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Doctor insights on: Long Thoracic Nerve Damage Treatment

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Does amyone in Florida fix long thoracic nerve damage. Was caused by thoracic surgery. Svapula completely out. Limited use of my arm. Cant lift.

Does amyone in Florida fix long thoracic nerve damage. Was caused by thoracic surgery. Svapula completely out. Limited use of my arm. Cant lift.

First confirm injury: After confirming injury, by presence of winged scapula, EMG conduction studies etc, yes the nerve could be repaired by direct approximation or nerve graft, first speak to your doctor, may know some one or approach major medical centre near you.

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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How does one correct a long thoracic nerve palsy w/ winged scapula?

How does one correct a long thoracic nerve palsy w/ winged scapula?

Winged Scapula: Correction depends on the reason the nerve palsy developed to begin with. Typically this nerve is not reconstructed as it does not provide vital function for the shoulder. Nerve grafting could be considered if there is a viable proximal stump but due to the early branching of this nerve from the brachial plexus, it is not generally an option.

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How to know if I have long thoracic nerve palsy?

How to know if I have long thoracic nerve palsy?

Check shoulder: If the shoulder blade on one side seems prominent, a winged scapula, this is the most cogent sign of a problem affecting the long thoracic nerve.

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I need help! How do I know if I have long thoracic nerve palsy?

Simple: If your long thoracic nerve is defective, your shoulder blade on that side is asymmetrically prominent, so called "scapular winging".

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Long thoracic nerve injury. Told it is permanent. I am seeing ortho and pain mgmt. Told there is nothing that can be done. Should I see someone else?

Long thoracic nerve injury. Told it is permanent. I am seeing ortho and pain mgmt. Told there is nothing that can be done. Should I see someone else?

Neuromuscular: Injury to long thoracic nerves may result in winging if the scapula. The treatment should aim to prevent further damage and remove causing agent. Consider physical therapy, neurologist and or physical medicine and rehabilitation. Hope you feel better soon.

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In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?

In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?

???: Not sure how one can determine 25% optic nerve damage. Technically if you have lost 25% of your optic (damage) there is some loss of vision somewhere. Typically this would occur in the periphery first. Today's technology and testing does not check that far out. The goal is to lower the pressure to prevent further optic nerve damage. With treatment one should be able to stop further damage.

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Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?

Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?

Good: The prognosis is good if you use the medications as directed and keep all follow up appointments with your ophthalmologist.

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30 percent optic nerve damage in one eye, other eye normal. 58 years old. Even with treatment, how long before I'm visually impaired or legally blind?

Glaucoma?: I am guessing you have glaucoma. This can be treated with proper medication and laser or surgery if that fails. Seeing your ophthalmologist regularly gives you an excellent chance to preserve what vision remains.

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What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?

What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?

Unclear: Unfortunately there is no clear way to prevent chemo-associated neuropathy. Some medications such as steroids, gabapentin/pregabalin, or antidepressants may be helpful. Vitamin supplementation with b-complex or folate (folic acid) may also be helpful. Your oncologist may have recommendations specific to your type of chemotherapy, and all supplements should be discussed before taking to avoid interactions.

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I went consulted many renowned doctors in baltimore but got same answer no treatment for sacral nerve damage. Will I ever get my functions back?

I went consulted many renowned doctors in baltimore but got same answer no treatment for sacral nerve damage. Will I ever get my functions back?

Sacral nerve: This is correct if the nerve/s are damaged then there is no treatment - if you have pain then there are options to control the pain that do not involve medication.

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Can Velashape cause nerve damage in the thigh? I had Velashape done, while the treatment was being performed the technician left the machine on

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

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What relief/treatment is there after severe nerve damage - resulted in constant excruciating anal nerve pain, pain block not helping, bladder affected?

What relief/treatment is there after severe nerve damage - resulted in constant excruciating anal nerve pain, pain block not helping, bladder affected?

Medications: You are describing neuropathic pain and there are medications such as gabapentin and other neuroleptics, or TCA to name a few. Discuss with your doctor for the best one for you.

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I need to know what is your treatment for top of bicep nerve damage?

I need to know what is your treatment for top of bicep nerve damage?

See details: There is no such thing as a biceps nerve. What specific nerve is involved and how severe is the involvement? Are you certain it is not a tendinitis instead? Speak with a neurologist if it is a nerve issue.

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Please...any treatment for the partially optic nerve damage?

Depends upon cause: If due to ischemic process, like a stroke, may be irreversible. If due to trauma, might heal over time. If due to optic neuritis should gradually reverse in most cases.

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What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

Surgery: Treatment options for cubital tunnel can include therapy and splint, however, if there is significant nerve symptoms and nerve studies document severely limited nerve function or ultrasound demonstrates significant swelling then surgery may be a better option. This can be performed endoscopically with a minimal incision and quick recovery, .

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OB believes Vulvar nerve damage. Is there any way to confirm 100%? What are all treatment options? Unable to find much info

Pudendal neuralgia?: Could be pudendal neuralgia. One way to know is to have the pudendal nerve blocked and see if your pain improves. If this is the case, pelvic floor physical therapy would be helpful.

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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.

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With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

Depends on the cause: If your vision loss is from compression of the nerve from a tumor it is best to get it treated asap to prevent further loss. Optic nerve damage may not improve if the damage is severe.

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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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


Nerve (Definition)

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