Top 20 Doctor insights on: Lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy

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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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Have periperal neuropathy & lumbar and cervical stenosis with nerve compression. Have numerous symptoms. Can you identify condition causing by type?

Have periperal neuropathy & lumbar and cervical stenosis with nerve compression. Have numerous symptoms. Can you identify condition causing by type?

Yes, you can have: A fairly good idea as to the etiology of various symptoms and findings as these are not that unusual to see in soneone your age. Spinal stenosis can be found in 20% of population over 60 & tandem or stenosis in both cervical & lumbar regions is not infrequent. Neuropathy has many causes including age as well. See a neurologist or spine specialist to be properly evaluated- neuro or orthopaedic ...Read more

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Would a lumbar sympathetic block provide relief from small fiber neuropathy pain of the leg?

Large fiber-beta: When sympathetic blockade stops the release of ne, nociceptor (pain) activation ceases. Management of sympathetically mediated pain may involve a series of sympathetic blocks leading to down- regulation of adrenoreceptors, thereby inducing long-term elimination of sympathetically mediated pain. ...Read more

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Can spinal nodule on L4 Nerve Roots Cause Demyelinating neuropathy & radiculopathy in low Lumbar & Sacral area? Can it cause Neutropenia & high iron?

Can spinal nodule on L4 Nerve Roots Cause Demyelinating neuropathy & radiculopathy in low Lumbar & Sacral area? Can it cause Neutropenia & high iron?

No: This is a better question ask a neurologist. In general a nodule does not cause Demyelination. When you bring a neutropenia and high iron, then we're looking at a possible mixture of different medical diagnoses. Ask your physician for you to see neurologist that specifies into these areas. ...Read more

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Would a lumbar sympathetic block help with small fiber neuropathy pain and burning of the lower extremities?

Would a lumbar sympathetic block help with small fiber neuropathy pain and burning of the lower extremities?

Neuropathy: I don't believe the block will help. I would however make sure you r/o reversible causes of neuropathy such as heavy metals (need to do provocative urine test), inflammation (c-rp 800), hypothyroidism (ft3>3.0). If not is found then I would take vitamin B12 1000 sl, vitamin b6 100 mg, krill oil, L-carnitine 1000 bid, vit d 5000 iu per day. ...Read more

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Left foot tingles now and then vibrating sensation with shock like sensation in my shin. Is this neuropathy. I have lumbar spine arthritis? Related?

Left foot tingles now and then vibrating sensation with shock like sensation in my shin. Is this neuropathy. I have lumbar spine arthritis? Related?

Maybe but other to: This could be neuropathy but there could be other considerations such as paresthesias or vascular. You can discuss with this with your physician. ...Read more

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Would an MRI of the brain and cervical spine be able to yield info about the source of peripheral neuropathy? Or would lumbar spine be more approp?

Would an MRI of the brain and cervical spine be able to yield info about the source of peripheral neuropathy? Or would lumbar spine be more approp?

Lumbar puncture (LP): If peripheral neuropathy is the diagnosis, then a lumbar puncture wd prob be higher yield than an MRI. MRI only detects anatomical abnormalities. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by a systemic condition - infection, metabolic (diabetes), auto-immune, etc. It is a functional (not anatomic) problem. In the right context, a LP cd show evid 4 viral, MS, & other causes. MRI will likely yield nothing. ...Read more

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Greetings, I suffer from psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, & peripheral neuropathy. I've had spinal L5/S1 lumbar disectomy?

Greetings, I suffer from psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, & peripheral neuropathy. I've had spinal L5/S1 lumbar disectomy?

Your question is?: Uncertain about the reason you had the the dissectomy because Ankylosing spondylitis you can have a back pain related to that. We need to know more about your medications to decide what else you should be doing I would suggest you discuss this with your rheumatologist. Each of your issues new different therapy ...Read more

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General weakness, pain, blury vision, brain fogs, knee/leg weeknes, internal tremor, whole spine pain, fatty liver, 1mm cervical, 2mm lumbar disk, neuropathy?

General weakness, pain, blury vision, brain fogs, knee/leg weeknes, internal tremor, whole spine pain, fatty liver, 1mm cervical, 2mm lumbar disk, neuropathy?

Visit your doctor: You have too many symptoms and they are affecting your whole body. Many, many things could be causing your symptoms. Visit your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can lumbar puncture leave permenant nerve damage?

Can lumbar puncture leave permenant nerve damage?

Rarely: While it is possible to pierce a nerve root directly during a spinal tap, that is quite uncommon. ...Read more

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Does chronic nerve damage of lower lumbar cause back pain?

Does chronic nerve damage of lower lumbar cause back pain?

Different types of p: It is not uncommon for someone with a back injury to have nerve pain. Nerve pain can be experienced as radiating pain away from the spine and into the buttocks, hip or leg. You can have back pain that is not specifically related to a nerve injury. You would need to be evaluated by a physician to better determine the nature and cause of your pain. This will help determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Could: Whether there is damage (let alone whether it is permanent) can be best determined by a good neurologic exam and may require an emg. ...Read more

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I have lumbar spinal stenosis and have had four back surgeries. I also have nerve damage in my legs and feet. I feel extreme burning and tingling. Now they want to puta spinal cord stimulator (scs) in. Is it a good idea?

I have lumbar spinal stenosis and have had four back surgeries. I also have nerve damage in my legs and feet. I feel extreme burning and tingling. Now they want to puta spinal cord stimulator (scs) in. Is it a good idea?

Medically Sound: One cannot generalize for every patient and their own particular situation. In general, if a patient has been adequately decompressed, as you have been with 4 surgeries, and still has residual or continuing neuropathic pain they would be considered an excellent candidate for SCS at first assessment. Further spinal surgeries have not been seen to help and may in fact worsen your situation. ...Read more

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What treats neuropathy?

Most Rx limited help: The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord; all the nerves to the rest of the body stem from the cns, and is called peripheral nervous system; neuropathy (n) is a disorder of the peripheral nerves. Examples are diabetic neuropathy, alcohol-induced n. And carpal tunnel, a n. Of the median nerve in the wrist. Gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tegretol etc may help but no cures, yet. ...Read more

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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Lumbar (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more