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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
Please repost: Your question is hopelessly vague. Need more specific information about which "peripheral" nerves you're referring to and what you mean by "damage." Your attempt to use medicalese has only obscured your question. Just use simple English. ...Read more
How can I check tinels sign on the inferior alveolar nerve? I want to know if the nerve is actually healing..
Discuss w/ your Dr: Also read this! Here's a very complete source: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm There's research being conducted and some feel hopeful. A lot depends on your specifics - there are no answers that fit everyone. Read about it and discuss options w/ your Dr. Ask for their experiences w/ cases like yours. ...Read more
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
Pnuemonitis: Pneumonitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of lung tissue. Difficulty breathing, often accompanied by a cough, is the most common symptom along with cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss. Specialized tests are necessary to make a diagnosis. Treatment focuses on avoiding irritants and reducing inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is usually a temporary and mild cause of skin rash--occurring most commonly in spring and fall. It can itch, but not usually extremely itchy. Signs of healing are: first--no new lesions, second--less itch, and third--fading in redness of existing lesions. ...Read more
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