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Had compression on my nerve and was decompressed a month ago. Was told the nerve was not sending signal on monitor. Will my nerve heal or irreversible?

Had compression on my nerve and was decompressed a month ago. Was told the nerve was not sending signal on monitor. Will my nerve heal or irreversible?

Hard to know: Without knowing exactly how the report reads I can't interpret " nerve not sending signal on monitor" because that's not really the way an electromyographer would describe a DEAD NERVE on stimulation. Hopefully, you are being sent to rehabilitation whether or not there was a signal on the screen. In a few months you'll know more. Which nerve exactly was it? What caused the severe compression? ...Read more

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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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Can an affected tooth nerve heal by itself?

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Can an affected tooth nerve heal by itself?

Reversible pulpitis: If the nerve is exposed to decay it becomes inflamed and then infected. Teeth should not hurt to bite on and should not hurt by themselves spontaneously. Reversible pulpitis may Initiated by a stimulus i.e. cold or hot and short duration i.e. 30 seconds or less ...Read more

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If someone develops hypertonicity months out from Bell's palsy, can this resolve with time as it takes a year to 18 months for nerve heal?

If someone develops hypertonicity months out from Bell's palsy, can this resolve with time as it takes a year to 18 months for nerve heal?

Unexpected: Hypertonicity is unexpected after Bell's Palsy unless there was a delay in diagnosis and treatment. When it does occur, it should be evaluated and if a consequence of the Bell's palsy may be treated with botox. ...Read more

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If the dentist punctured my nerve the other day while doing a filling and it still hurts, can that nerve heal?

Root canal: Generally fine nerve inside the tooth was exposed, punctured you are looking at a root canal. Since you still have pain call your dentist and have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Will bruised pudendal nerve heal?

Will bruised pudendal nerve heal?

Sometimes: They can improve on their own. Sometimes it takes time for nerves to heal. In meantime, minimize pressure on nerve with seat cushions or avoiding sittig for extended periods Resources: http://www.oswego.edu www.pelvicpain.org ...Read more

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When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does  muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

Expect this: If the nerve coverings are the source of damage, it will take about 4 weeks, but if the central axonal core is affected, recovery speed is similar to fingernail growth, about 0.1 mm per day. Your surgeon can help explain this process. ...Read more

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Doc said its prostatitis & weak nerve system due to mastrbation in past, but didn't masturbate that much, will my nerve heal over time by itself, scared!

Doc said its prostatitis & weak nerve system due to mastrbation in past, but didn't masturbate that much, will my nerve heal over time by itself, scared!

Bs: That doctor told you absolute nonsense. Masturbation does not lead to prostatitis - ask your quack doctor to show any medical studies that say otherwise. I'm not sure what you mean by weak nerve system. Aggressive masturbation or sex can lead to nerve injury but that is rare and should heal. ...Read more

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I lost my taste from having the flu about a year ago will it ever come back ? Can the olfactory nerve heal?

Waiting a Year?: You have waited a year without any specialist evaluation and treatment? Please go see an expert in this field. Your family physician will help you with that. ...Read more

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From burning in the nose of nasal spray i lost my sense of smell and taste. Can the nerve heal and i get the sense back?

No guarantees.: See an ENT or allergist for a thorough evaluation. Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/anosmia-loss-of-smell. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a pinched nerve to heal?

How long does it take for a pinched nerve to heal?

Depends: A pinched nerve has an etiologic factor, a reason. It could be trauma or bad posture or even muscle contraction. If the etiologic factor is controlled, healing happens over weeks, depending on your age, nutrition and even if you are under stress or not or sleeping well or not. ...Read more

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