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When a man has compression neuropathies, what does it mean?

When a man has compression neuropathies, what does it mean?

Pressure: Usually a compression neuropathy means that something is pushing on a nerve. Sciatica is common - frequently a disc in the spine puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Compression Neuropathies (Definition)

The term compression neuropathy refers to the development of signs or symptoms related to mechanical compression of a peripheral nerve. A common example is carpal tunnel syndrome, in which the median nerve can become compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel potentially causing pain, numbness and atrophy in the hand and fingers. There are many more ...Read more


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What are the most common symptoms of compression neuropathies?

What are the most common symptoms of compression neuropathies?

Numbness, tingling: Compression of nerves interferes with their circulation, causing numbness and tingling. When severe or chronic it can cause constant or permanent loss of sensation and muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do for compression neuropathies at home?

Try a brace: The most common compression neuropathy is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a pinched nerve in the wrist that causes numbness and tingling in her fingers. You can try wearing a wrist brace that you can buy over-the-counter in the pharmacy. Wear the brace at night when you sleep, this prevents the wrist from bending down this takes the pressure off the nerve relieving the symptoms. ...Read more

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How will compression neuropathies affect other parts of my health?

How will compression neuropathies affect other parts of my health?

It dosen't: Compression neuropathies aka pinched nerve can cause symptoms of pain, numbness and tingling in the affected area but does not have any other effects on your health. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Compression neuropathies?

What is the definition or description of: Compression neuropathies?

Nerve entrapment: The term compression neuropathy refers to the development of signs or symptoms related to mechanical compression of a peripheral nerve. A common example is carpal tunnel syndrome, in which the median nerve can become compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel potentially causing pain, numbness and atrophy in the hand and fingers. There are many more examples throughout the body. ...Read more

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My sister has compression neuropathies. Should I be worried about it?

My sister has compression neuropathies. Should I be worried about it?

Most Likely: The most common compression neuropathy is carpal tunnel syndrome. Compression neuropathies can be mild and no problem or can be severe leading to permanent tingling, numbness, and weakness. What area is the compression neuropathy? And how symptomatic is she? ...Read more

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Do you know of any new treatment for compression neuropathies?

Do you know of any new treatment for compression neuropathies?

Endoscope: Depending on what nerve compressed. The usual treatment needs to be getting rid of the compression. Some nerves can be decompressed via a minimally invasive way or endoscope. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is compression neuropathies?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is compression neuropathies?

Examination: A good physical examination can diagnose a compression neuropathy. This diagnosis can be confirmed with tests such as mris and emgs (nerve tests). ...Read more

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My pediatrician says my child may have compression neuropathies, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My pediatrician says my child may have compression neuropathies, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Nerve pressure: Compression is the same thing as pressure. The medical term refers to problems with nerves (numbness, tingling, weakness, pain) caused by something pushing on those nerves. The something can be bone, ligament, muscle or other soft tissue. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is compression neuropathy?

What sort of disorder is compression neuropathy?

Pinched Nerve: A compressive neuropathy is a condition when I nerve in the arms or legs have pressure on them. The most common is carpal tunnel syndrome. Depending upon the severity they can be treated with splinting, injections of cortisone, physical therapy and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Can hypokalemia make pre existing neuropathy, and or nerve root compression worse? Or seem worse?

Can hypokalemia make pre existing neuropathy, and or nerve root compression worse? Or seem worse?

There is no clear: Correlation between hypokalemia and neuropathy, but there have been patient reports. No one really knows but I suppose it could happen. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Nerve entrapment: Each of these has particular symptoms and causes which may help to sort them out

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Pregablin. Is it good for nerve compression and neuropathy for a diabetic heart patient?

Pregablin. Is it good for nerve compression and neuropathy for a diabetic heart patient?

Yes: That is specifically one of its indications. You have to start with a small dose (150 mg a day) and gradually work up to 300 to 600 mg a day in divided doses. Not everyone responds but it's worth trying. ...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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Could I have a compression fracture if neuropathy pain suddenly got so severe in my right leg, hip and shin bone in excruciating pain for 7 days nons?

