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Can a severed bicep tendon cause permanent nerve damage (numbness) in fingertips?

brachial radial nerv: If the brachial plexus is affected can damage axillary radial musculocutaneous nerve may be affected also trigger points along the whole arm may become irritated which can mimic actual nerve damage. Electrodiagnostic testing will elucidate true nerve damage. Surgical repair and opysical therapy strongly considered in this case. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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


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Was taking 5400 mg of DLPA daily for about 2 weeks. Started feeling the symptoms of nerve damage (pain, numbness, tingling). Could this be permanent?

Was taking 5400 mg of DLPA daily for about 2 weeks. Started feeling the symptoms of nerve damage (pain, numbness, tingling). Could this be permanent?

Unlikely: Some toxic neuropathies can be reversed if the offending agent can be removed. The issue is what type of damage was caused and how severe it is. This will determine if and how long it will take to regenerate. If you had intermittent symptoms this is the mildest form. If the symptoms were persistent only time will tell ...Read more

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Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot. ...Read more

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,if the entire retrodiscal tmj tissue breaks could it lead also to nerve damage? ( as numbness on the eye lid,mouth corner etc).

,if the entire retrodiscal tmj  tissue breaks could it lead also to nerve damage? ( as numbness on the eye lid,mouth corner etc).

It is possible: because the retrodiscal tissue is vascular and highly innervated. See Orofacial Pain specialist for evaluation and redirection of the condylar loading forces from the retrodiscal tissue to the intermediate zone. ...Read more

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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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Can stills Disease or perhaps the auto-immune repressive medications, cause nerve damage to the fingers (Numbness and pain)?

Can stills Disease or perhaps the auto-immune repressive medications, cause nerve damage to the fingers (Numbness and pain)?

Suspect illness : Suspect that this may be related more to Still or an overlap. We might consider associated carpal tunnel or neuropathy or vasculitis and less likely the medications ...Read more

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I have nerve damage in my neck, numbness and burning in my right thigh and poor coordination and muscle strength?

I have nerve damage in my neck, numbness and burning in my right thigh and poor coordination and muscle strength?

Several issues?: First, the problem in right thigh sounds c/w meralgia paresthetica, an issue with the lat femoral cutaneous nerve. The muscle issues could be secondary to nerve compression in neck, but beware of spinal cord compression as another explanation. Get a thorough neurological or neurosurgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?

Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?

Yes: You describe symptoms of radiculopathy which is when a nerve malfunctions due to some type of pressure on the nerve. You should see your family md for evaluation and they can do an MRI for evaluation. Of course, before surgery, you should try physical therapy and epidural steroid injections if possible. ...Read more

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Have lumbar nerve root damage numbness in leg, ,doctor put me on Cipro for bacterial infection in urine. ,is that a good medicine ?

Have lumbar nerve root damage numbness in leg, ,doctor put me on Cipro for bacterial infection in urine. ,is that a good  medicine  ?

Please repost: Please repost and explain the relationship in your thinking between lumbar nerve root damage and a urinary tract infection. I don't see the connection. Also, please include the answer you got to your question about ciprofloxacin from the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic; or, if you did not ask your doctor, please state why not. ...Read more

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