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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

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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Can anyone have "nerve damage" pain after a past spinal fusion surgery?

Can anyone have "nerve damage" pain after a past spinal fusion surgery?

Yes: Failed back surgery syndrome ihappens in up to 1/3 of back surgery (and neck surgery patients). Injury to nerves during surgery happens in some of these cases. ...Read more

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How long will nerve damage pain last after a 5-way bypass? It has been 17 months since the surgey

How long will nerve damage pain last after a 5-way bypass? It has been 17 months since the surgey

That's long: It depends what kind of nerve damage you're referring to. The area from which the left internal mammary artery was dissected (corresponding to the left side of your sternum) remains painful for 1-2 years and then often becomes numb. A paralyzed phrenic nerve will never regenerate. Post op stroke recovery is variable depending on extent. Generally, at 17 months, you may not see much further change. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nerve damage pain to centralize on the brain. Had dental implant 5 months ago & have tingling chin & lip. Need to decide to have surgery now or wait to see if it heals more.

How long does it take for nerve damage pain to centralize on the brain. Had dental implant 5 months ago & have tingling chin & lip. Need to decide to have surgery now or wait to see if it heals more.

Sounds like: You describe symptoms in the distribution of the mental branch of the trigeminal nerve, and you should report this to your dentist. Might spontaneously resolve over 3-4 weeks, and may represent only a very transient issue. Also, discuss the pace of dental surgery with your dentist. ...Read more

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I have arachnoiditis from a l5s1 fusion. Activity increases pain level. With permanent nerve damage, no pain, no gain does not apply! activity suggestions?

Not uncommon: This is indeed a challenge for pain management, but may respond to variety of meds, but also consider acupuncture, biofeedback/relaxation therapies, and also, periodic hot tubs. Swimming least offending exercise. In some cases, have seen pain stimulators inserted. Contact physiatrist who specializes in pain management and try some of these approaches. ...Read more

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Could a stroke feel like nerve damage and pain in the face/head/jaw?

Could a stroke feel like nerve damage and pain in the face/head/jaw?

Alternative answer: The pain over face and jaw could be due to dental or temperomandibular joint problems, and if severe and intense, would suspect trigeminal neuralgia, but your issues would not likely be explained by a stroke per se. Have a neurologist evaluate you, but answers to your dilemma might be uncovered by your dentist. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage/back pain knee pain. What should I do?

I have nerve damage/back pain knee pain. What should I do?

Help nerve function: The best way to maximize nerve function and repair is to use them- to help them reorganize. A physiatrist can determine if you would benefit from medications specifically for nerve pain. Acupuncture can be beneficial. Most importantly, stimulation of the nerves/muscules involved from a prescribed exercise/ physical therapy regimen will promote improvement. ...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