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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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What's radial nerve's palsy?

What's radial nerve's palsy?

Radial nerve palsy: Is a condition inwhich the radial nerve ceases to function. It can be temposary if the nerve was just bruised, or it can be permanent if the nerve was irreversably damaged. The radial nerve is responsible for several of the muscles that control the hand and wrist as well as the triceps muscle. The effect of the palsy depends on where the nerve was injured. Everything downstrem will be affected. ...Read more

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Would 70-90% sensory loss(radial nerve in wrist) be considered a diability?

Would 70-90% sensory loss(radial nerve in wrist) be considered a diability?

Radial Neuropathy: Sensory loss from the radial nerve is considered an impairment. It is only a disability if it prevents you from being able to do a job or participate in society. Numbness by itself is almost never a disability as it rarely effects function. ...Read more

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Would 70-90% sensory loss(radial nerve in wrist) be considered having a disability?

Would 70-90% sensory loss(radial nerve in wrist) be considered having a disability?

Probably not: Unless this sensory loss is somehow rendering you disabled, it's not likely. Results of tests, such as nerve conduction studies, do not determine disability. ...Read more

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I have fluid on my radial nerve in my forearm will an emg pick that up and show what's going on?

I have fluid on my radial nerve in my forearm will an emg pick that up and show what's going on?

Unlikely: Emg/ncv studies are diagnostic for nerve pathology or problems but if the nerve is healthy the test will be normal. If the test shows a problem of the radial nerve where the fluid or swelling is you'll only have signs of a radial neuropathy but not know what's causing the swelling, e.g. An x-ray might show pneumonia but not tell you the bug causing it. ...Read more

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Since i had radial nerve decompression, i still have pain & spasms. I've had compression 13 yrs. Will pain ever stop?

?: I am a bit confused had compression for 13 years ? When was the decompression done it is certainly possible that things might not get better esp if the nerve was compressed for 13 yrs which is a long time perhaps should seek other opinions with pain specialist or hand surgeon or ortho/hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My emg said i damaged the sensory part of the radial nerve in the forearm! what does the numbers mean on the test? 26 it should be 50 or higher! :(

Conduction velocity: The numbers relate to the speed of conduction of the nerve. There are expected values in the arm (usually above 49). Slowing in an area relates to injury. ...Read more

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Occupational med want to put me on gabatentin for my radial nerve in my forearm & i'm1 who doesn't do good on meds! i'm scared, I have bad reaction?

See below: The real question is what you want to do for your problem. My assumption is that this is causing pain. There are no good remedies for nerve problems so if you want relief trying the Gabapentin is reasonable. The side-effect profile for Gabapentin is favorable and most people tolerate it well. ...Read more

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more