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Pinched Nerve Or Ms
At rest tremors only r side of body? What could be a idea? Meds, pinched nerve, ms, pd? I already have lupus. : (
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
What could possibly be causing me to be numb all over? If neg for ms, no pinched nerve. I'm desperate! Really?! psychiatric if tests are neg?! c'mon!
Numbness: There are many reasons to feel numb. It could be a vitamin b and Folic Acid deficiency, a generalized polyneuropathy caused by diabetes, herpetic or other viral infection, or any other reason. The most important step is reaching accurate diagnosis, ruling out degenerative or nutritional diseases, infectious, or neurological damage. Psychiatric disorders (ptsd) could be a reason for such symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My primary and chiro say my lhermitte's isn't ms. Brain MRI and neuro normal. They're not worried, thinking pinched nerve. Should I be, or get 3rd op?
I have lhermitte's that gets worse with exercise. Neuro says its not MS (clear mris/eval). Can other nerve problems get worse with exercise?
L'hermitte's: Sounds neurogenic by your use of the term. Cervical radiculopathies, brachial plexus problems, chiari malformation, syrinx, can all cause similar complaints. I assume they were also ruled out by neurologist. Muscles that attach to occipital for thoracic origin or scapular origin can cause this "lightning" like symptom with movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost never: However, problem comes when ms plus another peripheral nerve problem coexist. Biopsy for ms would usually involve brain procedure in order to clarify a difficult presentation, such as tumefactive type of lesion, but this is unique. In short, almost never even get testing of peripheral nerves in ms pts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BIG QUESTION: Ms is an autoimmune mediated disorder in patients with genetic susceptibility, who acquire the disease after several environmental events. The white cells of the body attack the myelin nerve coverings in the brain and spinal cord, destroying critical connections, resulting in problems with strength, sensation, balance, coordination, vision, energy, thinking, etc. ...Read more
MRI best: The MRI is the best imaging test for ms. It allows doctors to see which parts of the brain are affected and to what extent. If dye is used, it will also tell whether any of these lesions are active. Other tests can provide information regarding specific areas; for example a visual evoked potential can tell whether the vision pathways have been affected but is not a real substitute for an mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is lupus attacking the nerves the same as ms? I know they’re different diseases, but when lupus affects the nervous system, does it do it the same way as ms? Are the symptoms the same?
One kind of lupus:
Lupus has many ways of hurting and destroying organs, one kind of lupus of the nervous system is similar and may coincide with ms
numbness poor function disconections of short circuits in electric system (nerves are like cables, with ms you loose the insulation, myelin). ...Read more
What other diseases can give you diabetic nerve pain throughout your body, besides diabetes? That and MS are ruled out so far.
I need help finding a neurologist for MS in belleville, illinois or st louis, mo that can help me control my nerve and chronic pains everyday.?
57 yr f that lives a healthy active life with just MS & slight raynaud's that which has turned to severe nerve pain now 1.5 yrs. What could be?
Multiple sclerosis?: If by ms you mean multiple sclerosis then that may be the cause but we would need to know a lot more about the details because there are many ways this disease is expressed. Having said that there is often autonomic nerve dysfunction that can cause severe unremitting pain. Ms can cause something called secondary raynaud's which can progress along with the ms. See neurology ;/or pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Emg done 9/16; was told nerves on lateral side of leg, bilaterally, were not responding because I lost weight. Prev told poss ms, can this confirm ms?
I see in MS & gbs the immune system only seems to attack the mylein sheath. What stops the immune system going further & directly attacking the nerves?
Variable: Yes, in many cases, the myelin sheath alone is involved, and the underlying axon is spared, BUT immune systems are variable, and the more aggressive forms of MS and GBS can result in axonal damage. It is the body's ability to turn off the immune attack which quells the ultimate damage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
UNUSUAL: Lesions in the lower brainstem, medulla oblongata are rather rare, but if they do occur, one might encounter problems with speech, such as a dysphonia, or a strained speech pattern. If there is widespread inflammation, also involving glossopharyngeal nerve, might see dysphagia, or swallowing problems. Likely the internal organs such as heart, lungs, GI tract would not be involved. ...Read more
Normally nerve problems in the lower back (where they are most common) cause pain, numbness, weakness or decreased reflexes in the legs. They are often asymmetrical. The symptoms last a long time.
MS often causes numbness or weakness on one side of the body, double vision, or impaired vision in one eye. These symptoms may only last a few days. ...Read more
Sometimes: MSContin is far better for most types of chronic pain than any of its shorter-acting relatives.Nerve modulators like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can also be helpful. All work on the theory that pain is primarily in the brain. In my practice, pain almost always has an actual mechanical or inflamm. Cause which is treatable w/ osteopathic manip., neuroprolo, Vit D/glucose creams, etc. This is 'cure' v 'control'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, never: Ms does not affect the heart or any other internal organs directly. ...Read more