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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


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What are the common medical conditions that cause nerve pain/damage?

What are the common medical conditions that cause nerve pain/damage?

Brain/Spine Injury: Pain can be the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. Other pain syndromes can be from spinal cord injury or brain injury or just injury to a limb resulting in complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the medical causes of hallucinations and nerve pain?

What is the medical causes of hallucinations and nerve pain?

Quite a range: There are seventeen or so types of hallucinations, and most are classified by the sensory system they affect most. As these sensory systems are also powered by nerves, some of the conditions can make the nerve painful. Many differnt drugs can induce hallucinations, but so can certain types of brain degenerative disorders. Best to see a physician to cover this large territory. ...Read more

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I have been having pretty bad sciatic nerve pain for the last 3 weeks. Do I need to seek medical help or can I do something on my own to help it?

I have been having pretty bad sciatic nerve pain for the last 3 weeks. Do I need to seek medical help or can I do something on my own to help it?

See a doctor: Although usually sciatica is a self-limited problem, it may take 3-5 weeks see your family doctor to get some analgesics and evaluation of potential serious issues. ...Read more

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What causes nerve pain?

What causes nerve pain?

Pressure on the nerv: That begs the question. .. Where is the pressure? It could be local, positional like you are sleeping on your arm or in the spinal cord. >90% it is between where the pain is and the spinal muscles. .. Not dangerous but will drive you crazy. See your doc and see a massage person who may find a tight muscle that needs to be released and you are cured. My tools of choice are acupuncture needles. ...Read more

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Accupenture for nerve pain?

Can give it a try!: Nerve pain can be due to a long list of things. In anatomic compression/entrapment, other treatment modalities are recommended. If due to neuropathy or neuropathic pain, acupuncture may provide some benefit. Improvement is not measured by reduction in pain alone, but also by functional improvement & by modulating ones perception/tolerance to pain; the latter is often over looked in research design. ...Read more

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How can one treat nerve pain?

Conservatively: With musculo-skeletal pain treat with pt and home exercise. Medications for nerve pain can be used but cause side effects. Consider topical compounding ointment, followed by non-opiate meds. Anti-seizure meds like neuron tin, tricyclic antidepressants, snri antidepressants like Cymbalta (duloxetine) have been effective. Nerve blocks, neuroablation, spinal cord or peripheral nerve stimulators can be effective. ...Read more

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Does nerve pain ever go away?

Can: Depends on the etiology of the nerve pain. If the nerve was injured by compression and the compression resolves, then most likely it will resolve. Same with most infectious causes of nerve pain. If it is from trauma, it may resolve but can take an extended amount of time. ...Read more

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What does nerve pain feel like?

What does nerve pain feel like?

Nerve Pain: Nerve pain can express itself in a few different ways, depending on the location and cause of the nerve injury or damage. Increased sensitivity at the skin area served by the damaged nerve is common. Numbness along the path of the damaged nerve may be constant or intermittent. Discomfort may occur with a stabbing sensation or a burning sensation and may increase with movement. ...Read more

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How do I soothe raw nerve pain?

Nerve pain: Nerve pain is understood but what is "raw"? Does that mean bad or something else? Nerve pain is best treated with anticonvulsants, tricyclics, snris, local anesthetics (topically or orally administered), sleep enhancers, various electrical modalities, moderate (or mild) exercise. Opioids should be introduced only after other treatment fail or are insufficient. ...Read more

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In what way can I handle my nerve pain?

Treat the source: Find the source and treat that if you can identify it. If it is not fixable or treatable then there are medications that can reduce the pain associated with nerve pain. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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How can I deal with constant nerve pain?

How can I deal with constant nerve pain?

Talk: Talk with your doctor about the pain. There are a number of different medications that can help. The key is finding one that works without too many side affects. ...Read more

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How shall I deal with constant nerve pain?

See a doctor: See a neurologist or pain physician as soon as possible so they can help figure out the cause of your constant nerve pain. Constant nerve pain can be a sign of nerve compression which, over the long run, can result in permanent nerve damage. Constant nerve pain can also be a sign of an illness or a previous illness. ...Read more

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Is there anything to relieve alder nerve pain?

Yes: Nerve pain is treatable with multiple meds but it is most important to understand what is causing the pain. ...Read more

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Any cases of amytriptlene helping with nerve pain?

Might work: Amitryptyline is a rather old drug, but years ago was used for trigeminal neuralgia, migraine headache, shingles, etc. Likely would help modestly, but has substantial anti-cholinergic side effects, and newer agents such as Lyrica (pregabalin) seem better tolerated and more efficacious. ...Read more

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What kind of dr. Takes care of sciated nerve pain?

There are many: Generally it is good to start with your primary care physician who may evaluate the signs and symptoms and determine if indeed it is sciatica or something more serious. The pcp may initiate medications and physical therapy. They may also start the imaging process with MRI scans. If there is a herniated disc or stenosis they may refer you to a spine specialist (orthopedic or neurosurgery). ...Read more

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What are some good pain medications for nerve pain?

Nerve Pain: Docs might recommend medications such as neurontin, lyrica, (pregabalin) or gralise. Cymbalta, a medication normally used for depression, has also been used for nerve pain. These medications require monitoring by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more