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A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
I have been diagnosed by my neurologist with occipital neuropathy. Is an implanted nerve stimulator safe for this?
Could herpes cause peripheral neuropathy hands/feet, rt upper arm feels squeezed, burning in lower back and back of head? Neuro and rheum eval normal.
I have blood in mucus that i hack up, i had a severe head injury not to long ago and they put me on meds 4 occipital nerve damage. Wat does this mean?
Needs attention: Blood in mucus is not normal and you should see you doctor for a full examination and possible tests. Without knowi the exact medications you are taking, there is no way to know if they are related to you cough. However, it seems unlikely for the two to be related. See your doc asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have several chronic pain conditions (Fibromyalgia, CFS, DDD and occipital nerve damage) and my PCP tells me he just wants me to get more sleep and control my stress. While I agree that those things are imperative to controlling chronic pain, they are n
Chronic Pain: I understand your distress. Feel good about yourself; feel good about your achievements. Feel Blessings of 3 Million air sacs in your lungs due to which you are alive. Go to a National park and Feel the Wonders of Creation! Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and symptoms. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses in your life. ...Read more
Received permanent nerve damage on back of head and suffer severe headaches would nerve decompression work for this, medicine doesn't.
Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, phenergen. Sev false + for amphetimine. Help! why ?
Confusing: I think your real ? Is why you test positive for amphine when you are not using them. Right? Well if they are justdoing a drug screen there are quite a few things that can give false positive. Especially some over the counter medications , even vicks that is rubbed on and inhaled or the kind you stick up your nosezantac otc is another one if you use that for heartburn . Most oral decongestants 2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do we have the technology to visualise nerves to find neuropathies, or is there any in research/development?
Depends on location: Mri certainly can be used to visualize larger nerves, and is particularly good for the cranial nerves. Some of the peripheral nerves like those of the brachial plexus can also be visualized. With special sequences and contrast studies, it is possible to detect abnormalities consistent with neuropathies. There is research being done looking at blood factors (antibodies) that can cause neuropathies. ...Read more
Way too broad: That question can't possibly be answered in 400 characters, or 400 words, or 400 lines, or even, if you're a neuroscientist, in 400 pages. Some researchers spend their entire careers studying just one type of neuropathy. If you want to educate yourself, I recommend starting at http://www.neuropathy.org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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