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Six weeks post TLIF and developed moderate allodynia on top of foot. Is this CNS or PNS nerve damage? Is regeneration possible? If so, how long?

Six weeks post TLIF and developed moderate allodynia on top of foot. Is this CNS or PNS nerve damage? Is regeneration possible? If so, how long?

Can improve: Painful sensory changes in the lower extremity following back surgery are likely manifestation of stretching of the nerve root. This is a condition known as neuropraxia. This can improve, and may take up towards 12 to 18 months. Beyond that, improvement is not likely. Medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) may help minimize painful sensations. Certainly you should discuss with your surgeon. ...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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I have a warm feeling on my right foot but its not a burning..? Its from the bottom right corner to the 4th toe on the top? Is this nerve damage?

I have a warm feeling on my right foot but its not a burning..?   Its from the bottom right corner to the 4th toe on the top? Is this nerve damage?

Get evaluated: I suggest seeing a local Podiatrist for an evaluation and getting a Nerve Conduction Velocity test of the lower extremity which will determine if nerve compression exists. This compression can be as high as your lower back. ...Read more

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Dropped foot due to nerve damage, should I be concerned?

Dropped foot due to nerve damage, should I be concerned?

Sure: I would be. It would be important to know how much time elapsed and the nature of the nerve damage. Follow up with doc as a last resort an afo brace may be useful in helping walking easier. ...Read more

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How should I treat nerve damage in my foot?

Depends: Treatment varies depending anthe nerves damaged and to what extent they are damaged. Check with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do you cure nerve damage in the foot?

How do you cure nerve damage in the foot?

No cure: Nerve damaged can't be cured. It can be relieved or reduced in symptoms. Nerves take a long time to heal in order of 1cm per month. ...Read more

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Can foot soaks in bleach cause nerve damage?

Can foot soaks in bleach cause nerve damage?

See below: Its possible---you may to see your doctor for an evaluation and stop soaking your feet in bleach. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know where to bandage up my foot if I have nerve damage?

Hmmm...: There's really no way to bandage your foot specifically FOR nerve damage. If you have a sore on your foot then you want to wrap the foot carefully, not too tight and change it twice a day. You may need to avoid bandaids if your skin is fragile or you have allergies to bandaids. ...Read more

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Ever since I got shots in my back a couple days after I start feeling burning in the bottom of my foot. Could it be nerve damage?

Ever since I got shots in my back a couple days after I start feeling burning in the bottom of my foot. Could it be nerve damage?

Contact doctor: Back injections can temporarily help some conditions, but may make others transiently worse. Since I know little about your particulars, propose contacting the injecting doctor. Two possibilities: your back problem is getting worse, or shot caused some local inflammation, radiating to foot. Yet, cannot exclude local foot problem, so, get examined. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage to my feet cause my back. Is there a disease that can affect your feet and ankels to hurt so bad where pain meds don't work. HELP?

I have nerve damage to my feet cause my back. Is there a disease that can affect your feet and ankels to hurt so bad where pain meds don't work. HELP?

There are literally: hundreds of reasons as to why a person might have a neuropathy. A systematic evaluation should be done. Be aware, that nearly 1/3 patients will have a neuropathy where a cause cannot be determined. ...Read more

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Does mononeuritis complex mean nerve damage? Can a mitex foot anchor cause nerve damage? Can a person be allergic to the mitex foot anchor?

Possible...but : There are documented cases of being alleric to titanium, but it is not common. I really don't think it would cause nerve damage. Usually it is a rash....http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crior/2013/932167/ ...Read more

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I'm taking 75mg of lyrica twice a day for nerve damage in ball of foot ( no neuroma ). 1week and no improvement. How long before it starts to work?

I'm taking 75mg of lyrica twice a day for nerve damage in ball of foot ( no neuroma ). 1week and no improvement. How long before it starts to work?

May not work: You need to have your foot re-evaluated by another foot specialist. It's best to know what caused the nerve damage to that area of your foot first, prior to treatment. This may be simply from bad foot mechanics or shoes. ...Read more

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Recomendations to treat tarsal tunnel and nerve damage in my left foot?

Recomendations to treat tarsal tunnel and nerve damage in my left foot?

Several things...: Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be treated conservatively with injections around the problem area, physical therapy to strengthen and improve the function of the ankle, and splinting to hold the ankle off the nerve that is getting pinched. If these things do no work quickly, though, an orthopedic surgeon may need to do surgery to relieve the compression on the nerve. ...Read more

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I forgot to mention that it was my son's drop foot that had the pereneal nerve damage & i wanted to know how long he would be down following surgery?

I forgot to mention that it was my son's drop foot that had the pereneal nerve damage & i wanted to know how long he would be down following surgery?

Perineal nerve: Perineal nerve release is a straight forward procedure in which an incision is made starting along the lateral side of the knee extending down the leg usually about 5 inches. My patients usually recover rapidly and get back to their pre surgical activity level within days. I do not restrict activity. The nerve, however, can takes months to recover function which was lost that prompted surgery. ...Read more

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Had gynae surgery took approx hour/hour half. Now have peroneal nerve damage could surgery be the cause. Having injections in foot no other illness.

Complex: Peroneal nerve damage in the leg can occur after surgery, particularly in cases using stirrups. This should not however have anything to do with infections in your foot. The nerve injury is also hard to diagnose, and even it is is injured, it is usually temporary. May take several months to get better. I would see your surgeon for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...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