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Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Yes.: Medications used in numbing injections temporarily interrupt the entire function of the nerve injected. If the nerved which was injected is a sensory and motor nerve (meaning that it goes to/serves a muscle), the injection would cause numbness and paralysis. Ortho patients who have had "blocks" to improve pain control post-op experience this effect commonly. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle contraction. The paralysis in the skeletal muscle lasts for about 3 months. It lasts up to 9-12 months if used in the detrusor muscle in the bladder. Strength eventually returns when new connections are created between the nerves and the muscles. ...Read more

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Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

See answer below: The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move. If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the muscles and the muscles, consequently do not move. ...Read more

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Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Anatomy: Muscles only work because nerves stimulate them and cause them to work. Muscles can not work independently other than an occasional firing. ...Read more

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Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Call 911!: Paralysis, numbness, slurred speech, dizziness can all be signs of a stroke. Needs to be assessed and treated right away in nearest er. Can be fatal or cause permanent disability - rapid treatment decreases chances of bad outcome. If it turns out not to be a stroke, could still be heart problem, severe electrolyte disturbance, or various other dangerous causes. Get friend to er now! ...Read more

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What is functional paresis?

What is functional paresis?

Terminology: The term functional is sort of slang for "non-organic" and paresis refers to weakness, so the combination suggests non-neurological or untrue weakness and implies an underlying psychological or psychiatric causation. ...Read more

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What is abducens paresis?

What is abducens paresis?

Abnormal movement of: This is weakness of either the muscle that moves the eye laterally or trouble with the nerve to that muscle.

It is most commonly due to trouble with the nerve that moves the muscle. There are many possible causes. A neuroloigst or neuro-ophthalmologist is the person to see. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of paralysis?

Weakness: Usually paralysis means feeling weakness or having difficulty moving one of your limbs or muscles. Many times paralysis can happen with a loss of feeling in the affected area if there is sensory nerve involvement. When we talk about paralysis keep in mind that this means weakness lasting for a couple of days at least - not just an arm or leg "falling asleep" after sitting for a while! ...Read more

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Are there natural substitutes for gastro paresis?

Are there natural substitutes for gastro paresis?

Gastroparesis....: ....Is also known as delayed emptying of the stomach. It's a condition, from multiple causes, where the stomach doesn't empty properly into the intestines. I suspect you meant to ask something else. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat. ..I have gastro paresis?

What foods should I eat. ..I have gastro paresis?

Small and frequent: You should eat small amounts of easily-digestible foods every few hours. Avoid eating too much at once, and avoid drinking too much liquid with meals. If you are needing to gain weight or improve your nutrition, try supplement drinks like boost or ensure, or glucerna if you're diabetic. ...Read more

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Is facial paralysis hereditary?

Is facial paralysis hereditary?

FacialPalsy not Here: No it is not hereditary most of the times, except rare genetic condition mekersson rosenthol syndrome. ...Read more

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Hypokelemic periodic paralysis?

Channelopathy: This is a disorder whereby potassium metabolism and weakness occur simultaneously. In turn this is due to abnormal functions in nerve cell membranes, a condition called a channelopathy. These are inherited though family members need not be symptomatic. Treatments are available. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause facial paralysis?

What can cause facial paralysis?

Lots of things: Many problems can cause facial paralysis. It can be congenital, from a tick bite, ear infection, tumor in the face or skull, brain tumor, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc. Most commonly in adults, it is caused by a virus infection of the nerve that provides facial movement. ...Read more

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What to do about paralysis tick?

Avoid if possible: If tick does attach, can create a diffuse weakness picture, which is similar to Guillain-Barre. Treatment merely involves finding the tick, often in the hair, and removing it properly. Recovery occurs rapidly thereafter. ...Read more

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Can paralysis happen during intubation?

Only in rare cases: Intubation involves using an instrument (called a laryngoscope) to help the health care provider see the vocal cords and trachea. If the patient has an unstable spine in his neck, perhaps from an auto accident, etc, there is a very remote chance that using the laryngoscopes could put strain in the pine and damage the spinal cord. Anesthesiologists are trained how to intubate all patients safely. ...Read more

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Can degenerative d d cause paralysis?

Not on own.: The degenerative disc changes are indicative of potential future problems, but could contribute to a spinal stenosis, or if protruded or ruptured, a nerve root compression, with a focal weakness. Severe spinal stenosis, especially in the neck could result in significant leg weakness or eventual paralysis. ...Read more

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What can cause partial facial paralysis?

Bells Palsy Facial N: It is facial palsy caused by dysfunction of 7th cranial nerve called facial nerve. It is caused by an inflammation of facial nerve which in turn causes swelling of the facial nerve and causes the assymetry of face due to inability to controlfacial muscles on affected side
other conditions that can cause facial palsy are lymes disease, brain tumour and stroke and that is not called bells palsy. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause facial paralysis?

What diseases can cause facial paralysis?

Don't wait: Facial paralysis should be evaluate immediately. Inflammatory conditions known as bell's palsy can be treated with antiviral medicine and steroids to minimize long term problems. Trauma to the face or skull base can also paralyze. Tumors both benign and cancerous can press on the nerve or even invade the nerve to cause paralysis but fortunately are rare. See an ENT specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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How does someone get one-sided paralysis?

See answer below: One-sided paralysis can be frequently seen in strokes, and less frequently in hemicord injuries. ...Read more

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Can congenital facial paresis be treated?

Can congenital facial paresis be treated?

Yes: Yes. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/878464-overview
See a university based board certified facial plastic surgery for best results. ...Read more

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Are angioedema and gastro paresis related?

Are angioedema and gastro paresis related?

No: Two different issues- one involves swelling under the skin, the other slowing of the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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What are the tests for paralysis, infantile?

Depends on exam.: A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; based on the findings from that exam, the doctor can determine what other tests are needed. There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and they can differ in how they present and what tests must be done. ...Read more

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What is accommodation convergence paralysis?

Explanation: This describes an inability to cross or converge your eyes on looking at a very close object. This may also be termed convergence insufficiency. Sometimes this is acquired subsequent to a concussion due to brain injury. Suggests persistent brainstem dysfunction. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Paresis (Definition)

Paresis means weakness or inability to move a body part, often used to describe a neurologic condition. For example para-paresis means someone can not move their legs, hemiparesis refers to someone being unable to move one side of their body, such as their right ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more