stop' the pain: It depends on what you mean by 'damage': crushed nerve? Inflamed nerve? Torn/cut nerve? Narcotics are often first-line for severe pain. If pain is due to inflammation, many drs may try steroids or NSAIDS, nerve stabilizers & anti-depressants. If the nerve is actually intact, but causes neuropathic pain, I'd recommend neuroprolotherapy to quiet the nerve. If effective, it actually DOES stop the pain. ...Read more

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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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What pain pill stops the pain caused by sciatic and femoral nerve damage?

What pain pill stops the pain caused by sciatic and femoral nerve damage?

Few 'stop' the pain: It depends on what you mean by 'damage': crushed nerve? Inflamed nerve? Torn/cut nerve? Narcotics are often first-line for severe pain. If pain is due to inflammation, many drs may try steroids or NSAIDS, nerve stabilizers & anti-depressants. If the nerve is actually intact, but causes neuropathic pain, I'd recommend neuroprolotherapy to quiet the nerve. If effective, it actually DOES stop the pain. ...Read more

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I had hip repacement on sept 10 had complications bleed 2000ccs and femerol nerve damage how long until I have some energy back?

I had hip repacement on sept 10 had complications bleed 2000ccs and femerol nerve damage how long until I have some energy back?

Hip replacement: Sounds like quite a complicated post op period. Was this an anterior approach. Was the a revision or an initial replacement. Energy levels will probable take in the neighborhood of 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How about FERMORAL NEUROPATHY. I'm a type 2 diabetic with servere NERVE DAMAGE to the left ankle which was caused by a slip and fall to my lower bk?

How about FERMORAL NEUROPATHY. I'm a type 2 diabetic with servere NERVE DAMAGE to the left ankle which was caused by a slip and fall to my lower bk?

Diabetes or Trauma?: There are several types of neuropathy, including femoral or amyotrophy, which can affect patients who have diabetes. It is possible that you may have been or presently are having symptoms associated with them. The bigger issue is separating the damage caused by the physical trauma the ankle as well as the lower back. A neurologist might be the one to best sort out the various possibilities. ...Read more

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How to relieve ritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve\u0026#41; or central -- disc irritation of a nerve at the spinal cord at home?

How to relieve ritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve\u0026#41; or central -- disc irritation of a nerve at the spinal cord at home?

Please clarify: I'm sorry, it is not clear from your question whether you have meralgia paresthetica from irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve or some kind of radiculopathy i.e. Nerve root irritation. Furthermore, what is the cause of this "irritation"? It's a basic principle of medicine that ailments are treated by addressing the cause. ...Read more

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Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Call your surgeon: Call your surgeon today if you have a question. Even if its not during normal work hours, someone will be covering. In general, wounds should be kept dry until they are not oozing fluid, then it is ok to shower - usually 24-48 hours. Activity as tolerated. Obviously it depends on the incision location regarding any special instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have femoral neuropathy after having simple arthoscopic knee surgery. My doctor tells me it's from the nerve block? How common and long this last?

I have femoral neuropathy after having simple arthoscopic knee surgery. My doctor tells me it's from the nerve block? How common and long this last?

Nerve injury: No one can tell how long will this last. It may be permanent, which is rare (1/10000), most of the injuries are temporary and may resolve within 1 year. ...Read more

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What is femoral neuropathy, I've been diagnosed with sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet, and nerve pain throughout my body. Have severe pan in my left upper thigh, nothing helps the pain.

Spine vs Neuropathy: The cause of your pain may be a pinched nerve in the spine or around the thigh, especially if just on one side. It may also be neuropathy not due to compression (pinching), which usually is symmetric on both sides. A good neurologic exam by your doctor may be able to differentiate the source better. ...Read more

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Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve?

Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve?

Hernias can do a lot: The "posterior cutaneous nerve" I think is AKA posterior division of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). LFCN problems mess up feeling in the front, outside of the thigh. Symptoms usu. Happen with seat belt inj., bone grafts and diabetes.
There are many weird hernias in the pelvis so it seems possible to compromise the LFCN but in 30 yrs of reading CT and MRI, I've not seen it. ...Read more

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Could an injury to the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve due to surgery heal?

Could an injury to the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve due to surgery heal?

Takes Time: Will take a long time to heal. Nerves are one of the slowest tissues in your body to return back to normal. Many times it can be month, if not years if they do heal. ...Read more

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How often does femoral cutaneous nerve compression get worse rather than better?

How often does femoral cutaneous nerve compression get worse rather than better?

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica, which is the medical term, typically improves either on its own or with non-surgical treatments. It can, however, recur often. Non-surgical treatment involves alleviating inciting factors (tight clothes, etc.), weight loss, and nsaid's. Surgery can be an option for refractory cases. ...Read more

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I have ruptured l-5-s1, nerve damage, facet syndrome l-2-s1, lateral recess stenosis. What could be done to give me reliefothee than pain manegement?

I have ruptured l-5-s1, nerve damage, facet syndrome l-2-s1, lateral recess stenosis. What could be done to give me reliefothee than pain manegement?

