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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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I have lower back pain really hurts to press on back think it's nerve damage from surgery any advice reduced movement sometimes ?

I have lower back pain really hurts to press on back think it's nerve damage from surgery any advice reduced movement sometimes ?

What surgery: You forgot to mention what kind of surgery you had it could be important my advise check with your doctors and start with the surgeon ...Read more

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2006 I received an LP shunt in my back,and for the past year I've been suffering severe lower back pain and severe leg pain an emg show nerve damage?

2006 I received an LP shunt in my back,and for the past year I've been suffering severe lower back pain and severe leg pain an emg show nerve damage?

Please clarify: Sorry: Please repost and clarify: Are you saying that an EMG/NCS DID show nerve damage, or asking if an EMG/NCS WOULD show nerve damage? ...Read more

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I am 30 years old and I have had 2 back surgeries by the time I was 18 I had been seeing a doctor in town for 7 years and he up and left he treated me with methadone 40 mg a day and xanax 1 mg 3 times a day for my static nerve damage my low back pain and

I am 30 years old and I have had 2 back surgeries by the time I was 18  I had been seeing a doctor in town for 7 years and he up and left he treated me with methadone 40 mg a day and xanax 1 mg 3 times a day for my static nerve damage my low back pain and

What is the question: We don't know what your question is.Methadone and Xanax is not a treatment most doctors prescribe these days for low back pain due to any cause.You need to see a pain management specialist and may need to be weaned of Methadone and Xanax both highly habit forming drugs.And you will need the appropriate treatment including physical Therapy and other modalities as indicated ...Read more

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Tongue is tingling, lips feel the same. Tingling down my arms lower back pain? I have neuropathy and currently on lyrica (pregabalin)

Tongue is tingling, lips feel the same. Tingling down my arms lower back pain? I have neuropathy and currently on lyrica (pregabalin)

Neuropathy: Tingling down your arms and lower back pain may be related to cervical disc herniation or stenosis. Although neuropathy can also cause similar symptoms. You may have cervical radiculopathy vs. Neuropathy. An MRI of cervical spine and EMG nerve study can clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Severe leg pain for at least 4 decades and reflexes in knees now non-existent. diangosis peripheral neuropathy ten years ago. Low back pain 10 yrs. Any idea?

Severe leg pain for at least 4 decades and reflexes in knees now non-existent. diangosis peripheral neuropathy ten years ago. Low back pain 10 yrs.  Any idea?

Peripheral Neuropath: Different possibilities exist for leg pains: neuropathy, vascular disease, and sciatica. Each of these can be ruled in/out based upon history, examination, and studies. Neuropathy is typically diagnosed with history of diabetes, chemo, toxic exposures, or no cause, and is associated with numbness/pain in a stocking distribution with absent reflexes. Emg/ncv can be helpful. Mri/ct usually negative. ...Read more

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I've had lower back pain for a year's now and have recently been getting trapped nerve when bending or learning forward what is this? Thanks

I've had lower back pain for a year's now and have recently been getting trapped nerve when bending or learning forward what is this? Thanks

Could be: Mri will confirm if you have a prolapse of disc that can compress the nerve root. Talk to your doctor about getting tested. ...Read more

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I have had steroid injections for lower back pain my next thing being done is medrial blocks diognostics then possible nerve burning what can be done ?

First, you need an : Appropriate evaluation and diagnosis rather than trying various pain management techniques to see if they help. Most back issues are treated non operatively and without any invasive techniques. Start by evaluating your lifestyle in terms of weight, not smoking and regular exercise including flexibility, core strength and cardio routines. There are a variety of medication options as well. ...Read more

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