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Can nerve damage be corrected? I've been having all symptoms of nerve damage in my legs, & left arm. What r the treatments cuz I'm terrified. Thanks!

Can nerve damage be corrected? I've been having all symptoms of nerve damage in my legs, & left arm. What r the treatments cuz I'm terrified. Thanks!

Possibly: There are many causes of neuropathy some of which are reversible (for example: significant hypothyroidism can be associated with neuropathies which can resolve with thyroid replacement Rx). The same is true for certain vitamin deficiency states. You should consider seeing a Neurologist to determine what type of neuropathy you have/What's causing it/what therapy could help. ...Read more

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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What are some symptoms of slight nerve damage on inside part of the leg behind the knee?

What are some symptoms of slight nerve damage on inside part of the leg behind the knee?

Paresthesias: numbness and tingling, or pins and needles sensations, called parenthesis, are often early symptoms of nerve injury. If it does not quickly clear, see your orthopoedist for proper eval. ...Read more

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Nerve damage symptoms: leg weakness and numbness. Any way to treat this?

Yes: If there is mass lesion on your nerves such as a spur or disc- surgery would help. Otherwise therapy, meds, epidurals, tens unit etc would help. ...Read more

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Can Cipro cause (severe) nerve damage? Have taken twice for UTI symptoms despite culture being negative. Feeling nerve pain in feet, legs, & arms.

Can Cipro cause (severe) nerve damage? Have taken twice for UTI symptoms despite culture being negative. Feeling nerve pain in feet, legs, & arms.

Please repost: You have now stated where you feel the pain, but please state specifically what qualities of the pain lead you to call it "nerve" pain, e.g. aching vs burning, etc. It may help to read up a bit on pain in order to learn what are useful descriptive terms for pain. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for nerve damage in leg due to quad strain (possibly sciatica/FM). Rest and gradual training?

What are treatment options for nerve damage in leg due to quad strain (possibly sciatica/FM). Rest and gradual training?

1st need diagnosis: You may not have actually suffered "nerve damage" by virtue of your injury. You should get a good neurological examination performed of the lower extremity and then, the treatment for the "nerve damage" will be more clear. Of course, for a quad strain no one can argue the points of rest and gradual training to get back into things. That makes perfect sense. ...Read more

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Can a leg with nerve damage ever function properly again?

Depends: This depends on how much nerve damage has occurred and which nerve or nerves have been injured. Rehabilitation, exercise and physical therapy often lead to marked improvement in nerve and muscular function with time. ...Read more

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Could a leg with nerve damage (severed nerves) ever work properly again?

Could a leg with nerve damage (severed nerves) ever work properly again?

It depends: It totally depends how severe the injury was. If a nerve was completely severed it is unlikely. If it was only partially cut it may.
Either case it will take anywhere from 6mo-1y to see results.
Our bodies are very resilient and I don't put anything past it. There is a chance other nerves and muscles will "make up" for the damaged ones.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a leg with nerve damage (severed nerves) ever work properly again?

Might it be that a a leg with nerve damage (severed nerves) ever work properly again?

Nerve damage: If the nerves have been actually severed and then the chances of them working normally are small. If the nerve is not totally severed then some regeneration can occur within the nerve and lead to some return of function. ...Read more

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If I have nerve damage in my leg can I still get velashape?

If I have nerve damage in my leg can I still get velashape?

Sensory/Motor Nerve: If you have sensory nerve damage and cannot feel heat well, you have to be careful. You will want to try it on areas that you have preserved sensation first. Compare that to areas you don't feel very well. If you can't feel heat at all, better to be cautious and not to do it. ...Read more

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I have a leg injury that never healed properly, how can I tell if there is nerve damage?

I have a leg injury that never healed properly, how can I tell if there is nerve damage?

Nerve damage: Most injuries to the nerves result in symptoms such as numbness, tingling or extra sensitivity. There could be pain or hot or cold sensations. Evaluation with a doctor could determine if you should get testing to detect nerve damage. Tests such as a nerve conduction test and electromyogram can be done to check the nerves and muscles. ...Read more

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I nerve damage on my right leg and I am daibitic also what kind of medication you suggest for me?

I nerve damage on my right leg and I am daibitic also what kind of medication you suggest for me?

Many good medicines: Nerve pain is very common in diabetics and there are many medicines that work very well. Medicines that can help include anti-convulsants (like lyrica, (pregabalin) topiramate and neurontin), antidepressants (like elavil, cymbalta, and effexor). Due to risk for abuse and misuse, we try to avoid narcotic medicines but if other treatments don't work these can help also, particularly ultram. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Could nerve damage affect an erection negatively? I recently did poorly on a left leg EMG.

Could nerve damage affect an erection negatively? I recently did poorly on a left leg EMG.

