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Nerve Regrowth After Surgery
No one: You can't repair the nerves if they've been damaged but some reports show return of function up to 18 months after surgery if the nerves were spared. In the meantime, 1st try the meds; viagra, cialis, levitra (vardenafil). 2nd level would be vacuum pump, muse or injections. 3rd level would be a prosthesis. There is help. See your urologist. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more
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
Is permanent nerve damage possible after a bone fragment and hematoma was removed after spinal fusion?
Yes: Any type of material : disc, blood, bone, fat, pus, tumor etc. that compresses a nerve root / roots or the spinal cord can leave a range of symptoms or findings from pain, sensory changes, weakness or paralysis, bowel/bladder dysfunction, balance issues as examples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial nerves were cut during jaw surgery 3 months ago. Nerves reconstruction surgery yesterday. Chances of recovery high or low?
Depends: depends upon what you mean by "recovery" and which nerves you are talking about. Sensory nerves are different at times during reconstruction in a delayed fashion. If you are talking about "the facial nerve" or facial nerve branches, immediate reconstruction is usually the timely thing to take on. I'm sure your surgeon detailed all of this with you preoperatively. goodluck healing--long process ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic pain from entrapped nerve in scar from foot surgery. Conservative tx failed. How successful is surgery to destroy nerve? Risks?
This would depend : On which nerve, location of entrapment and method of destruction. One can use chemicals, can heat the tissue or freeze it to ablate it. If you are in pain, i would think the reward outweighs the risk. Otherwise what are you left with? A painful foot.....Good luck, I am sure you are frustrated. Usually, the procedure you ask about is done under a small incision if and the risk should be minimal. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long can a severely pinched nerve from cervical surgery and loss of use of arm take to heal after surgery before nerve becomes permanent damage?
Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more
Scar tissue: Many times scar tissue builds up over time and can cause the original surgery to fail. See the surgeon for your options or even consider nerve hydro-dissection injections from a sports medicine trained pain specialist. Sometimes platelet or even stem cell therapy can be helpful. ...Read more
Help throbbing toenail groove 1 year after surgery no signs of regrowth could this be scar tissue from phenol?
Phenol: ??? Phenol is the cauterizing agent that kills the root of the nail. Scar tissue from the procedure is a possibility. More than likely not enough of the side of the nail was removed and the rest of the nail is digging in the side- recurrent ingrown. See your podiatrist. ...Read more
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