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Signs Of Nerve Healing
I was in a car accident and severed some nerves in my forehead. It's still numb but gets shooting pains and itches. Signs of nerve healing?
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
How can I check tinels sign on the inferior alveolar nerve? I want to know if the nerve is actually healing..
Feeling/strength: Signs of nerve healing: return of sensation/feeling or strength in your hand/fingers even hypersensitivity can be a sign. Nerve recovery takes place first in the arm, then wrist, progressing outward to the fingers. You may be able to tell where the leading edge of recovery is since the nerve may elicit a zinger or tinel's sign when tapped-- the site of the zinger may migrate outward as it heals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My physical therapist said a sign of nerves healing is the burning pain i'm feeling in my feet (& strangely cold). Alif on s1-l4 in june. Is she right?
Neuralgia: Nerves that repair themselves do not cause any discomfort. Damaged nerves cause discomfort. ...Read more
Yes: As a nerve regenerates, it can fire in erratic patterns, causing pain and tingling. This usually resolves as healing progresses. Pain can also be generated by the brain and spinal cord after the connection to a nerve has been lost- an extreme example of this is phantom limb pain, where an amputee feels burning pain in the limb after it has been removed. ...Read more
Is it a good sign that a graze is starting to itch is it healing if so how long more will the cuts be there?
Yes: Itching is a sign that your injury is healing. It happens usually when the injury scabs over. Usually if the graze is superficial and not very deep then it should heal in about a week. If it is deeper, then it probably will take longer even up to a couple of weeks. As long as the surrounding area does not turn red and become more painful you should be fine. ...Read more
Herpes: Herpetic lesions are healing when the blisters dry and scabs form. ...Read more
What are the visual signs that shows that my Impetigo condition is healing? It a been 3 days since I had it.
Impetigo: It should be looking better: Less red, good scab formation. No drainage and less pain. ...Read more
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