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Dr. Scott Falci
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Sensory Loss (Overview)

Sensory loss = impairment in function of senses such as sight, hearing, taste, smell, or tactile (such as feeling pain, hot or cold).


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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

Dr. Scott Falci
25 doctors shared insights

Sensory Loss (Overview)

Sensory loss = impairment in function of senses such as sight, hearing, taste, smell, or tactile (such as feeling pain, hot or cold).


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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
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
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 Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
Yearly
Get an audiogram
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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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What is the definition or description of: Sensory loss?

Sensory loss: Sensory loss = impairment in function of senses such as sight, hearing, taste, smell, or tactile (such as feeling pain, hot or cold). ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a Durable Power of Attorney for your health and finances
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Write down important phone numbers and post them in more than one place
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Give your Durable Power of Attorney a list of your medications and doctors' names
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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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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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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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How to help patients with sensory loss?

Need more info: What kind of sensory loss, where on the body, what is thought to be cause? We need details to answer your question. ...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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If I have sensory loss on my right side from a slipped disc, what more could i expect down the road?

If I have sensory loss on my right side from a slipped disc, what more could i expect down the road?

See a spine surgeon.: In that is the case, you need to see a spine surgeon and seriously consider a discectomy to correct the problem. It will not resolve by itself. ...Read more

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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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What are possible reasons for partial sensory loss on right side of upper lip and cheek?

What are possible reasons for partial sensory loss on right side of upper lip and cheek?

Facial numbness: The more common reasons for numbness is trigeminal nerve issues, this can also be seen in small lacunae strokes and demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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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.

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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I am experiencing sensory loss of my penis glans and ability to reach orgasim ?

I am experiencing  sensory loss of my penis glans and ability to reach orgasim
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Loss of sensation: Numbness anywhere can have physical causes that can vary from simple to complex. Vitamin deficiencies, acute and chronic diseases, injuries, etc. can all affect the nervous system. Get evaluated to see what can be causing this. ...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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Possible reasons for sensory loss all over front of neck and throat? Also, shooting pain up side of neck?

Possible reasons for sensory loss all over front of neck and throat? Also, shooting pain up side of neck?

Interesting!: Involvement of both sides of anterior neck and throat without other areas of sensory or pain involvement, suggests a non-neurologic cause. Things such as hives, thyroid inflammation, severe lymph node swelling, laryngitis are suggested. These things can also cause localized pain. ...Read more

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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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Hello,i have project on congenital sensory neural hearing loss can i get some help any idea how to start or a hint ?

Hello,i have project on congenital sensory neural hearing loss can i get some help any idea how to start or a hint ?

Specialist-help: There is lot of information about congenital sensory neural nearing loss .Read about the normal ear structure and what happens or causes this defect ..There are some test to confirm diagnosis and possibilities of treatment like cochlear implant .Yoy can talk to E.N.T.specialist to help you ...Read more

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Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

Perhaps.: I would maintain that the answer is "maybe". There is at least the suggestion that if you restore stimulus to the auditory cortex via the current hearing aid technology, that part of the brain that has been deprived of input can actually improve it's function. The brain has "plasticity" and might well slow or even arrest additional hearing loss if incoming signals are restored. ...Read more