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Lumbosacral Neuritis Symptoms
See below: Neuritis means inflammation of a nerve, but we would not usually describe lumbosacral nerve problems by that term. Might instead use radiculitis or radiculopathy. Not sure of what context this was introduced, but perhaps this refers to pain radiating from your spine down a leg. If occurring after back surgery, perhaps post-op scarring or arachnoiditis. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Neuritis refers to inflammation of a nerve, in this case of the nerves at the bottom end of the spine. Depending on the reason for such an inflammation it could get worse, may be self-limiting or may get better with just waiting. If the reason for example is a bacterial infection then under most circumstances treatment would be advised. This is less clear for other reasons. ...Read more
It depends on the nature of the condition. Mri of the ls spine and EMG might be helpful for determination of the severety of the process.
Based on the results treatment might include non steroidal otc medications, physical therapy, pain killers or consultation with pain management or spine specialist.
However best solution is to see your doctor for advice. ...Read more
A lot of terms: Neuritis/Radiculitis are synonyms suggesting sciatica pain but without significant exam findings. You can have tears in the disc causing chemical inflammation rather than mechanical irritation. Radiculopathy is a term for sciatica that causes, numbness, weakness and reflex changes on exam. Sciatica is term for all of the above but generally includes back and leg pain. ...Read more
ECG comparison changes inverted T-wave. I had spinal injury before the 1st ECG cervical thoracic Lumbosacral neuritis. Is it Related to spine or CNS?
Yes possibly: It is well documented that there is a whole gamut of ST/T changes that can occur in the setting of CNS injury, ranging from subtle ST Changes, sinus arrhythmia/sinus tachycardia, etc. IF you have risk factors for CAD, and are having chest pain/pressure, then see a cradiologist sooner than later. ...Read more
9 years in bed with a life threatening neuro muscke disease, cervical & lumbar neuritis and spondioltis u name it I got it suffer death Drs won hel?
I need to know what is vestibular neuritis and how long does it take to fully recover from the symptoms?
Vestibular neuritis: Acutely, vestibular neuritis is usually treated symptomatically, meaning that medications are given for nausea and to reduce dizziness. When a herpes virus infection is strongly suspected, an antiviral medication can be used. When a circulation disturbance is suspected, an agent that reduces the likelihood of stroke may be used. It usually takes 3 weeks to recover from vestibular neuritis. ...Read more
Neuritis not simple: An irritated nerve will produce symptoms of pain in the nerve area, and may cause weakness as well. Usually this term is used to specify a neurve related painful condition. However, sometimes the problem is in the brain and it only seems like it is in a nerve. Vestibular neuritis is a misnomer, the problem is usually in the inner ear. Brachial plexitis is also a neuritis. ...Read more
If I have optic neuritis can their glasses also be useless? I have the SYMPTOMS of It and not even my glasses helps correct the dull colors of things
Glasses not helpful: Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the nerve conducting information from the eye to the brain - like the cable from a computer to a video screen. The best of optics (eyeglasses) will not give you a clear image until the neuritis ends. Best to be followed if possible, by a neuro-ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) for a condition this serious. ...Read more
NOT REALLY: Optic neuritis is often an initial sign of multiple sclerosis, but may well be an isolated event. An MRI of brain can clarify potential future risk issues. However, optic neuritis is not a part of fibromyalgia. Hypersensitive skin or even allodynia might be due to many conditions and could be part of the multiple trigger zones in fibromyalgia. Your diagnostic picture needs clarification. ...Read more
Vestibular dysfunct.: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis result from infection in the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This disrupts transmission of sensation from ear to brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. Migraine usually adds pain to the equation, but vertigo may also create nausea and vomiting. ...Read more
How long does it take for viral neuritis to go completely away? I'm on week 4 and still havjng symptoms. Not as bad but still dizzy. MRI normal
Is it remotely possible that anxiety can cause light headed 24/7 for 2 years. I was diagnosis w/vestibular neuritis but have anxiety symptoms.
A Great Masquerader: According to dsm-v, symptoms of panic attacks may include "dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint". In turn, panic may be associated with a number of anxiety conditions or exist as its' own disorder. So...It is possible that anxiety might present with light-headedness. Anxiety often presents with numerous physical symptoms that suggest some other neurological disorder...A great masquerader! ...Read more
Optic neuritis (2 month ago) plus hypersensitive skin on left leg (worse in the evening). Both symptoms of possible ms? Waiting on neuro app. Thanks
Maybe MS: But optic neuritis can be nonspecific, and due to other causes. If you have but one additional white matter lesion on MRI, your odds of clinically definite MS in 14 yrs is over 80%. Glad you are to see neurologist. Get this clarified and start potent treatment if diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more
How do u know u have optic neuritis? My right eye vision has been blurry for almost a year now. Is the a permanent symptom now associated with the ms?
