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Dr. William Goldie
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I have nerve damage on my back right shoulder blade and very painful, but he does not know why I am extremely itchy and have a few red spots their?

I have nerve damage on my back right shoulder blade and  very painful, but he does not know why I am extremely itchy and have a few red spots their?

? shingles ?: Very regional neuropathy, especially following a dermatome, may occur following herpes infection. This may cause very regional red spots or even blisters as well as dysesthesia with burning, itching, and intense pain. These may flare up now and then, but leave you with persistent discomfort. It is somewhat more common in the elderly, especially those with a history of bad chickenpox as a child. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


Dr. Paul Grin
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Can you tell me about nerve damage to shoulder?

Can you tell me about nerve damage to shoulder?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

See an orthopedist: See an orthopedist, have the issues evaluated and learn your treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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I have dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage. Will I ever recover?

See details: Why not ask your orthopedist. If you have not seen one, do so. One needs much more specific data to answer this question. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Tingling on left side back shoulder since pregnancy of third child. Could it be nerve damage from pregnancy it's been over 2 years.

Tingling on left side back shoulder since pregnancy of third child. Could it be nerve damage from pregnancy   it's been over 2 years.

Consider: Not sure whether this is or not related to your labor and delivery, but some diagnoses to be considered include: notalgia paresthetica, neck or thoracic spine problems, nerve issues over brachial plexus, intercostal nerve issues, etc. Perhaps a local neurologist can examine you and discern a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Neck& Shoulder pain for almost 3 years, in car accident 3 years ago. Xray and MRi normal, can it be nerve damage? will it come up in MRI? what else?

Neck& Shoulder pain for almost 3 years, in car accident 3 years ago. Xray and MRi normal, can it be nerve damage? will it come up in MRI? what else?

Maybe: Not all nerve damage will show up on an MRI - only that which is caused by a disc pushing on a nerve coming out of the spinal column. The next step would be to see a pain management specialist or neurologist to try and ascertain the diagnosis. Fibromyalgia may be the problem which is not uncommon after car accidents and whiplash injuries. ...Read more

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Dr. Jose luis Hernandez
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I've been on 25mcg Fentanyl patch & 25m OxyContin (5mg X 5/day) for 4.5 years due to pain/nerve damage C1-5 and L shoulder how do I wean off?

I've been on 25mcg Fentanyl patch & 25m OxyContin (5mg X 5/day) for  4.5 years due to pain/nerve damage C1-5 and L shoulder how do I wean off?

Under MD supervision: Weaning of opioid medication should be done under medical supervision. Every tapering regimen is individualized to each patient in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms. In addition, your doctor may start you on different non-opioid medications (Gabapentin, Cymbalta, etc) to help control the pain. I would recommend to ask your doctor who knows your history about weaning off your medications ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Kalter
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

No. Stimulants can : Constrict blood vesselsraise blood pressure (usually by 5-6 mm hg) & ? pulse (usually by 5-6 beats/minute), but they don't cause impingement of nerve roots with numbness, tingling & pain in the areas served by specific nerves. See your primary care to initiate evaluation for the cause of your symptoms. ...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


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