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Doctor insights on: Nerve Regrowth After Surgery

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Can nerve regrowth cause pain in the toe? And what can u do about the pain how long does it last for?

Can nerve regrowth cause pain in the toe? And what can u do about the pain how long does it last for?

Yes: Nerve regrowth can cause a burning type pain. Treatment for this includes maximizing your nutrition, and sometimes the use of nerve pain medications. These are Gabapentin and lyrica, (pregabalin) which can have side effects and are not appropriate for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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?

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

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What is the average cauda equine nerve regeneration timeframe?

What is the average cauda equine nerve regeneration timeframe?

Nerve Repair: All peripheral nerves regenerate if not permanently damaged at a rate of 0.5 mm/day. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 helps with nerve regeneration?

Can vitamin B12 helps with nerve regeneration?

Maybe help!: If you are B12 deficient, absolutely. But it is prudent to take B12 if you have nerve damage from any cause! ...Read more

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Supplements to help nerve regeneration do to nerve damage from meningitis?

Supplements to help nerve regeneration do to nerve damage from meningitis?

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

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I had a bad hand injury and severed my clavicle nerve. Can DMSO cream can help with nerve regeneration?

Clavicle nerve?: There is no clavicle nerve, however if a nerve was severed DMSO will have no effect on nerve regeneration. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a bad hand injury and severed my clavicle nerve. I've heard DMSO cream can help with nerve regeneration. Has anyone tried it?

No clavicle nerve: There is no clavicle nerve and DMSO will be of no help in stimulating nerve regeneration. If it is a digital nerve it needs to be repaired and will take months to completely regenerate. ...Read more

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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

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Is bovine collagen a viable nerve regeneration option for nerve damage due to wisdom tooth extraction? Heard incredible things about it.

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

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Do you need surgery on nerve inpingment?

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

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Is pinched nerves serious? Should I get surgery?

Is pinched nerves serious? Should I get surgery?

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

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What can I do to calm my nerves about getting my first surgery?

What can I do to calm my nerves about getting my first surgery?

Be comfortable: You need to be comfortable with the procedure, the need for it and the surgeon and the place of surgery. If it is all on chekc there is no need to be nervous. ...Read more

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How advisable slipped disk surgery? Especially pinch ED nerve thank you

How advisable slipped disk surgery? Especially pinch ED nerve thank you

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

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Symptoms and surgery for ulner nerve impingment?

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

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I need some tips on how to settle my nerves before my surgery.?

I need some tips on how to settle my nerves before my surgery.?

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

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How long does it take nerves to recovery after splnal stanois surgery?

Nerves: The recovery time can be extremely variable and sometimes taking up to six to eight months after the surgery. The more the nerves were compressed the longer the recovery time. ...Read more

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I have 5c and 6c that has a nerve traped between them. What can I do rather than have surgery?

Intervention: Pain specialists can examine you and see if you are a candidate for a epidural steroid inject. Very safe procedure with minimal discomfort during. Often takes more than one injection. I have had 6 myself over the past 10 years with great results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgery where the nerves endings were burned to destory them and control pain?

Can you tell me about surgery where the nerves endings were burned to destory them and control pain?

Gamma knife: Usually Gamma knife.
Also Radio frequency ablation is used around spinal joints.
In good hands these procedures have very good outcome ...Read more

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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

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Could surgery fix a siatic nerve?

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

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What is recovery time from ulna nerve surgery?

What is recovery time from ulna nerve surgery?

Cubital tunnel sun: Outpatient surgery. Long arm splint typically for 7-14 days depending on your surgeon. Limit lifting to 5 lb and gauge activity based on swelling until 6 weeks post op. Usually favoring the arm somewhat for 8-10 weeks. ...Read more

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When do I know that I need alveolar nerve surgery?

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

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Root canal surgery! Afraid of getting the nerve hit?

Root canal surgery! Afraid of getting the nerve hit?

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

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How can I calm hypersensitive nerves after an oral surgery?

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

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How long should it take for nerves to heal after back surgery?

How long should it take for nerves to heal after back surgery?

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

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What are the causes of damage to the ulnar nerve from surgery?

What are the causes of damage to the ulnar nerve from surgery?

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