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Nerve Damage In Colon
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
You asked for it: Sympathetic fibers from the spinal cord lead to the celiac ganglion (foregut) and superior (midgut) and inferior (hindgut) mesenteric ganglia. Parasympathetic fibers arise from the vagus (innervate the foregut and midgut (through transverse colon)) and the hindgut (pelvic nerves which innervate the descending colon, sigmoid, and rectum). Does that answer your question? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Nerve injury implies some kind of damage to the nerve itself. While spinal cord and nerves are both nervous tissue, nerves typically are structures that have branched outside the spinal cord. Injury to the sciatic nerve, for example, is not considered a spinal cord injury. They are very different structures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can MRI detect irritation/inflammation of the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves in the pelvis?
Yes it can.: Electrophysiologic study is the standard way of checking for nerve entrapment. Lately, with the advent of new technologies, MRI & mr neurograpy can be used as diagnostic tools as well. Take care! http://m.Radiographics.Rsna.Org/content/30/4/983.Long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?
Could : Whether there is damage (let alone whether it is permanent) can be best determined by a good neurologic exam and may require an emg. ...Read more
Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?
Not really.: Spinal CORD runs from brain down spine encased in column of vertebral bones. Spinal NERVE exits between bones providing movement and sensation to a very specific body area. Damage to NERVE can produce loss of function and sensation only in a local area. Damage to CORD can produce loss of function and sensation below the level of the injury. Injury above C4 paralyses respiration - often fatal ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Bone cancers often pierce through the cortex, outer shell, of the bone and invade surrounding tissue. This spread can involve any tissue in the vicinity, including nerves. If the nerves are involved and damaged by the tumor, the muscles supplied by the nerves will not function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can degenerative disc disease cause (nerve damage) lack of sensation in the legs or even tingling in the penis?
Maybe--see Dr: 42 isn't that old for DJD to be assumed to be the culprit, and prolonged symptoms may worsen or become irreversible--so see your dr or a neurologist (either for start--after mri, may meet spine surgeon)--asap. Penile issues are often sacral (2-3-4), which could be a stenosis problem? Need MRI to help identify. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many facets: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Nerve injuries do recover if the ends of the severed nerve are sewn together by a hand surgeon. Beware that it is a very slow process. Nerves grow back 1 inch per month from the cut end out to the finger tips, so expect months before feeling may start to come back, though initial feeling may be more like the pins and needles of a nerve waking up before any quality sensation comes back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can degeneration of the C5-C6 vertebra cause episodic syncope due to vagus nerve damage or entrapment?
No but VBI might: VertebroBasilar Insufficiency (VBI) - The vertebral arteries run up the back of the neck thru tunnels (foramen) in the vertebrae (bones of spine). Some neck maneuvers can compress the artery where it passes thru the foramen. While not usually syncope, this can cause vertigo & drop attacks via buckling of the knees usually in older folks with degenerative spinal problems. aka beauty parlor syndrome. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Could external trauma from getting hit in the throat very hard permanently damage the vagus nerve in the region? Causing dysphagia and VCD?
External trauma is not likely to damage vagus nerve but you should have doctor check you out for damage to the larynx.
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Is there an autoimmune disease of the CNS or spine that targets tissue in nerve sheaths, leading to weakening of the sheath, tumor formation in the sheath, and episodic worsening of nerve impairment?
In glaucoma, please define what minimal damage to the optic nerve is. A certain percentage of damage?
Detectable: The best research indicates that the optic nerve (as studied by scanning of its structure and observation of it surface architecture) will have some change indicating damage well before there is any functional problem. In this context then, minimal damage is observable change, prior to the onset of visual or functional measured change. ...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