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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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2 yrs and still have nerve pain after neuroma surgery on foot. Would eo, s like frankinsence, myrrh, eucalyptus, peppermint, roman chamomile help?

2 yrs and still have nerve pain after neuroma surgery on foot.  Would eo, s like frankinsence, myrrh, eucalyptus, peppermint, roman chamomile help?

Neuroma: I would seek the care of your original surgeon. Additional treatments such as neurolysis or ablation are also possible as stump neuroma is possible or recurrance. . Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after decompression/spinal fusion surgery should nerve pain normally continue?

How long after decompression/spinal fusion surgery should nerve pain normally continue?

It varies: It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation, and other variables. Some are blessed with immediate relief. For others, it take take a month or so for the pain to subside. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medicine may help speed the healing, but ask your doctor before taking or if no relief. ...Read more

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Nerve pain from vats surgery i'm only on lyrica (pregabalin) can u take more than 250 mg a day?

Nerve pain from vats surgery i'm only on lyrica (pregabalin) can u take more than 250 mg a day?

Lyrica (pregabalin): The current max dose in the usa is 300mg q12hrs and it is studied in fibromyalgia. There is no reason why you could not be titrated up as long as you do not have any side effects. ...Read more

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Is there surgery to repair nerves?My nerve pain is not controlled while i'm on lyrica (pregabalin) 150mg/twice daily and 2mg dilaudid at night. I need relief! help

Is there surgery to repair nerves?My nerve pain is not controlled while i'm on lyrica (pregabalin) 150mg/twice daily and 2mg dilaudid at night. I need relief! help

Maybe!: I would need more information to provide an completely accurate answer. In general nerve pain results from improper repair of nerve. Depending on what is causing the nerve damage and where, surgery may be performed to relieve the cause or block the nerve. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have surgery when I have sciatic nerve pain?

Is it necessary to have surgery when I have sciatic nerve pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. Can take up to 6 months to go away on its own. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would you see for nerve pain in the groin area caused by surgery.

What type of doctor would you see for nerve pain in the groin area caused by surgery.

Pain medicine: Ideally you should see your primary care physician first. Ask him/her about a referral to pain medicine. After evaluation, a pain medicine specialist will usually offer medications and injections to treat that pain. ...Read more

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I had the Nissen fundoplication surgery 6 days ago and have been suffering from phrenic nerve pain. will it get better?

I had the Nissen fundoplication surgery 6 days ago and have been suffering from phrenic nerve pain. will it get better?

Time will tell: Depending on the surg and the swelling in the area of the phrenic nerve, time is the only way you will get an answer. There is no way to make an prediction. ...Read more

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Anything can/should do for sciatic nerve pain? It is not bad enough to warrant anything like surgery, but don't want it to get worse.

Anything can/should do for sciatic nerve pain?  It is not bad enough to warrant anything like surgery, but don't want it to get worse.

Conservative first: Sciatica is a pain radiating into lower extremities. Typically impingement of nerves exiting the lower spine causes this. Less common is impingement of nerves after they have exited the spine and in buttock area. Mild cases cases can be observed & treated conservatively with medication and physical therapy. Persistent pain and if there are nerve symptoms require further workup (e.g. Mri). ...Read more

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29 f, 5'2", 156...Stress frac n heel n july. Rest, meds, shots, no surgery. Better n jan. Off wrk jan-feb.Now back 2 wrk.Pain returned +nerve pain?

29 f, 5'2", 156...Stress frac n heel n july. Rest, meds, shots, no surgery. Better n jan. Off wrk jan-feb.Now back 2 wrk.Pain returned +nerve pain?

Further workup: You should see a foot/ankle specialist to start. Mri will determine condition of heel bone and the attached plantar fascia. It will also evaluate the tarsal tunnel where the main nerve to your heel and foot runs. A visit to a neurologist may be necessary to do nerve testing. Some cases of plantar fasciitis have an impingement on baxter's nerve.Recurrent stress fractures may require metabolic test. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more