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Nerve Damage From Lifting Heavy Weights
I take nuerontin for nerve damage, i'm gaining weight like crazy. Is this normal with this drug.What can I do?
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
Had an IM shot 5 days ago at weight loss dr in deltoid. Bruised & numbness in area?Could it have been injected incorrect & cause nerve damage?
Possible, unlikely: Most likely thing that occurred is swelling that's impacting the nerve. Swelling is common from iintramuscular injections. It is possible a nerve was struck, however permanent damage is unlikely. There is no specific treatment or therapy to be recommended- ice may be helpful medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may help symptoms otherwise it just requires time. Hope you feel well again soon. ...Read more
Will losing weight improve respiratory function enough to extend the time until mechanical vent is needed? Restrictive airway 2 to CMT 1A nerve damage
Do I have nerve damage because my hand feels numb? I’m a 45 year old male of average height and weight. A week ago, i fell a sleep with my right hand behind the back of my head. I woke up in the middle of the night and my arm was numb with no feeling. Wit
Nerves can get pinched by sleeping in funny positions, and this can result in temporary (and sometimes longer-lasting) numbness and weakness. A google search for the term "saturday night palsy" will reveal a "textbook example" of a not-so-common, but very well-recognized, nerve compression syndrome (in this case, of the radial nerve). Also, one of the contributing factors of carpal tunnel syndrome (pinching of the median nerve) may be hand position during sleep.
Other things can also cause numbness of the hands. Determining the cause involves a careful physical examination (which most doctors should be able to perform, but many cannot or do not), and sometimes requires special tests (including electrodiagnostic testing -- see my health guide at the link below) which probably get done more often than necessary.
Left undiagnosed and untreated, hand numbness can get worse, can become associated with weakness, and eventually cause inability to use the hands.
Indications that a doctor is qualified to diagnose the causes of hand numbness include board certification (such as by the american board of psychiatry and neurology and the american board of electrodiagnostic medicine). It is also a good idea to ensure that the board certified physician is the one who actually performs the examination, rather than a physician extender (pa or other) who is merely supervised by the physician. A thorough examination for hand numbness includes checking the strength of the major movements at each joint in the affected limb (fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, in this case), checking sensation in the entire affected limb up to and including the neck, checking reflexes at several points (forearms and both sides of the elbows at least), and checking coordination. This should be in addition to a general examination of the other limbs and major organs.
For more information, check:
http://www.Aanem.Org/education/patient-resources/common-disorders.Aspx. ...Read more
I have high pressure type ll diabetes nerve damage in my feet and fingers in order to lose weight I read the 28 egg diet will this help me or the african mango diet I worry about the hidden sugar in the fruit the question is what diet will be good for me
I was wondering what could be done about nerve damage? I had a large brain tumor removed 2 years ago. I lost my hearing in my right ear. The hardest part is that i cannot move the right side of my face. I had a weight put in my right eye lid to help me bl
Facial nerve injury may occur secondary to tumor, surgery, or bell's palsy, which is a viral syndrome. Functional and aesthetic changes occur from loss of the motor function of the facial nerve and autonomic function of the facial nerve (innervation to parotid salivary gland). Major symptoms include inability to raise the brow (frontalis muscle), inability to close the eye fully (orbicularis occuli muscle), inability to smile or raise the lip (zygomatic and levator muscles of the cheek), and inability to tightly close the mouth (orbilularis oris muscle). In patient s with bell's palsy, it is common that the nerves regrowing into the tear gland get "confused", resulting in crocodile tears (the eye starts tearing at the smell of food).
The best and most complicated treatment is nerve grafting, where functional nerves are attched from the base of the brain or functional muscles on the other side of the face.To the non-fuctioning muscles. This generally musct be done in the firat year after the injury. As the involved muscles undergo a pricess known as denervation atrophy.
The second most effective surgery is muscle trasfer and use of a gold implant. Slips of functioning muscle that don't depend on the facial nerve for function are transfered to the non-functioning muscles. This can be done for blink (temporalis muscle), and smile (temporalis msucle). The gold weight helps to lose the eye, as the muscle that opens the eye is still intact (levator occuli).
Other procedures can help the aesthetic complications. These include browlift, facelift, fat transfer, and relaxation of the opposing side of the face with botx cosmetic.
I would recommend that you seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience in this area. ...Read more
Is it common to have bilateral cts and bilateral rotator cuff tears adm then have ulnar nerve damage. I have lifted heavy cases for 30 years ?
You need emg : Have you had an emg? Yes with your line of work if repetitive motion then your answer is most likely yes ...Read more
I lost the throbbing, for 100% erection I have to flex my PC muscle.Lost morning wood.Did lots of penis exercisess in the last 5 years jelqs, hanging weights.How to heal possible nerve damage/scartissue?
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 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
I got inferior alveolar nerve damage 6 weeks ago sensation is back but my lip and gums still feel tight and heavy is this the last thing to come back?
I got glass in hand, heavy bleeding did quick first aid and stopped bleeding, X-ray in morning. Risk of infection or nerve damage ? I have no parasthe
Laceration : You may need stitches if there was heavy bleeding. If the glass was dirty then it is important to clean and disinfect the laceration. Rubbing alcohol is a good start for cleaning the site. Keep the hand elevated and use ice to reduce inflammation and swelling until you can get to a doctor to evaluate the laceration. ...Read more
I think I have ulnar nerve damage ! My pinky is numb and tingling and the side of my hand is numb .My ring finger feels heavy and weak .I put ice on b?
Ice on b?: Without knowing more information I cannot affirm whether your ulnar nerve is damaged. What is the mechanism of injury? How long have you been having the symptom? What makes it better or worse? Also, I am not sure what your question is. What do you mean when you write: "I put ice on b?" Please clarify. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Etiology: First find out why it is happening. There could be many reasons such as secondary to a disease like diabetes, a lack of a specific protein, a herniated disc in your back, a nutitional deficiency, an injury. First you need to find out why you got it and then you can move on from there. ...Read more
Pudendal Nerve: Root value is s2, (racepinephrine) s3, s4. If you have a L1 fracture, (pretty far: 5-6 inches from s2: l1, l2, l3, l4, l5, s1, s2, (racepinephrine) s3, s4, s5) in order to affect spinal cord and s2, (racepinephrine) 3, 4, a lot more things including strength in lower legs would be affected. If your strength in your legs fine, it would be difficult to imagine you affected the fibers coming out lower. http://www.pudendal.com. ...Read more
EMG-NCS: can overlook nerve damage in several ways. First, the condition may not be involving the particular nerves studied. (wrong nerves tested). secondly, as is often the case with autonomic and pure sensory nerve involvement the condition can escape detection because it is in a mild stage or we have no baseline with which to compare it (this is why nerve biopsy is sometimes ordered) ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the area of the brain or spinal cord involved and the severity of the involvement. There are numerous possible answers to your question. ...Read more
Theoretically and in reality it does not happen because nerves are very slippery and movable , and the acupuncture needles flexible.Because of that it is virtually impossible to pears a nerve.
Of cause care is being taken that nerves are avoided .
Acupuncture points are located along the fascias(very thin transparent tissues enveloping the muscles) and usually away from the nerves. ...Read more
Cubital tunnel: Most commonly, ulnar nerve is trapped at the level of the olecranon fossa at back of the elbow, and treatment can involve medication, pt, steroid injection, or surgical nerve transfer out of harms way. Less common, is involvement of median nerve at the front of the elbow. An EMG study can help guide treatment interventions. ...Read more
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
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
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