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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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What does it mean if I have a tilted optic nerve? Can i fix it and are there any associated problems? Thanks.

What does it mean if I have a tilted optic nerve? Can i fix it and are there any associated problems? Thanks.

Incomplete info: Without knowing what your symptoms are it is difficult to say whether you need any fixing. Also it is not clear what you mean by tilted optic nerve. ...Read more

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Left leg numb 2 months pain management dr is doing lumbar transforaminal epidurall steroid injection in a week and 2nd in oct. said will fix nerve?

Maybe: I assume you had a MRI done and the findings correlate w your area of numbness. The steroid injection is to decrease the inflammation that a bulging disc or narrowing of the openings where nerves pass through. If these nerves are irritated by the inflammation it may work. ...Read more

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I briefly lifted a heavy bag by its drawstring, and ever since then one side of my middle fingertip is numb. Is it a pinched nerve? How do I fix it?

I briefly lifted a heavy bag by its drawstring, and ever since then one side of my middle fingertip is numb. Is it a pinched nerve? How do I fix it?

May be: It may be parasthesias caused by a nerve injury you sustained when picking up the heavy bag and irritating the nerve that innervates the tip of your finger. Nerve injuries can heal over time, even more so if properly diagnosed and treated quickly. Best for you to see a dr, get eval and testing (possible emg) so the best treatment can start. Good luck. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee a week ago and it's now numb from the knee down. So if it's a pinched nerve ho do we fix it?

I fell on my knee a week ago and it's now numb from the knee down. So if it's a pinched nerve ho do we fix it?

Numbness: Is not the end of the world, but of course it is not normal. Falling directly on the knee can injury the nerves running below the knee cap as well as a nerve along the inside of the knee. I would not expect the whole leg to be numb below the knee, but more like a patch or isolated area. Nerves heal, but it takes time. As long as there is no weakness or instability of the knee, time will heal. ...Read more

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Gud morng doctor, vikesh from india(hyderabad) i had a surgery to fix median nerve.How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand(age25)?

Gud morng doctor, 
vikesh from india(hyderabad) 
i had a surgery to fix median nerve.How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand(age25)?

When was surgery?: It can take some time to recover. Fundamental, entails this depends on the reason for surgery and if any baseline permenant damage existed prior to surgery. ...Read more

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