Back pain: Exercise! Recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a 6-8 weeks. Consider an inversion table or nubax trio. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated by pain management. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". ...Read more

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How much therapy is needed for perenoal nerve damage from drop foot? Its already been 1yr. Thebproblem is lateral movement.

Need EMG: You need an EMG and ncs. If you are having a problem with lateral movement more than dorsiflexion (pointing your foot up), the you may have more selective damage to the superficial branch of the peroneal nerve and not the common peroneal or deep branch. An experience electromyographer should be able to identify, localize, qualify and determine the extent of your possible nerveperoneal injury. ...Read more

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Does a m r I show nerve damage?

Does a m r I show nerve damage?

Not really: An EMG is the best test for nerve damage. The MRI can show evidence of compression or damage but cannot quantitate it or really confirm its extent. In most cases. ...Read more

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What is good to take for painful nerve damage?

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What is good to take for painful nerve damage?

Nerve pain: There are some medications used to treat neuropathy. It can be anti-seizure medications like Lyrica (pregabalin) or gabapentin, antidepressants like cymbalta, or tca. .. ...Read more

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Ok so if I do have nerve damage, what can I do now?

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Ok so if I do have nerve damage, what can I do now?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor for evaluation. A nerve test would be helpful to identify the cause and the extend of nerve damage. The general treatment would involve therapy, medications, and possible some nerve blocks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage result from taking pain medication?

If too much: Any medication or drug can cause damage if taken too much and too often. Pain medications are designed to affect nerves to reduce the bad signals. They must be used appropriately or they can cause too much effect and result in damage. Abuse of pain medications has become a major problem. Many patients end up with chronic pain due to excessive use of pain medications. ...Read more

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What causes sensory nerve damage, what could help repair it?

Not so simple: Need to provide diagnosis of cause so that the actual pathology can be addressed. If you possess a true sensory small fibre neuropathy, this does need confirmation via a skin punch biopsy. You could have an immune disorder, amyloidosis, diabetes, b-12 deficiencies. Repair maybe possible, and medical foods may be useful. A few neurologists deal with these problems and can guide you. ...Read more

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When and what are different ways nerve damage can occur? Thanks dr!

There are many answe: Nerve damage can occur in many different ways. Some of the most common are trauma (injuries), arthritis or disk deterioration causing pressure on a nerve, compression neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome in which a nerve going through a narrow canal is pinched or compressed, exposure to toxins (such as alcohol, chemicals and medication) and many diseases such as diabetes and thyroid. ...Read more

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Can an ER diagnose nerve damage?

Definitely,: Er doctors and any doctor in general are trained to diagnosed nerve damage by providing complete neurologic examination. They also can request a consultation with a neurologist if needed.
Take care. ...Read more

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Will an angiogram cause nerve damage?

Not usually: Am amgiogram should not usually cause any nerve damage. Since to perform an angiogram, one must access an a rtery there can be temporary discomfort while this is accessed. Rarely, while numbing or accessing the artery, the nerve can injured. This is usually transient and very rarely causes permanent discomfort. ...Read more

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Could orthodontal work cause nerve damage?

Something Else: Nerve damage may need to evaluated by a dentist that is very familiar with TMJ ; muscle dysfunction as well as a neurologist. The source of nerve damage needs to be determined otherwise it generally gets worse over time. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine cause permanent nerve damage?

Rare but possible: Lidocaine is one type of local anesthetic or "numbing medicine". It is used for numbing skin, in nerve blocks, and in epidurals. It should not be directly injected into a large nerve because the nerve could be damaged. This is why ultrasound is often used to place nerve blocks, so that the local anesthetic is injected near, not in, the nerve. ...Read more

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What are the results of 3rd cranial nerve damage?

What are the results of 3rd cranial nerve damage?

3rd CN: Double vision, difficulty moving eye in various directions and droopy eyelid. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why diabetes causes nerve damage?

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Can you please tell me why diabetes causes nerve damage?

Nerve damage diabete: High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body. It is believed that diabetes cause a downstream metabolic cascade leads to peripheral nerve injury through an increased certain substances in your body, as well as other confounding factors. ...Read more

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Can you please describe MS and how can you get nerve damage?

Can you please describe MS and how can you get nerve damage?

BIG QUESTION: Ms is an autoimmune mediated disorder in patients with genetic susceptibility, who acquire the disease after several environmental events. The white cells of the body attack the myelin nerve coverings in the brain and spinal cord, destroying critical connections, resulting in problems with strength, sensation, balance, coordination, vision, energy, thinking, etc. ...Read more

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EMG and NCV. Which test will be better to detect nerve damage.?

Often you: Need both. The NCS will check on how fast the nerves are working and the EMG will make sure the muscle is getting adequate nerve impulses. ...Read more

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Can I get any particular types of nerve damage from having a baby?

Yes: Compression neuropathy of the pelvic and lumbar nerves may occur during pregnancy and delivery. These causes are usually transient. Nerve injury by spinal anesthetic is not rare. The peroneal nerve near the lateral knee is often compressed by leg positioning on an obstetrical table. Nutritional deficiency-associated neuropathy during pregancy can be prevented by prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Neuropraxia (Definition)

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


Cutaneous (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more