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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Overview)

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.


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How long does nerve damage from B12 defeciancy take to heal?

How long does nerve damage from B12 defeciancy take to heal?

B12 nerve damage: Healing of nerves after vitamin B12 deficiency takes different amounts of time, depending on how severe and how long lasting the deficiency was. Nerves also heal slowly. They do not heal until after the B12 level is restored to normal. In my experience, recovery takes 2-3 months, although I have seen it take 12 months, and sometimes healing is not complete. Most cases have a good outcome. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
1,333 doctors shared insights

Nerve Damage (Overview)

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.


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Can vagus nerve damage be a symptom of ms?

Can vagus nerve damage be a symptom of ms?

UNUSUAL: Lesions in the lower brainstem, medulla oblongata are rather rare, but if they do occur, one might encounter problems with speech, such as a dysphonia, or a strained speech pattern. If there is widespread inflammation, also involving glossopharyngeal nerve, might see dysphagia, or swallowing problems. Likely the internal organs such as heart, lungs, GI tract would not be involved. ...Read more

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Living with Neuropathy (Checklist)

Monitor blood sugar levels
Once
Wear loose-fitting shoes
Once
Abstain from alcohol
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Stop smoking
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How can you distinguish the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and symptoms of nerve damage?

How can you distinguish the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and symptoms of nerve damage?

See below: Trauma to peripheral nerve causes local pain, numbness, weakness. Parkinson's, affects older males more than females, and is associated with resting tremor, gait imbalance, muscular stiffness, masked facies, perhaps loss of cognition, trouble swallowing, constipation, etc. A good neurologist can sort this out and direct therapy. ...Read more

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Could a disc herniation (l4, l5)lead to permanent nerve damage. If so what are signs of nerve damage around l4, L5 does nerve damage show on a mri?

Could a disc herniation (l4, l5)lead to permanent nerve damage. If so what are signs of nerve damage around l4, L5 does nerve damage show on a mri?

It is possible: If any nerve is compressed severely for a long time it can be permanently damaged damage at l4- could cause foot drop it is possible to see compression on MRI but injury would not necessarily be seen. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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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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On feb 20th i had a diagnostic laproscopy and d&c done. I suffered what i believe is nerve damage to my right leg I have numbnes in my thigh and sensitive pain to touch in the area from my pelvic down to my knee I've been on heavy pain medication but stil

On feb 20th i had a diagnostic laproscopy and d&c done. I suffered what i believe is nerve damage to my right leg I have numbnes in my thigh and sensitive pain to touch in the area from my pelvic down to my knee I've been on heavy pain medication but stil

First : First of all, follow up with your doctor. There are pain medications aimed at relieving nerve pain. The good news here is that nerves regenerate and heal themselves. If you did suffer nerve damage or irritation it will improve over time. However, you need to see your doctor to make sure this is really the issue. Best of luck. ...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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Can a chiropractor make a referral for tests for nerve damage?

Yes: It is a rare chiropractor who can make this diagnosis let alone give a referral to a real doctor. But in most states and most insurance plans, they can make a referral for nerve damage. ...Read more

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Two part ? Whats the difference bettween an EMG and nerve conduction test AND is it more painful or less if you have nerve damage?

Two part ? Whats the difference bettween an EMG and nerve conduction test AND  is it more painful or less if you have nerve damage?

There are two parts: Nerve conduction study: Electrodes are put on skin over a nerve. Mild electric shocks (not painful) cause axons to transmit action potentials (nerve impulses). Velocity & amplitude (speed & strength) of impulses are measured. This measures nerve's function. Electromyogram: Needle electrodes are stuck in muscles innervated by a nerve. Electrical activity of muscle => data on nerve function. ...Read more

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Could orthodontal work cause nerve damage?

Something Else: Nerve damage may need to evaluated by a dentist that is very familiar with TMJ ; muscle dysfunction as well as a neurologist. The source of nerve damage needs to be determined otherwise it generally gets worse over time. ...Read more

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Does mononeuritis complex mean nerve damage? Can a mitex foot anchor cause nerve damage? Can a person be allergic to the mitex foot anchor?

Does mononeuritis complex mean nerve damage? Can a mitex foot anchor cause nerve damage? Can a person be allergic to the mitex foot anchor?

Possible...but : There are documented cases of being alleric to titanium, but it is not common. I really don't think it would cause nerve damage. Usually it is a rash....http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crior/2013/932167/ ...Read more

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If a chiropractor will see me., does he treat nerve damage?

Always will see you: Chiropractors cannot treat nerve damage. They will insist they can. They can relieve the discomfort a little with deep massage but cannot diagnose or cure nerve damage. See your regular doctor first and perhaps an orthopedic specialist or neurologist for nerve damage. ...Read more

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How can a patient be treated that has painful nerve damage as a reult of varicose vein laser ablation from knee to ankle?

Nerve damage: Nerve damage is a difficulty problem, no matter how it occurred. EVLT of the saphenous vein does have a small risk of "heating" a adjacent nerve & leading to nerve damage which can cause chronic pain. If often improves with time & can also leave some numbness of the adjacent skin. Recommend exercise to stimutate blood flow & neuropathy med such as neurontin (gabapentin) if the pain is severe. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Please help! what is the cure/treatment for nerve damage caused by oral surgery?

Dental paresthesia: Most cases of dental paresthesia will spontaneously resolve within days, weeks, or months. Those cases that last beyond 6 to 9 months are considered permanent. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do you cure nerve damage in the foot?

No cure: Nerve damaged can't be cured. It can be relieved or reduced in symptoms. Nerves take a long time to heal in order of 1cm per month. ...Read more

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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