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Does chinese medicine work for nerve damage?

Does chinese medicine work for nerve damage?

Traditional Chinese: With complete damage or loss of function, probably not. ...Read more

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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Hi doctor could you tell me Abilify (aripiprazole) medicine with 15mg for disease nerve damage eyes can use or can't use?

Hi doctor could you tell me Abilify (aripiprazole) medicine with 15mg for disease nerve damage eyes can use or can't use?

Abilify-eye effects: Abilify (aripiprazole) & similar meds can reportedly cause blurred vision & can elevate blood sugar. The elevated blood sugar (especially in diabetics) is probably the cause of the blurred vision (look up chemosis). No specific damage to eyes is mentioned in medical literature. If you're diabetic, discuss this side effect with prescribing doc. If problem persists/worsens, see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is there medice for backward ejaulation// can backward ejaculation be fixed///// nerve damage from back sur.

Is there medice for backward ejaulation// can backward ejaculation be fixed///// nerve damage from back sur.

Let me explain: If your retrograde ejaculation is the result of severe damage to the nerves or muscles of your bladder, then it may not be possible to restore normal ejaculation. If this is the case, and you are hoping to father a child, a fertility specialist may be able to help. ...Read more

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Could statin drugs cause nerve damage (polyneuropathy)?

Could statin drugs cause nerve damage (polyneuropathy)?

Nerve damage: There are case reports but no definitive studies that show that statins cause nerve damage or polyneuropathy. Often there are other causes for the neuropathy that can be explained by a careful history, blood work, and a nerve test by a neurologist. ...Read more

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I take nuerontin for nerve damage, I'm gaining weight like crazy. Is this normal with this drug. What can I do?

I take nuerontin for nerve damage, I'm gaining weight like crazy. Is this normal with this drug. What can I do?

Yes: Weight gain is a common side effect of gabapentin. To minimize it you must markedly reduce carbohydrate intake and control portion size. Exercising regularly also helps. ...Read more

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Received permanent nerve damage on back of head and suffer severe headaches would nerve decompression work for this, medicine doesn't.

Received permanent nerve damage on back of head and suffer severe headaches would nerve decompression work for this, medicine doesn't.

Possibly: I would recommend seeing a neurosurgeon first. If they can't help, then I would recommend a pain management specialist or a palliative medicine specialist. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment in form of medicine available to better circulation in lower legs apart from angioplasty and byass. Can nerve damage be reveresed?

Is there a treatment in form of medicine available to better circulation in lower legs apart from angioplasty and byass. Can nerve damage be reveresed?

Spinal Cord: A spinal cord stimulator has been shown to improve circulation. It is done regularly in Europe. It is approved in United States but most surgeons won't refer a patient for it.
Can nerve damage be reversed. A nerve regrows for up to a year. Whatever damage remains after a year is unlikely to improve. ...Read more

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Is there any other form of pain medicine that's non adictive which works as well as vicodin? I have a decentigrating knee and nerve damage. Ib profin and tylonal just doesn't cut it. I am currently taking vicodin perscribed by pain dr. But I herd that it c

Local therapy: There is a little evidence that supplements like chondroitin and glucosamine may help a little bit, and local anesthetic patches like Lidoderm might be helpful as well. Capsaicin cream can also help reduce the pain. Anti-inflammatory meds work, but you have to take prescription doses (ibuprofen 400-800 mg three to four times daily or naprosyn (naproxen) 500 mg twice a day) regularly for good effect. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and nerve damage from carpal tunnel surgery. I have no feeling in fingers or hands. Which medicines are best?

I have fibromyalgia and nerve damage from carpal tunnel surgery. I have no feeling in fingers or hands. Which medicines are best?

Several options: Both fibromyalgia and peripheral nerve damage are treated with medications such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin. In addition to these medications, Cymbalta and or Elavil are used to treat your condition.
You need to discuss this with your doctor. Keep in mind that you may never recover the feeling in your hands or fingers if you have true nerve damage. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage heal?

Yes: If the damage does not cause the nerve to be completely cut, then healing can occur. If a nerve has been cut, it will need to be reconnected in order to grow. Nerve grows about 1 mm/day, so depending on where the injury is, it may take over a year for recovery. It is difficult after a nerve is cut to get 100% recovery, but some return of sensation can be expected after repair. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage repair itself?

Can nerve damage repair itself?

Sometimes: A broad question, because there are many ways a nerve can be damaged: compression (carpal tunnel), crush, cut, etc. A "bruised" nerve can heal itself; it grows back at about 1 inch/month. If the nerve is divided, it may occasionally heal, but more often needs surgical repair--and this doesn't always result in return of function. ...Read more

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Does a m r I show nerve damage?

