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Numbness After Nerve Block
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
Unlikely: This would not be common. The sciatic nerve is a very deep structure and injury from im injection would be difficult unless the patient is very thin. The location if im injection in the gluteus is often in the upper outer region well away from the nerve. ...Read more
Yes: You describe symptoms of radiculopathy which is when a nerve malfunctions due to some type of pressure on the nerve. You should see your family md for evaluation and they can do an MRI for evaluation. Of course, before surgery, you should try physical therapy and epidural steroid injections if possible. ...Read more
Facet Injection: A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve back pain caused by inflamed facet joints. A facet injection includes both a long-lasting corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent. The Medial Branch Block is mostly an anesthetic injection for diagnostic purposes to determine candidacy for radiofrequency ablation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had many ultrasound guided nerve blocks injected into inner ankle today. No numbness. In past, no numbness from femoral nerve block or epidural. Why?
Yes, but rare: Serious nerve injury is rare, with significant permeant damage occurring in only 1/10,000 patients. However temporary numbness, pins and needles sensation, or less commonly motor weakness can occur in up to to 10 -15% of patients. In most cases the symptoms are mild and transient. ...Read more
Bilateral stinging pain along ulnar nerve paths in forearms and brachial plexus when sneezing, could it be nerve root compression aggravated by sneeze?
Ulnar nerve: We could be a combination of things, it could be irritation of your owner nerve at the elbow and every time you sneeze the jerking motion causes the nerve to be irritated, it is also possible that you could have nerve root compression in the lower cervical spine causing the symptoms due to disk space collapse and irritation of both nerves be due to narrowing of the opening or foramen this will cause irritation and discomfort. Either way in a valuation by your family doctor or orthopedic surgeon may be of benefit to help determine the cause and temporarily anti-inflammatory medications may be a benefit and avoidance of activities that cause the discomfort ...Read more
Is this a recurrence: Are these new symptoms or a recurrence from symptoms you had prior to surgery? Although we always hope for the most long lasting and optimal results following back surgery the reality is spinal canal stenosis is a chronic and progressive disease. Repeat surgeries are risky so be wary especially if the 1st surgery didn't "hold" after such a short period of time. ...Read more
Can nerve pain med help post op pain for digit widget when there's ulnar nerve damage, claw hand, crps?
It can: Neuropathic pain is notoriously difficult to treat. Treatment involves many different aspects such as medications, nerve block injections, therapy, even surgery. While medication can have a good effect, it is typically not used alone. Crps itself usually requires a significant and multi-disciplinary treatment plan, and it is best treated aggressively and quickly/early! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sympathetic block: Having back soreness after a sympathetic injection is not unusual for the first couple of days if a posterior approach is used. Should not persist after that point. ...Read more
Quite possibly: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is used successfully in Neuropathic pain of peripheral nervous system origin. Neuropathic pain is a common healthcare problem with some patients who are refractory to standard treatment guidelines or burdened with the side effects of such treatments. SCS offers a clinical and cost-effective treatment at lower lifetime healthcare cost with better long-term outcomes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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