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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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How do I treat nerve pain in my head?

How do I treat nerve pain in my head?

See your pcp: Head aches can be caused by a lot more than nerve pain. True nerve pain is called trigeminal neuralgia and it lancinates across the face. Medications such as tegretol can be used and occ. Surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of nerve pain on top side of the head?

What are the causes of nerve pain on top side of the head?

Nerve pain: The most common cause of pain at the top of the head is occipital neuralgia, a situation usually due to compression of the occipital nerve as it leaves the base of the neck. It can sometimes be treated with local injections. Best to see a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My question is that why do I feel like I have nerve pain in the right side at the back of my head where it's pain for few second and go then comeback.

My question is that why do I feel like I have nerve pain in the right side at the back of my head where it's pain for few second and go then comeback.

Occipital nerve: There is a superficial nerve that comes out just above the lump at the base of your skull (occipital protruberance). This can be irritated by neck sprain or spams or for no real reason and can cause sharp shooting pains up and over the scalp on that side. Usually very brief but can be severe. ...Read more

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I'm getting nerve pain in head left side top. What could it might be?

I'm getting nerve pain in head left side top. What could it might be?

Nerve pain: It can be a simple irritated nerve of the scalp or can be the beginning of a nerve root irritation: neuralgia.
Causes are many and varied. Hopefully relieved by the use of the over the counter anti-inflammatory medication like advil or aleve (naproxen). Consult your physician if condition persists. Avoid harsh hair products or direct hot air dryer. ...Read more

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Nerve pain in rt U/LE & head. Lyme disease that took 2.5yrs to Dx. Is there anything I can do for the horrific nerve pain/mms pain in extreme flares??

Nerve pain in rt U/LE & head. Lyme disease that took 2.5yrs to Dx. Is there anything I can do for the horrific nerve pain/mms pain in extreme flares??

YES: It is important to consult your PCP since many new anti-inflammatory agents/pain medication, non- narcotic in nature, are now on the market and very effective for nerve pain: Lyrica, Neurontin, Savella, (milnacipran) SSRI and SNRI inhibitors are just examples. ...Read more

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What is the cause of nerve pain on left side of head and down left side of body with nausea?

What is the cause of nerve pain on left side of head and down left side of body with nausea?

Thalamic pain: Can produce pain on one side of the body (including the head). The clinical course may help with sorting out what is going on. Is this jolts of pain, progressive episodes of pain and are there any other symptoms besides nausea?
Does change in body position relative to gravity affect the pain? You need to have this worked up.
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If I turn my head to the right and swallow hard I feel a quick sharp nerve pain down the side of my neck.

If I turn my head to the right and swallow hard I feel a quick sharp nerve pain down the side of my neck.

Yes, TheJigIsNatural: Well, that makes sense. If I put any area of my body into a rather un-natural position to then perform a natural function, I'm bound to feel something weird. Like if I touched my left foot to my right ear and then try to dance the jig. Especially in the neck. Lots of nerves and little muscles that need coordination to accomplish a swallow. So, unless you are watching a tennis match, just eat normally ...Read more

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What could continuous pain at the top of the head be? The pain feels hot, like nerve pain, not a headache. NSAIDs relieves the pain but it returns.

AVM: Fixed pain in 1 location in the head is a red flag for a vascular malformation such as an AVM or aneurysm. Brain MRI with MRA would be the test of choice to evaluate. Could also be a variant of trigeminal neuralgia, but that also requires imaging to evaluate for an aneurysm, so the work-up would be the same. ...Read more

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What are the most successful treatments for nerve pain in head, neck and upper right side of back?

See pain specialist: There are many innovative methods used today to treat chronic pain for long term relief. An interventional pain specialist can help to diagnose and design a treatment plan right for you. ...Read more

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Fell last week on stairs, hit shoulder/back. Mostly nerve pain. Don't think I hit my head, but freq nausea, spaciness & front right headache since?

Fell last week on stairs, hit shoulder/back. Mostly nerve pain. Don't think I hit my head, but freq nausea, spaciness & front right headache since?

Concussion: Sounds like possible concussion, even if you don't think you hit your head. Get evaluated by your doctor to make sure everything else checks out on your exam. ...Read more

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I have severe nerve pain and the feeling of fluid running in my head, arms, and legs occasionally. What could be the cause?

I have severe nerve pain and the feeling of fluid running in my head, arms, and legs occasionally. What could be the cause?

What do: You mean by nerve pain? Pins, needles, tingling, shooting pain? Your description is not common at all. I have never heard description like that. Assuming your brain/neck MRI are normal, would consider your issue related to psyche/side-effects of your medicine rather than something anatomically wrong. Stick with your medicine and see if your neurologist/psychiatrist can suggest a cause. ...Read more

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I have a headache (for 4yrs) that began 1 week after tapering off prednisone for my colitis. I feel pressure and nerve pain from my head down my spine?

See pcp or neuro: There are several causes for chronic headaches, including muscular pain, neck pain, stress, migraines and many other possibilities. The best way to proceed from here would be to schedule an appointment with your pcp who can ask lots of questions and help guide you through the possible causes and most appropriate diagnostic tests and determine the best referral person if appropriate. ...Read more

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I have localized nerve pain (tingling, burning, itching) on scalp, diffuse thinning & moving pressure in head for 10 mo. Now. What could be the cause?

I have localized nerve pain (tingling, burning, itching) on scalp, diffuse thinning & moving pressure in head for 10 mo. Now. What could be the cause?

Not clear: What you mean by "diffuse thinning". Also you don't indicate whether you have or have had any rash or exposure for example to insects or injury. You should probably get a live consult from Concierge to go over all of the possibilities. ...Read more

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What types of injections help with nerve pain and do they cause hair loss? Nerve pain in head and back of neck.

What types of injections help with nerve pain and do they cause hair loss? Nerve pain in head and back of neck.

Steroids can do that: You need to discuss this possibility w/ the doctor who'd do the procedures. Sometimes you need to make difficult choices and weighing the pros and cons of treatments is one. If the pain can be managed in other ways - hypnosis, meditation, acupuncture, etc. Or just tolerated is up to you. Not everyone has hair loss and it's not always permanent. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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