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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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Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

May be: You could cure nerve pain if no scar in the nerve or what we call permanent change in the structure of the nerve, if you have changes in the nerve i doubt you could. In this situation we resort to a lot of methods of pain relief. (pain management). ...Read more

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I have back pain and nerve pain in leg but now I have nerve pain in the front of my ankle could this be due to my back or something else. ?

I have back pain and nerve pain in leg but now I have nerve pain in the front of my ankle could this be due to my back or something else. ?

Yes: a pinched nerve in your leg can cause pain to radiate anywhere down the leg, depending on were the nerve is being pinched in your back, depending on the level. Pain down to the top of foot is usually L5 nerve. ...Read more

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Corydalis does anyone know if this would help with my nerve pain which is in my lower back and legs, looking at trying this to help with the pain.

Corydalis does anyone know if this would help with my nerve pain which is in my lower back and legs, looking at trying this to help with the pain.

Possibly : Corydalis is an herbal supplement that is supposed to help with moderate pain. However there is little known as to how it works and current recommendations include limiting concomitant use of pain medications and it may also have some interactions with medications such as hypnotics, sedatives, cancer medications and anti-arrhythmic drugs. ...Read more

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I have a nerve pain running down my right leg i developed it while pregnant and now bub is 6 months old and still same I have no back problems?

I have a nerve pain running down my right leg i developed it while pregnant and now bub is 6 months old and still same I have no back problems?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) give nerve pain in shoulder and bottom back and legs while in the settling in stage?

Probably not: I doubt Prozac (fluoxetine) the cause of your pain. Probably more likely a pinched nerve or could be some muscle skeletal problem. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. it above. How can he treat the pain?

My husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. it above. How can he treat the pain?

May not be sciatic: Question a little unclear, but could be other nerves which are inflamed: inferior cluneals or branches of posterior femoral cutaneous.Could try pain meds, but they don't work well for nerve inflamm.Vit D cream,Capsaicin (or Salon Pas patches-otc),lidocaine patches or neuroprolotherapy may help.Really need to get proper diagnosis for right treatment.See dr.versed in pain/peripheral neuropathic pain ...Read more

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