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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

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...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