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Nerve Blocks In The Knee
Highly Variable: My experience in my patients is that for the most part nerve blocks (whether in the lumbar or cervical spines) are not overly successful in terms of duration or amount of relief. The reason is simple. That type of pain management is purely symptomatic & never treats the cause. Pain blocks will NEVER help numbness since that is the result of the neuropathy which is what has to be fixed. ...Read more
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
Which kind of nerve impingement arising from the shoulder refers pain to the medial epicondyle if the humerus?
Ulnar nerve: Typically, if you have pain along the medial epicondyle, that is where the ulnar nerve travels. If you have impingement upon this nerve there are usually other symptoms including numbness and tingling in the 4th and 5th fingers. In the extreme situations there may be weakness of these fingers. There is often pain when tapping over the nerve at the medial epicodyle. ...Read more
Not at all: Localized swelling in a limb implies that there is a local inflammatory reaction going on or possibly a vascular block a pinched nerve, however, will cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Some people describe a feeling as if they were swollen but swelling does not actually occur in a localized area as you are describing. ...Read more
Pain Management: Is an epidural injection in the lumbar spine the same thing as a nerve block? Nerve block different than a denervation?
Cause of random, very intense spasmodic pain in my medial left leg 6-8 inches superior to the knee joint along pathway of saphenous nerve?
Does sciatica always come from the lumbar region? Can you get sciatica radiating down the buttock to leg into the foot from nerve compression in the calf?
Sciatica: is not caused by nerve compression in the lower leg. You must have been issued a faulty owners manual. You had it right the first time. You can also get sciatica from compression of the nerve in the pelvis or upper thigh (in which case discomfort in the buttocks would not occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small: Not that these cannot occur, but considering the number of these types of injections that are done, they are rare - especially done " by the books" or with the proper technique which is by giving it in the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks, away from the sciatic notch where the nerve is.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infraorbital nerve. Is the foraminotomy possible at that place in order to release compressed v2 nerve ?
Infraorbital nerve : This nerve is decompressed during orbito zygomatic procedures...I guess if you were having pain in that area that it could be done. Make sure your condition isn't from trigeminal neuralgia from vascular compression of the 5th cranial nerve at the brain stem not orbit. Seek consultation from a neurologist or vascular neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Yes: Going down the leg is more sever form than local pain only. ...Read more
Yes and Yes: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg or even the groin area. The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a person loose muscle mass in the leg from having a compressed nerve in the lumbar spine right at the nerve root and if so is the reversible ?
Yes: Chronic sciatica can cause not only numbess but also weakness and with time atrophy. Unfortunately, sometimes even with surgery to decompress the nerve, the weakness and atrophy may still persist. These type of findings may be a good indication for surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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