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Can neuropathy go away?

Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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I have been diagnosed by my neurologist with occipital neuropathy. Is an implanted nerve stimulator safe for this?

I have been diagnosed by my neurologist with occipital neuropathy. Is an implanted nerve stimulator safe for this?

Investigational: Most headache specialists would call occipital nerve stimulators investigational. There are many other treatments besides neuromodulation with a stimulator. I view them as last ditch efforts. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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

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Received permanent nerve damage on back of head and suffer severe headaches would nerve decompression work for this, medicine doesn't.

Received permanent nerve damage on back of head and suffer severe headaches would nerve decompression work for this, medicine doesn't.

Possibly: I would recommend seeing a neurosurgeon first. If they can't help, then I would recommend a pain management specialist or a palliative medicine specialist. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, (duloxetine) phenergen. Sev false + for amphetimine. Help! why ?

Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, (duloxetine) 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 more

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What treats neuropathy?

What treats neuropathy?

Most Rx limited help: The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord; all the nerves to the rest of the body stem from the cns, and is called peripheral nervous system; neuropathy (n) is a disorder of the peripheral nerves. Examples are diabetic neuropathy, alcohol-induced n. And carpal tunnel, a n. Of the median nerve in the wrist. Gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tegretol etc may help but no cures, yet. ...Read more

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How to manage neuropathy?

Nerve symptoms: Peripheral neuropathy can be secondary to numerous causes. It is best to uncover the cause and treat directly. To treat symptoms, doctors might use gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but a medical food such as metanx might be useful. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more