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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

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