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Nerve Root Effacement
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
Being pressed on: This means the nerve root is being pressed on as it exits the spine. For example, it could be pressed on by a disc or by changes in the bones or ligaments related to arthritis. However, just because a scan may show the nerve being pressed on doesn't mean it is causing symptoms. This has to be decided after speaking with and examining the patient. ...Read more
Corticosteroid Shot?: If you are referring to corticosteroid injections near a spinal? "root" nerve for possibly an arthritic condition that may be causing inflammation and pain, they can help but can have complications that can be serious. If the injection introduces bacteria, an infection can occur. If injected directly into tendons or nerves, it can cause severe damage. Most doctors limit them to 3 or 4 a year. ...Read more
Are those zero gravity chairs actually safe and effective in helping someone with multiple hnp with nerve root involvement?
Misdiagnoses!: There is no true 0 gravity chair. That would refute Issac Newton and all logic. You do not have herniated discs from T7 to S1. I have never seen or heard of such extensive disease. Sounds like a non-MD diagnosis or your imperception. Cardiomyopathy is serious. I would recommend second opinions on your back and exercise status. Usually, what is needed is judicious exercise and weight control. ...Read more
Nerveroot was damag during l.P.Procedure, possible for nerve root to rejuvenate ? 14 days now has elec shocks throu body w/ pinching
Injection treatment: Epidural injection or selective nerve root blocks are done for diagnostic and therapeutic (treatment) purposes. Typically, they are done under x-ray guidance by a qualified pain specialist. Usually, it involves injection of anti-inflammatory steroid for treatment or a local anesthetic for diagnostic purposes. ...Read more
Injection: Itself can stir things up. Cause more irritation of the nerve root. The steroid injected which is an anti-inflammatory agent) is suppose to kick in and calm the irritated root but that does not always happen. Possible that the cause of the pain is more than just inflamed nerve root. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a molar that is broken, exposed nerve, root is in process of dying 2 months; is that dangerous?
Dental eval.: If the tooth is broken with it's contents exposed - that definitely warrants dental attention. ...Read more
the patient feels hnp can travel a long distance ( about 800 km ) by bus after taking the nerve root block injection 1 month ago?
OK, but walk.: This shouldn't be a major concern. However i would instruct the patient to make sure they are regularly getting up and walking up and down the isle every now and again every 2 hours or so. A walk to the front of the bus then to the back and perhaps stay standing at their chair for a few minutes before sitting down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve root: impingement can lead to loss of function. Motor nerve root transmits impulses to muscles which may atrophy over time if the root compression cannot be alleviated. Sensory nerve root impingement will cause sensory symptoms (numbness, parasthesias and pain) in that nerve root territory. Displacement of a nerve does not necessarily result in dysfunction unless the nerve is stretched or compressed. ...Read more