Depends on the nerve: Nerve damage can effect an erection but it depends on which nerve is invovled. This is something to discuss with your physician and you may need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What home remedies or other treatments can you recommend for numbness in leg from nerve damage? Urgent

What home remedies or other treatments can you recommend for numbness in leg from nerve damage? Urgent

See below: Try over the counter zostrix (capsaicin).
But if known nerve damage, then it may be that nothing will help. ...Read more

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I have an itch but can't find it? Iv had 3 lower back operations and severe nerve damage down leg, could this be the reason?

I have an itch but can't find it? Iv had 3 lower back operations and severe nerve damage down leg, could this be the reason?

Nerve damage: Injury to nerves can cause odd feeling such as burning or itching that is difficult to localize. Your 3 prior back operations could be related depending on the area (dermatome) that is itching and the levels of surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have nerve damage because I keep getting leg vibrations under my skin. Often. And can that be related to my scoliosis?

Is it possible to have nerve damage because I keep getting leg vibrations under my skin. Often. And can that be related to my scoliosis?

Could be: There are a couple of possible explanations. A visit to a neurologist or rehab doctor and a emg/ncs is a test that can help determine if that is the cause. How is your back? ...Read more

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Hello I got my peripheral nerve damage doing an angiogram last month, but for a weem now I have being feeling a cold wet feeling going down leg?

Time: There is no treatment for nerve damage except to wait for healing which can take a long time (depending on severity, up to a year). The issue is whether there is anything else going on - generally the symptoms would be pain and swelling. If you have those and they're worse, you should be re-evaluated for an av fistula or pseudoaneurysm. ...Read more

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Crawling sensation on my left leg only, always below the knee. No nerve damage that I know of and happens throughout the day. Not only at night.

Nerve endings: That sensation probably represents irritability in the superficial nerves of the leg. Since there are no other neurological symptoms, it probably isn't a serious problem but it would be worthwhile to check for vitamin B 12 deficiency if symptoms persist. A neurologist could advise you further as needed. ...Read more

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What could cause my emg of my right leg to show significant nerve damage, but the MRI of my back to be normal? I've had no injuries to either area..

Emg: Nerves cann be damaged by reasons other than injury and back (spine) issues. Inflammatory, toxic, infectios causes can result in nerve damage. If the EMG sgows significant nerve damage the task now is to find the cause - its clearly not your spine given the mri. ...Read more

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I had my baby 5 months ago and got an epidural. My right upper leg is still numb. Is this permanent? Is it nerve damage?

I had my baby 5 months ago and got an epidural. My right upper leg is still numb. Is this permanent? Is it nerve damage?

Neurologist: I would suggest seeing a neurologist. An Epidural is not likely to be the cause. Having a baby though can cause some nerve damage in certain cases. A Neurologist can do an assessment and evaluate what testing is needed. ...Read more

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2 to 3 weeks after a vehicle collision I began experiencing itching on my legs and pain in my toes. Possible nerve damage?

2 to 3 weeks after a vehicle collision I began experiencing itching on my legs and pain in my toes. Possible nerve damage?

Not very likely: It is possible, but not likely, that this symptom represents nerve damage. It would depend on where the symptoms are specifically, what your exam looks like, and if there are any skin findings that could explain the itching. Numbness and weakness are more consistent with nerve damage. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause nerve damage to the legs which causes a little swelling?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause nerve damage to the legs which causes a little swelling?

Not Prozac (fluoxetine): Have your doctor evaluate why you have "nerve damage" and "swelling". Prozac (fluoxetine) has many bad effects, and I do NOT use it in my practice, but your issues seem secondary to another cause. ...Read more

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My fiberglass cast was removed 10 months ago from my leg and foot. Could the cast possibly have caused nerve damage?

Probably not: First why do you think you have nerve damage? Only way a cast can produce nerve damage is by compresion (too tight) and sure if that was the case you would have complained with pain and tha cast would have been removed or changed. I doubt the cast was the culprit. ...Read more

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It's hard for my to jump, & when I lay down, my legs and feet hurt. I believe I have nerve damage, but I'm not sure. Can you help me?

It's hard for my to jump, & when I lay down, my legs and feet hurt. I believe I have nerve damage, but I'm not sure. Can you help me?

Leg and foot pain: There are many possibilities. Please see your doc so you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment. It could be a relatively mild cause or something more important. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi, I have nerve damage to my left s1 nerve root. The question is I have lose if feeling in my middle toes right leg. Can that be fixed?

May not be S1: Pain in the middle toes does not suggest s1 root problems. Just as dr. Bowman said, get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Does poreneal neuropathy of the leg mean nerve damage? Emg showed this Have scoliosis, back pain, hard to walk. What can be done about this?

Does poreneal neuropathy of the leg mean nerve damage? Emg showed this Have scoliosis, back pain, hard to walk. What can be done about this?

Peroneal Neuropathy: Your peroneal nerve is a nerve on the outside of your lower leg below the knee. Damage to this nerve can cause weakness of the lower leg and foot, especially bending the foot up. This weakness can cause trouble walking. You can have pain, numbness or tingling on the outside and front of the leg below the knee and foot. Good physical therapy and pain management are a good place to start. ...Read more

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