Could I have a compression fracture if neuropathy pain suddenly got so severe in my right leg, hip and shin bone in excruciating pain for 7 days nons?

Possible: These are symptoms consistent of nerve impingement somewhere. A compression fracture is one potential cause especially if you have fallen. Regardless of the cause, you should seek medical care. If you loose control of your bowel, bladder or go numb in the genitals please get to an emergency room. ...Read more

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What is the best neuropathy medicine?

Tough call: Every medication has its pros and cons. A good practitioner will use the entire medication profile to his/her advantage. First of all, your choice of meds depends on the exact symptoms: is it sharp, aching, numbing, burning? Do you have trouble sleeping, is mood or anxiety an issue? Do you have high blood pressure? Have you ever had an ulcer? Are you over/ underweight? So there's no "best" really. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for neuropathy?

Topic is too broad: Neuropathy is not a single disease - it is a complication found in a number of different conditions. If a single or multiple nerves are affected by neuropathy, the cause is targeted for treatment, but if the cause cannot be corrected, symptomatic pain relief takes place.
Rec: see a pain management specialist for diagnosis and cause treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if positive drug caused neuropathy what should I do to stop it from progressing?

Neurologist: You should first be evaluated by a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in nerves. He or she can order a nerve test if necessary.
If the pain is sharp, burning, stabbing, or tingling, you may be treated with lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, cymbalta, or elavil. ...Read more

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Is Gralise 1200mg a good drug to treat neuropathy?

Is Gralise 1200mg a good drug to treat neuropathy?

Yes: Gralise {gabapentin} js used to treat neuropathy and can be slowly increased to a maximum of 1800mg daily. Though officially approved by the FDA for neuropathy following shingles, it is used for diabetic and other neuropathies. Do not stop suddenly and follow directions faithfully. ...Read more

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Can atenolol cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Can atenolol cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

No...: Atenolol can cause a transient (passing) numbess that may last 10 to 15 minutes after taking the medicine, but true neuropathy, no. ...Read more

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Can protonix (pantoprazole) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Can protonix (pantoprazole) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Not likely but repor: Out of34699 reported all side effects feom protonix (pantoprazole) out o which 56 had neuropathy and that is 0.16&
There is no way to knowif theneuropathy is directly as result of Protonix (pantoprazole) or coincidence ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for the peripheral neuropathy in diabetic pt.?

What is the drug of choice for the peripheral neuropathy in diabetic pt.?

Neurontin (gabapentin): I typically start with Neurontin as it has a generic. Other drugs include Lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta, but they tend to be more expensive. Remember all drugs have side effects and the inial goal of treatment is sugar control. ...Read more

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Can some medicines make peripheral neuropathy worse?

Can some medicines make peripheral neuropathy worse?

Yes: Radiation therapy for cancers have been reported to cause neuropathy, recently, there have been reports of metformin, a medication given to diabetics as a cause of neuropathy so one has to be careful when taking medications to be aware of and report any side effects. ...Read more

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Can avapro (irbesartan) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Can avapro (irbesartan) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Unlikely: There are numerous causes of neuropathy, even some secondary to compression locally. Many medications can cause a bilateral widespread polyneuropathy, but Avapro (irbesartan) is not usually a culprit. Might check with your doctor and decide whether to continue your medication. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take medicine such as gabapentin, etc if you don't know what is causing your neuropathy?

Is it beneficial to take medicine such as gabapentin, etc if you don't know what is causing your neuropathy?

Assuming: It provides relieves from the pain or discomfort of neuropathy, it is definitely worthwhile. You don't need to know the cause to benefit from treatment. ...Read more

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What test need to be run for a neuropathy diagnosis and can it be cured and is there a better drug than neurotin?

What test need to be run for a neuropathy diagnosis and can it be cured and is there a better drug than neurotin?

EMG-NCV: Electromyography with nerve conduction velocities is a common way of diagnosing neuropathy (specifically peripheral neuropathy). There are a number of other medicines besides neurontin, such as lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta and the tricyclic class. Hope you feel better. Soon. ...Read more