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Nerve Regrowth After Surgery
Can nerve regrowth cause pain in the toe? And what can u do about the pain how long does it last for?
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
What is nerve regrowth in the site where I had part of my nail removed but is still painful after 5months what do they mean nerve regrowth?
When a nerve is cut:
Both the nerve and the insulation are severed
sometimes the fibers inside the nerve break while the insulation remains intact
if the insulation has not been cut the end of the fiber farthest from the brain dies the end that is closest to the brain does not die after some time it may begin to heal
new fibers may grow beneath the intact insulating tissue until reach the muscle or skin. ...Read more
Nerve Repair: All peripheral nerves regenerate if not permanently damaged at a rate of 0.5 mm/day. ...Read more
4 weeks post op:doc did an ultrasound of my mdn nerve at the point it was transected yestdy. It was repaired and in tact -however the nerve was inflamed as well. Is that normal during nerve regeneration?
Nerve regeneration: You need to ask that question to your surgeon who knows exactly what is going on with the regeneration. ...Read more
Which nerves?: Most of the time will not be any nerve damage. If there is a degeneration due to any cause central nerves like optic (eye), auditory (hearing) olfactory (smell) will never regenerate but peripheral nerves (myelanated) will regenerate at the rate of 1 mm in every couple of days. ...Read more
I had a bad hand injury and severed my clavicle nerve. Can DMSO cream can help with nerve regeneration?
Can supplements help with nerve regeneration after a median nerve transectionand a 3 tendon repair? I am taking acetyl I carnitine, fish oil and quercetin.
Minimal benefit if: Any. Nerves grow very slowly and if the distance is too great they may not regenerate. While those supplements will give some benefit but most of the research suggests little benefit. I personally feel they are still good supplements and overall relatively safe, but I just don't want to lay too much confidence in them for regrowing nerves, give it time, at least 6-12 months to even thing about it. ...Read more
Is bovine collagen a viable nerve regeneration option for nerve damage due to wisdom tooth extraction? Heard incredible things about it.
Never heard as such: Bovine collagen has been used for many years in conjunction with bone graft to cover the grafted site, or as a bone substitute in areas that bone fill is desired. I have never heard of any potential, nor capability for nerve regeneration. Please double check with your surgeon... You might be misunderstood. Othrwise this is a dangerous, non-science based claim. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: Nerve impingement is unfortuantely common, and can be very debilitating. Depending on the severity of the impingment, where it is (is it on the spinal cord), have medications been used to treat or physical therapy, etc. Some people, despite these non-surgical treatments, and the specifics of their nerve impingement, may end up being surgical candidates. Good luck. ...Read more
Pinched nerve: Most physicians are capable of suggesting treatment for radiculopathy (shooting pains from pinched nerve). Lumbar pain is called sciatica. If not getting worse, associated with abnormal bowel or bladder function, or severe pain, a quick exam and history can often lead to the correct diagnosis. Orthopedic and neurosurgical specialists can determine if surgery is necessary. ...Read more
Pain Will guide you: If you cannot live with the pain in your current condition or you have weakness, then surgery may be the best option for you. Most microdiskectomies are very successful- but don't go into any surgery without carefully considering it. Many people get over a herniated disk in 3-4 months without surgery. Don't let yourself get too bad before you do something. Talk to your surgeon- he will help you. ...Read more
Having been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my c-5. Should I have surgery or is there another option that may help?
Pain or numbness: Usually symptoms are pain or numbness of pinky and/or ring ringer and/or that side of the hand only. Not the thumb side if the hand. Surgery is pretty standard for hand surgeons. Good luck. ...Read more
Knowing: Knowing before hand what to expect does wonders in reducing stress. Ask to have the whole thing explained to you from beginning to end. Know how to get to the hospital and where you need to park, sign in, etc. Ask about what goes on in the operating room, recovery room, and in the days after surgery. The more you know the less you will worry. ...Read more
Can you tell me about surgery where the nerves endings were burned to destory them and control pain?
Is it possible to have nerve entrappment only a year after having surgery on it? I am experiencing the same pain I was prior to my first diagnosis.
Nerve surgery: In this case, you should have raised this issue with your surgeon. Emg and ncv should be performed to establish a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Sciatic nerve pain is very common. The first thing to do is to see a doctor to determine whether your pain is definitely from the sciatic nerve. If so, the next step is to see physical therapy. If that does not help enough, often steroid injections are useful to reduce inflammation around the sciatic nerve. Surgery is a last option but appropriate if the leg is becoming weak and numb. ...Read more
Get seen by doctor: If you have numbness of the gum and or lip long after the effect of the local anesthetic that the dentist used, should have worn off - see your dentist. If after trauma, i.e. Fractures of the jaw bones, then seek medical attention. The er doctor or your pcp will refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
Do not fear.: 99% of root canal procedures are painless. The local anesthetics used today are very effective at eliminating pain and patients never feel anything. The only exception is if you have a severe infection with swelling and most dentists will treat you with antibiotic prior to the procedure to insure you will be comfortable during the procedure. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on why your nerves are hypersensitive and which nerves are involved. Most likely taking the pain medication your dentist gave you should help. Maybe it would be better to try some anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprophen. You should take to your dentist about this. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on how long & severe the compression was as well as the underlying "health" of the nerve-the age of the person, is diabetes involved, a vitamin deficiency, a prior injury or surgery to that nerve, toxic exposure- all play role in prognosis or ability of the nerve to "heal" over time. For most, pain is usually alleviated once nerve is decompressed, but neurologic recovery is variable. ...Read more
Often compression: During surgery, the arms and legs must be arranged in a fashion to prevent compression of the nerves. Since anesthetics are used during surgery, the arms and the legs can compress themselves if the surgery is a decent length. When nerves are compressed, numbness and weakness may follow. Stretching also may occur during surgery, this may also result in mild damage. ...Read more
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