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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


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I have a pince nerve in my neck could someone send me a MRI and see how a pince nerve look in ur neck please and do a pince nerve make u have tension?

I have a pince nerve in my neck could someone send me a MRI and see how a pince nerve look in ur neck please and do a pince nerve make u have tension?

MRI: The nerves come off of your spinal cord and exit the spine through little spaces between the vertebrae called neural foramina. These spaces can become narrowed, often due to bone spurs or disc problems. This can cause pain, numbness, tingling in different places depending on which nerve is affected. This MRI image shows narrowing at arrow 1 and more normal other side, arrow 2. ...Read more

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My hubby will be going for a pinced nerve surgery on his neck and back does he need to go on some kind of diet when he gets out ?

My hubby will be going for a pinced nerve surgery on his neck and back does he need to go on some kind of diet when he gets out ?

NO, but: There is a possibility that your husband could wake up nauseous from the anesthesia and pain medications. That is why we suggest a light and bland diet to start off with. The narcotic pain medications used for post-operative management can cause constipation, so this should be taken into account while planning meals. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How can damaged neck nerves be treated ?

How can damaged neck nerves be treated ?

Depends: This is very dependant upon the cause and type of damage. Repair may sometimes be an option but again, it depends upon the cause and type of damage. ...Read more

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Could facial spasms be caused by a nerve in your neck?

Could facial spasms be caused by a nerve in your neck?

No: There are cases of hemifacial spasms, meaning facial spasm on just one side of the facial which arise from an arterial compression of the facial nerve. The spasms in this case are only on side, typical worse around the eye but can involve the whole face. There is a surgical treatment for this as if it is due to an artery compressing the nerve it can be moved neurosurgically. ...Read more

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What to do for a pinched nerve in neck?

Trickey: If you have a definate diagnosis either by MRI and emg, then ask your pcp to refer you to an interventional pain doctor. Epidural steroid injection may be very helpful. ...Read more

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What causes a pinched nerve in your neck?

What causes a  pinched nerve in your neck?

Bone or cartilage: Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that lines a joint, or from a slipped disc. Symptoms should be checked by your doctor as severe cases can lead to permanent damage to the nerve and muscles supplied by that nerve. ...Read more

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Might a pinched nerve in neck heal itself?

Might a pinched nerve in neck heal itself?

Pinched nerve: It is certainly possible for a pinched nerve to "heal." in many cases, pinched nerves are caused by herniated discs, and these can heal/resolve with time - once the herniated disc has resolved, the nerve is no longer pinched. ...Read more

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Can a nvc pick up a pinched nerve in neck?

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Can a nvc pick up a pinched nerve in neck?

EMG/NCV: Nerve study (emg/ncv) is a sensitive test to identify pinched nerves in different area. ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve in neck feel like?

What does a pinched nerve in neck feel like?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve's main symptom is pain. This pain is typically described as shooting or radiating pain. If one particular nerve is pinched or irritated one could typically expect to have radiating pain is a consistent pattern (dermatome). The best things to diagnose this are a good physical exam, MRI and/or emg. Helpful article: http://arizonapain.Com/pain-center/pain-treatments/neck-pain. ...Read more