Top
20
Doctor insights on: Neuritis Or Radiculitis

Share
Dr. Peter Glusker
277 doctors shared insights

Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with ...Read more


2

2
What is lumbago? Also, thoracic or lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis?

What is lumbago? Also, thoracic or lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis?

Back pain/leg pain: Lumbago implies low back pain. Neuritis, implies inflammation of the nerves and radiculitis implies inflammation of spinal nerve roots. With neuritis and radiculitis you will have leg pain or burning sensation. ...Read more

3

3
Can ultrasound see a pinched nerve such as the sural nerve or a cutaneous nerve?

Can ultrasound see a pinched nerve such as the sural nerve or a cutaneous nerve?

Yes, ultrasound: is capable of visualizing the sural nerve and other cutaneous nerves, but it may be difficult, and it may also be difficult to find a sonographer with expertise. ...Read more

4

4
Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Yes: I can only relate to vestibular neuritis and yes it is virtually always a viral infection of the vestibular nerve or the ganglion cells of the vestibular nerve. Cytomegalovirus is one of the viruses that can cause this. It is usually a self limited disease and there is no specific treatment except for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

5

5
Definition of lumbosacral neuritis?

See below: Neuritis means inflammation of a nerve, but we would not usually describe lumbosacral nerve problems by that term. Might instead use radiculitis or radiculopathy. Not sure of what context this was introduced, but perhaps this refers to pain radiating from your spine down a leg. If occurring after back surgery, perhaps post-op scarring or arachnoiditis. ...Read more

6

6
Can you explain what are neuritis, radiculitis, radiculopathy, sciatica and cauda equina?

Can you explain what are neuritis, radiculitis, radiculopathy, sciatica and cauda equina?

Ill try: These are all similar terms neuritis is inflamation of a peripheral nervec radiculitis is inflation of a nerve rootr adiculopathy is chacteristic pain pattetn from a radiculitis siatica is ageneral term that describesva chacteristic pain in buttocks and leg often caused by a radiculits or neuritis of siatic nerve. Cauda equina is the name of the large group of nerves that comes off spinal cord tip. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
7

7
Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Nerve entrapment: Each of these has particular symptoms and causes which may help to sort them out http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Can you have lumbosacral neuritis without herniated disk?

Can you have lumbosacral neuritis without herniated disk?

A lot of terms: Neuritis/Radiculitis are synonyms suggesting sciatica pain but without significant exam findings. You can have tears in the disc causing chemical inflammation rather than mechanical irritation. Radiculopathy is a term for sciatica that causes, numbness, weakness and reflex changes on exam. Sciatica is term for all of the above but generally includes back and leg pain. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What do peripheral nerve, polyradiculopathy or myelopathy mean?

What do peripheral nerve, polyradiculopathy or myelopathy mean?

See below: Peripheral nerves are outside the spine, going to muscles, skin, other tissues in the trunk, arms and legs. Polyradiculopathy is irritation of two or more spinal nerves. Myelopathy is malfunction of the spinal cord. ...Read more

10

10
Could a disc protrusion impinging exiting C8 nerve root as well as stenosis spondylosis and reactive endplate changes possibly be from an infection?

Could a disc protrusion impinging exiting C8  nerve root as well as stenosis spondylosis and reactive endplate changes  possibly be from an infection?

Spinal cord: Disc protrusion, stenosis and spondylosis are unlikely to be caused by an infectious process, but reactive end-plate changes can occur with infection. You need further evaluation. ...Read more

11

11
Does anyone treat optic nerve or disc drusen?

Does anyone treat optic nerve or disc drusen?

No: There is no reason to treat optic nerve drusen. People who have them are completely unaware of them until an eye doctor told them they were present. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can a herniated disk without nerve compression cause sciatica pain?

Can a herniated disk without nerve compression cause sciatica pain?

Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
Might a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Might a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Can ALS be misdiagnosed as a pinched nerve on an emg?

Can ALS be misdiagnosed as a pinched nerve on an emg?

Doubtful: Pinched nerves can occur as a secondary susceptibility in ALS patients, but the EMG findings in ALS are so obvious, that I would doubt that a competent doctor would misdiagnose the findings. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Can nerve irritation like sciatica or pinched nerve in the neck lead to stroke, if pinch is long lasting?

No: Stroke occurs as a result of an insult to the brain. Typically due to lack of blood supply to a portion of the brain, which occurs following a bleed or following a blockage of arterial flow to the brain tissue. It does not occur due to nerve irritation from a "pinched" nerve. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
18

18
Could a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Could a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Annular tear: Sometimes the herniated disk has annular tear that releases the spongier nucleus pulposus out that can cause a chemical neuritis on the nerves that is similar to sciatica. Also if the MRI reflects any listhesis (slipping of one bone on the other) there may be a compression on the nerves that will not be appreciated on the MRI because you are lying down and not allowing gravity/forces to move it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

Exercizes: There are two therapies for neurogenic claudication. Many patients who religiously perform the daily stretching and back strenghthening exercizes, get relief. For those who don't decompressive surgery can improve quality of life. Good luck. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
Prognosis of sciatica pain from lumbar disc bulge or herniation without surgery or injection?

Prognosis of sciatica pain from lumbar disc bulge or herniation without surgery or injection?

Quick answer: greater than 90% of patients who have surgery have the same pain or lack of pain after 5 years compared to those who do not have surgery. If the pain is tolerable, wait before considering surgery ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers