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Dr. Scott Falci
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Sensory Loss (Overview)

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 with the sensory loss.


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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
18 doctors shared insights

Sensory Loss (Overview)

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 with the sensory loss.


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

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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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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Can you have sensory loss on the affected side of which being diagnosed glossopharyngeal neuralgia? Example numbness then stabbing pain from triggers.

Can you have sensory loss on the affected side of which being diagnosed glossopharyngeal neuralgia? Example numbness then stabbing pain from triggers.

Yes, you can: have a sensory loss, because of the sensory component of the nerve. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a rare condition that occurs in the areas innervated by the sensory branches of the glossopharyngeal (CN9) and vagus (CN10) nerves. It most frequently starts after age 50, equally involving males and females. Hope it helps. ...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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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
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Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
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Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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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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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
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Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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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