OPTIC NERVE: Presume you had optic neuritis and likely did not fully recover so far. There may be some component of optic atrophy but unlikely to have persistent inflammation over optic nerve at this point, especially now that you are on tysabri (natalizumab). Do have your vision checked and make sure you do not have pars planitis, retinal detachment, vitreous detachment, or glaucoma. ...Read more
After optic neuritis in march this year, followed my numbness, skin pain on my right side, how quickly will MS symptoms worsen?
Generic comments: Not clear to me if you truly do or do not have ms, as optic neuritis is only associated with ms about 50% of the time. You may possess an early manifestation called cis, if MRI studies are convincing, and if that is the case, suggest you receive specific meds to prevent clinically definite ms. With proper treatment, your symptoms should not worsen but improve. Find an ms specialist. ...Read more
Are facial numbness, puffiness behind jaw/below ear, constant extreme dizziness for 8 days now symptoms of vestibular neuritis?
See an Ent: You may start with an audio gram and physical examination by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more
Can eye floaters in both eyes be the only symptom of optic neuritis? Or do I need to have vision loss and eye pain.
Some weird symptoms optic neuritis dizzy bloated headaches numbness and tingling tinnitus head pressure and sore not swollen lymph nodes all over?
Needs evaluation: If these symptoms are recent - it could be a viral illness. If they have persisted more than 1-2 weeks, then an evaluation is needed. Possibilities include multiple sclerosis, lymphoma, fungal disease, sarcoid, TB and many others. If persistent then seek the help of your family doctor or an internist. The details can then be enumerated and proper laboratory testing will be done. ...Read more
Vertigo: Vestibular neuritis, can be a paroxysmal, single attack of vertigo, a series of attacks, or a persistent condition which diminishes over three to six weeks. It is a type of unilateral vestibular dysfunction and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, and previous upper respiratory tract infections. It generally has no auditory symptoms, unlike labyrinthitis. ...Read more
Vestibular neuritis: Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histamine, and benzodiazepines can treat the symptoms. Alongside medicine therapy vestibular exercises hasten recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Vestibular Neuroniti: In large part, the process involves examination that can explain a lesion in one or the other balance nerves. It is not possible on clinical examination to be absolutely certain that symptoms are not actually caused by a stroke, so mistakes are possible. Nevertheless, this happens so rarely that it is not always necessary to perform MRI scans or the like very often unless symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more
It is imandatory to find what is the cause of the condition.
This will determine treatment modalities which might include prescription medications of selective intercostal nerve root block.
You need to see your doctor for recomendations regarding the future diagnostic testing and advice. ...Read more
ENT: Would see an ENT but, audiogram and an electronystagmograpy (test to record involuntary movements of the eye) would help.. ...Read more
Intercostal neuritis: The most common treatment after medication is a local injection at the point of pain with a medication that can block the pain. ...Read more
Facial Pain: Trigeminal neuralgia is pain in a specific pattern on your face that is often described as "lightning" pain that is made worse by soft touch, chewing, etc. There are many treatments including medication (tegretol) nerve treatments (ganglolysis) or surgery (microvascular decompression). Each treatment has its risk and benefits. ...Read more
I have Vestibular neuritis!! It's awful!! I've had it on/off for nearly a year now. Please help. Is there a cure,? I'm over it big time.
Need more info: This is uncommon to have recurrent vestibular neuritis, its a dx if exclusion, did you get ruled out for other causes like a brainstem mass with mri brain (with contrast) or vestibular migraine (by hx). consider getting hsv antibody titers checked and id specialist to treat for it more aggressively if you're positive since hsv reactivation is a common cause of recurrent vestibular neuritis. ...Read more
Diagnosed with vestibular neuritis about 2 years ago. For the past 2 months I have been feeling out of balance every single day. Second opinion?
Vestibular Neuritis?: Vestibular neuritis refers to an inner ear disorder without an identifiable cause. It can occur as a single event or recurrent attacks frequently associated with nausea and/or vomiting and not necessarily associated with auditory symptoms. You should go back to the prior physician especially if he/she has previously performed audiometry and/or eng so a comparison can be performed. ...Read more