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Nerve Conditions In Children
Nerve conditions: Nerve conditions = problems related to the nervous system. ...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
I have had bone pain for 9 months. I have been tested for cancer, brain diseases, nerve conditions and any rheumatologic possibilities. Suggestions?
Skeletal x-ray, MRI: Many possibilities of bony pain- from muskuloskeletal, neurological etc. If I am not mistaken, you are recently diagnosed of having mgus 19 months ago, correct? I recommend you to get a skeletal bone survey to be done. If that is normal- you should consider pet scan (superior than skeletal bone survey) or MRI of spines to detect bony lesion that may be associated with your plasma cell disorder. ...Read more
Can nerve conditions mimic lupus symptoms? I have high ANA but no other positive lupus test. Severe muscle pain and all over itchiness for 1 year.
Trigeminal Neuralgia: I think you meant trigeminal neuralgia. If so, trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain. ...Read more
Herniated disc: The most common cause of a pinched nerve in a young person is a herniated disc. This occurs when some disc material-the cushion that exists between each vertebral body-protrudes out from its normal confines. It then squeezes or pinches a nerve root that is passing by. This leads to radiating pain and numbness down a limb. In the severe cases-weakness exists. Neurosurgery decompression is effective. ...Read more
Loss of sensation: I'm assuming you are referring to peripheral nerve degeneration, which typically affects the longest nerves (toes and feet followed by fingers and hands). Loss of sensation predisposes to skin trauma and ulcers as well as joint changes. Loss of strength typically occurs later in the course. ...Read more
Nerve diseases: Which disease you have on mind? Just don't get old! I guess the disease that comes to my mind is B12 deficiency which may be treated. It causes anemia, peripheral neuropathy and dementia. Check your levels during your yearly physical exam or if you have symptoms suggestive of the above. Other neurological conditions cannot be prevented. ...Read more
Several types: One type of degenerative nerve disease is when the sheath around the actual nerve fibers deteriorated, thus dramatically slowing the impulses traveling down the axon of the nerve. Other types include the development of inclusions within the nerve body itself damaging its ability to function. Also there are diseases wherein the glial support cells in the brain fall apart destroying the support. ...Read more
Neuropathy: The condition peripheral neuropathy affects the nerves that travel away from the spine out to the limbs (ie. The periphery). This is a diffuse process and usually the cause is a systemic issue as it is distributed throughout the body. Some of the common causes of peripheral neuropathy include diabetes mellitus, autoimmune disease, drugs. ...Read more
Can a tetanus shot be harmful if you already have a nerve condition, such as demyelinating polyneuropathy?
NOT REALLY: I do not believe that tetanus shots provide any significant nerve damage risk to otherwise healthy pts, and there is NO evidence, or relationship to worsening of chronic demyelinating polyneuritis, after a tetanus injection. Do not worry, but do get treatment for this by regular IVIG infusions. ...Read more
Reason as to why sister 15yrs 96lbs has high blood pressure? She has a nerve condition could that be a reason as to why it is so high thank you!!
Legs/arms falling: Asleep are from pressure on nerves or decreased blood flow, in that order. Numbness and tingling from nerve pressure is common during sleep when we don't move much. The numbness etc is temporary malfunction of the sensory part of the nerve. Temporary floppieness is a malfunction of the signals sent from the spine to the muscles. As long as its temporary, it's normal. ...Read more
Had nerve condition test and muscle test said no nerve damage but muscle damage in L-5 back and left leg do not understand leg numb tingling months?
Suggest: Make a Concierge appointment, provide your records, and let's discuss all of this. ...Read more
I've been having consistent stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade with numbness in my left hand. X-rays did not show anything. Mri of my neck showed mild degenerative disc disease in c6-c7 with no pinching of the nerve. Condition started gradually and n
EMG: Would have a very careful clinical examination performed and an EMG to better elucidate the problem. ...Read more
Congenital: Usually congenital-idiopathic. Rarely a brain tumor. Sometimes post-viral infection. But surely you discussed this with the ophthalmologist, no? ...Read more
It depends: Sciatic nerve injury is not common in childerns, it depend on the cause of the injury the treatment will be. ...Read more
All the nerves on hands legs and full body appear swollen and v visible...for my two children aged eight and ten. This has happened only now?
Consult doctor: From your description it looks like the these may be swollen veins, along with some allergic reaction in two children. these children might have developed reaction, either to some food they had or exposed to some plant -as poison ivy. Take them to your doctor, for check up and treatment. ...Read more
35 yrs old 4 children and have bad knee pain with nerve pain running down both legs especially when sitting down or in bed more pain when I go gym?
Good Examination: Not sure if your pregnancy history has a role in your current pain? There are some pregnancy related back problems. You have symptoms of discogenic pain and sciatica. At this point I would recommend a good history and examination to better diagnosis your problem. Therapy would be a good first step. However, not all therapy is the same; it is very dependent on the diagnosis and examination. ...Read more
I'm a mother to 4 children sine having my last 3 years ago I have had nerve pain running down both my legs is this caused from having children thankyo?
I have 2 children and I am type 1 diabetic for 21 yrs and I have severe nerve pain in my arms n hands for past 5 yrs isit neuropathy or carpal tunnel?
Could be either:
Diabetic neuropathy usually affects the feet before it affects the hands and arms. However, your symptoms could be coming either from carpal tunnel or from peripheral neuropathy.
Symptoms from carpal tunnel are usually most intense in the thumb, index and middle fingers and are worsened by repetitive motion. Clumsiness, and weakness in the hands also occurs commonly in cts. An EMG is needed. ...Read more
See below: Once the fracture is treated the usual management of a radial nerve injury would be one of waiting. The nerve could have been damaged by the fracture, or could be compressed by swelling of the tissues around the fracture site. Talk with your orthopedic surgeon and see if nsaids might be a good option, or if other therapy is indicated. ...Read more