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Pinched Cranial Nerve
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
3rd CN weakness: The third cranial nerve for the motor and learn sponsorable for my opening, extra ocular muscle control. Lesions of the third cranial nerve causes drooping or ptosis of the eyelid and because of weakness of the extraocular muscles that is detected clinically as double vision. ...Read more
None!: The definition of deglutition is the act or process of swallowing. ...Read more
Cranial/Spinal nerve: Cranial nerves emerge from the brain. Spinal nerves are from the spinal cord. ...Read more
Yes, Neurologists: Neurologists specialize in disorders of the brain and nerves, including the cranial nerves. A sudden problem with a cranial nerve should be evaluated urgently in the er. For a chronic problem, ask your primary care physician for a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more
Paralysis: Many different causes of cranial nerve palsies, with perhaps most common, bell's with facial nerve weakness, but also, diabetics may experience double vision from oculomotor palsy. The cranial nerves subserve the face, mouth, throat, and neck. Treatment is too variable to discuss here, but mayo clinic site does get into more detail. ...Read more
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Had craniotomy for gpn and cranial nerve 9 was not sending signals during monitoring. Is that nerve considered dead and no longer active?
GOOD question: THE NEURO SURGEON WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR TO ASK THIS. ...Read more
What is the difference betweens cranial nerves and neurons in the brain. Is it possible to damage a major cranial nerve?
Cranial nerves: Cranial nerves originate directly from the brain. Spinal nerves emerge from sections of the spinal cord. A nerve is made of a bundle of axons and surrounding myelin from many nerve cells (or neurons). The cranial nerves can certainly become diseased or damaged. For instance, pathology of cranial nerve vii, or the facial nerve, is known as bell's palsy. ...Read more
See details: I am not sure there is anything you can do. Discuss the issue with a neurologist. ...Read more
This is associated: With a brachial plexus injury, not a cranial nerve injury. This is usually associated with the posterior cord in the brachial plexus or radial nerve downstream, occasionally a c7/8 nerve lesion can cause this but the wrist drop is not usually as isolated. ...Read more
Can a herpes 1 infection mess with the cranial nerve? Didn't take any meds for herpes 1 didn't know you could. Been having twitching since infection.
Bell palsy and vertigo about 8 months ago now could vertigo and bells palsy have to do wit a tumor on the 7&8 cranial nerve sence I still have them?
Do people with chickenpox from a cranial nerve get protection from zostavax? I read CNS was sequestered from the immune system.
Zostavax is protect: You need to clarify this question with your physician. Zostavax can help prevent herpes Auster and postherpetic neuropathy. It is not 100% protection but it's better than not having any protection. There will also be a new shingles vaccine which is not live virus coming out next year. These are certainly issues you can discuss with your physician about. ...Read more