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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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Injury of the big toe, pinched nerve?

Injury of the big toe, pinched nerve?

Possibly: Irritation to the L5 nerve root can cause radiating pain to the big toe. However, trauma to the toe sounds like it is more likely in your case. ...Read more

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How can a nerve cut off the circulation in the big toe?

How can a nerve cut off the circulation in the big toe?

I don't : Believe they do.....Not in the big toe at least. Unless, there was some messed up anatomy this is certainly not typical. ...Read more

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A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

Numbness: The numbness you are talking about is caused by compression to the disc at level l4, l5, s1. I would recommend you see a physician for a work up and MRI to confirm your diagnosis. There are other diseases that can mimic degenerative disc disease. ...Read more

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How can I manage a pinched nerve I have pain travelling from my hip to my toe?

How can I manage a pinched nerve I have pain travelling from my  hip to  my toe?

Stretching helps: Avoid sitting with wallet in back pocket. Stretching helps. Sometimes a heel lift is required. A low back adjustment may be necessary as well. If not relief with this or anti inflammatory medications, further testing, such as an x-ray, ct or MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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What happens if someone has a rod in their leg who is unable to life their big toe because of a small amount of nerve?

What happens if someone has a rod in their leg who is unable to life their big toe because of a small amount of nerve?

Rephrase ?: Not sure exactly what you mean. The rod in your leg should not affect your big toe unless there was some damage to the nerve, muscle or tendon at the time of injury. Perhaps you just need more time to heal. ...Read more

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Side of my big toe is numb. The area underneath the toe is also numb. I was told it was because my nerve is being inflamed. ?

Side of my big toe is numb. The area underneath the toe is also numb. I was told it was because my nerve is being inflamed. ?

See bbelow: Most probably related to a impinged or irritated nerve. May be happening higher up in leg or even the lower back and affecting big toe. See Podiatrist for examination. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more