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I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet.  Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?

Peripheral neuropath: The treatment of peripheral neuropathy relies heavily on the cause of the nerve damage. The pain of the neuropathy usually controlled with medications. Treatment with the electrical stimulation fields has been investigated and analgesic benefits have been reported, but not consistent. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Falci
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Sensory Loss (Definition)

Sensory loss is a symptom in which a person has a loss of sensation to a part of his body, usually due to problems with the nerves that go to that part of the body. Numbness and tingling ("pins and needles") sensations can occur along ...Read more


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Piriformus syndrome with sensory loss and pins and needles on left leg. Orthopedic suggested pt. Any home remedies i can try. Concerned?

Piriformus syndrome with sensory loss and pins and needles on left leg. Orthopedic suggested pt. Any home remedies i can try. Concerned?

See physiatrist: There are many things that can temporarily relieve symptoms from piriformis syndrome including nerve pain meds, massage, trigger point injections, botox, acupuncture, etc. Vitamin b and d levels should be normal too. Nothing takes the place of physical therapy in terms of addressing the factors that are causing it to begin with (so it doesn't come back). Nerve glides can help relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Is there a medical condition that results in complete sensory loss yet preserved consciousness?

Stroke: Stroke can affect strength or sensation, usually one side of the body. Tumors in unusual places can affect a person's sensitivity to pain, but usually not completely. Infections like leprosy cause serious sensory problems, but typically feet and toes, not the whole body. Perhaps the character in the book girl with the dragon tatoo (with a genetic trait) has you confused with medical disease. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of sensory loss?

Too many to list: Sensation can be lost due to problems with peripheral nerves, and/or brain and spinal cord disease. In the usa, most common cause might be diabetes or alcohol/nutritional. World-wide said to be leprosy. Can expand by going to wikopedia, mayo clinic site, or even at www.Aan.Com. ...Read more

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Is there a condition that results in complete sensory loss yet preserved consciousness?

Is there a condition that results in complete sensory loss yet preserved consciousness?

See neurologist : Yes, there are many conditions of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves that can preserve the consciousness and yet produce numbness. You need to be evaluated and managed by a neurologist. ...Read more

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How are numbness and sensory loss different?

How are numbness and sensory loss different?

Nerve: Numbness is the loss of ability to perceive touch. Sensory loss can include loss of perceived touch, proprioception(where something is in space), loss of pain and ability to distinguish temperature. ...Read more

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What are the most likely causes of congenital sensory loss?

What are the most likely causes of congenital sensory loss?

Aplasia: Aplasia- means lack of growth. The lack of growth of the middle ear cochlea is a common cause. Another common cause is called a choleseatoma- its a growth that destroys the hearing apparatus in the middle ear. A rarer cause of congenital loss is rubella. ...Read more

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What are the main reasons why people suffer from congenital sensory loss?

What are the main reasons why people suffer from congenital sensory loss?

Genetic/ infectious: Most sensory loss is either sight, vision or smell. Infections such as cytomegalovirus or rubella can cause hearing loss or blindness, and neonatal sepsis can cause sensory loss. Use of aminoglycoside antibiotics in the newborn period can damage hearing, and prematurity is responsible for multiple issues. Many genetic conditions can lead to blindness, loss of hearing, and loss of smell. ...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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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