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Optic nerve damage reversible?

Optic nerve damage reversible?

Depends: On time, severity, etc. Specifically depends if the neurons have died (not recoverable at this time since an extension of the central nervous system) or are just in "distress" and could recover when the inflammation or inciting factor is resolved. Typically, not reversible to normal. ...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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Is optic nerve damage reversible?

Is optic nerve damage reversible?

Sometimes: Some optic nerve damage is reversible. For example, optic neuritis frequently recovers completely, when the cause is found and can be treated. Optic neuropathy due to vascular disease sometimes recovers. Traumatic injuries of the optic nerve may or may not recover. ...Read more

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Optic nerve crushed, optic nerve transplant?

Optic nerve crushed, optic nerve transplant?

No recourse: A crushed optic nerve (how did this happen to you?) causes permanent changes which will alter the vision sometimes severely. There is currently no treatment known for this and a transplant is not possible. A discussion with a neuro-ophthalmologist would be helpful in this situation. ...Read more

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Could optic disc atrophy be reversible?

No: You were either born with it or the damage has already occurred. It can not be reversed. ...Read more

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Optic nerve damage in the eye?

Optic nerve damage in the eye?

Optic nerves: A thorough exam can help determine the extent of the damage in many cases along with visual field and oct testing. A neuroophthalmic exam may be required in addition to an MRI or ct scan in some cases. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine cause permanent nerve damage?

Could lidocaine cause permanent nerve damage?

Rare but possible: Lidocaine is one type of local anesthetic or "numbing medicine". It is used for numbing skin, in nerve blocks, and in epidurals. It should not be directly injected into a large nerve because the nerve could be damaged. This is why ultrasound is often used to place nerve blocks, so that the local anesthetic is injected near, not in, the nerve. ...Read more

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Can a nerve block cause any permanent nerve damage?

Can a nerve block cause any permanent nerve damage?

Possible/unlikely: As a foot specialist, i perform thousands of injections a year in the form of nerve blocks for procedures and therapeutic injections. It is extremely rare to have any complaints of nerve irritation from the injection after the anesthetic wears off. Dr l. ...Read more

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Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage reverse itself?

Variable: Generically, if only the coverings of a nerve are involved (myelin), and healing begins, it will take about 4 weeks. If the central portion of the nerve fibre is involved (axon), recovery is the speed of finger nail growth (.1 mm daily). Depends on location, causation, and whether successful treatment is available. ...Read more

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Can spinal surgery cause nerve damage?

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Surgery complication: With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. Some of possible complications are anesthesia complications, bleeding, blood clots, lung complications, infection, persistent pain, hardware failure, implant migration, nerve injury, spinal cord injury, sexual dysfunction .... ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis cause permanent damage?

Can spinal stenosis cause permanent damage?

Yes: Left alone, you can develop weakness, pain and or numbness. Decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) can help. ...Read more

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Is damage from cerebral vasculitis reversible?

Is damage from cerebral vasculitis reversible?

Depends on timing: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), a condition characterized by reversible vasoconstriction and sudden thunderclap headache, is often confused with cerebral vasculitis (CV). In general, CV is treated with steroids and cyclophosphamide (or rituximab). Discuss the diagnostic findings with your neurologist for further evaluation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3002614/ ...Read more

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Can a nerve block cause permanent damage?

Rare: Though the esi injections are quite safe in the general parlance, yet there always remain some adverse reactions of epidural steroid injections. Temporary pain may be felt by a patient administered with an esi injection. There may be risks of spinal punctures, infections, bleeding inside epidural area with damage to nerves, headaches, & retention of water in the body. ...Read more

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Is nerve injury the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

Possibly: Nerve injury implies some kind of damage to the nerve itself. While spinal cord and nerves are both nervous tissue, nerves typically are structures that have branched outside the spinal cord. Injury to the sciatic nerve, for example, is not considered a spinal cord injury. They are very different structures. ...Read more

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How does open-angle glaucoma damage the optic nerve?

Slowly over time: Typically open angle glaucoma causes loss of ganglion cells with progressive thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer faster than age-related loss slowly over time (thus generally asymptomatic), eventually leading to an enlarged optic nerve cup seen on eye exam. The optic nerve appears pale with loss of tissue and remodeled laminar changes. ...Read more

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Can sciatic nerve damage cause erectile dysfunction?

Can sciatic nerve damage cause erectile dysfunction?

Not really: Many people have one or the other conditions so it makes sense that some people have both. The cause of the sciatica symptoms (like a slipped disc) might also cause ed, but more commonly sciatica symptoms are related to the piriformis muscle os would not cause ed. Possible some medications to treat sciatica can cause ed, or there's another issue and pain that seems to be sciatica has another cause. ...Read more

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Is tilted optic nerve causes blindness?

Optic nerve: The only way to answer your question is for you to let me or others know what exactly your concern. Has your eye doctor told you that you have a "tilted optic nerve"? If so what were you told? ...Read more

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Can nerve injury mean the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

Can nerve injury mean the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

No : Nerve injury is different than spinal cord damage. Spinal cord damage is more severe than nerve injury. ...Read more

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Can nerve injury mean the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

Can nerve injury mean the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

No: The nerves are outside the axial skeleton, and the spinal cord is contained in the bony structure. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

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