Does a m r I show nerve damage?

Not really: An EMG is the best test for nerve damage. The MRI can show evidence of compression or damage but cannot quantitate it or really confirm its extent. In most cases. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage reverse itself?

Can nerve damage reverse itself?

Variable: Generically, if only the coverings of a nerve are involved (myelin), and healing begins, it will take about 4 weeks. If the central portion of the nerve fibre is involved (axon), recovery is the speed of finger nail growth (.1 mm daily). Depends on location, causation, and whether successful treatment is available. ...Read more

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How permanent can nerve damage be?

Very permanent: Your question is not open to an answer because you offer no specifics. What nerve? How severe is the involvement? ...Read more

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How to know if I have nerve damage?

Nerve damage?: Please consult with your primary care physician or a neurologist for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have nerve damage?

How do I know if I have nerve damage?

Nerve injury: An examination would be the place to start. If there is evidence of a nerve problem it could be further evaluated as to extent of injury with electro diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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Could nerve damage really be repaired?

Yes and no: A severed or ruptured nerve theoretically can be repaired surgically, but that does not guarantee complete healing and normal function. Nerves do have the ability to regenerate. New connection can be made to bridge the area of injury. This takes time and most healing will occur within the first year after injury. Ultimately, your body will do the best it can to heal the injury. ...Read more

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What can happen if I have nerve damage?

Nerve damage: Nerve damage most often leads to either burning pain, weakness and numbness.

The most important thing to do is to try to identify the cause of the nerve injury and if possible to treat it. ...Read more

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What should I do about the nerve damage?

What should I do about the nerve damage?

Nerve pain: You must be treated by a neurologist or pain physician. Do your best to try non-addictive pills first. Pain medicines, opioids, should be back up medicines and not your first choice. ...Read more

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What is good to take for painful nerve damage?

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Nerve pain: There are some medications used to treat neuropathy. It can be anti-seizure medications like Lyrica (pregabalin) or gabapentin, antidepressants like cymbalta, or tca. .. ...Read more

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Ok so if I do have nerve damage, what can I do now?

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See a doctor: You need to see a doctor for evaluation. A nerve test would be helpful to identify the cause and the extend of nerve damage. The general treatment would involve therapy, medications, and possible some nerve blocks. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my husband with nerve damage?

Nerve damage: Trearment is directed at the cause of the nerve damage. Too vague to answer with specifics. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage result from taking pain medication?

If too much: Any medication or drug can cause damage if taken too much and too often. Pain medications are designed to affect nerves to reduce the bad signals. They must be used appropriately or they can cause too much effect and result in damage. Abuse of pain medications has become a major problem. Many patients end up with chronic pain due to excessive use of pain medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nerve damage?

What is the definition or description of: nerve damage?

A: 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 surgical repair if needed. ...Read more

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What causes sensory nerve damage, what could help repair it?

Not so simple: Need to provide diagnosis of cause so that the actual pathology can be addressed. If you possess a true sensory small fibre neuropathy, this does need confirmation via a skin punch biopsy. You could have an immune disorder, amyloidosis, diabetes, b-12 deficiencies. Repair maybe possible, and medical foods may be useful. A few neurologists deal with these problems and can guide you. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is a test to determine nerve damage?

Please tell me if there is a test to determine nerve damage?

EMG/NCS: The best study to evaluate nerve injury is emg/ncs - nerve conduction study. These are preformed by a neurologist. It involves placing small needles and passing a small amount of current through them.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How will u know if there is any nerve damage. With your child?

Using the site: You can get the most from this site when you provide adequate background info to support your question. You have not indicated important things like the history, age, nerves or symptoms involved. In the absence of this info, we cannot begin to respond to the question. Physicians donate their time to answer questions. Any fees keep the site open. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's a test to determine nerve damage?

Nerve damage: Can be detected via electrical studies such as electromyogram and nerve conduction studies. Under certain conditions, nerve biopsy can aid in the etiology. ...Read more

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What is a great solution for a person with chronic nerve damage?

What is a great solution for a person with chronic nerve damage?

No easy answer: Depends on what the cause of your nerve damage, your other health issues if any, and your functional status (disabled or just chronic discomfort). Be sure you get an evaluation by a board certified neurologist and possibly a chronic pain specialist if pain is a major part of your condition. If there is an underlying condition causing it, that should be addressed as well (such as diabetes). ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


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