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Could a disc herniation (l4, l5)lead to permanent nerve damage. If so what are signs of nerve damage around l4, L5 does nerve damage show on a mri?

Could a disc herniation (l4, l5)lead to permanent nerve damage. If so what are signs of nerve damage around l4, L5 does nerve damage show on a mri?

It is possible: If any nerve is compressed severely for a long
time it can be permanently damaged
damage at l4- could cause foot drop
it is possible to see compression on MRI but injury would not necessarily be seen. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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How permanent can nerve damage be?

How permanent can nerve damage be?

Very permanent: Your question is not open to an answer because you offer no specifics. What nerve? How severe is the involvement? ...Read more

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Could lidocaine cause permanent nerve damage?

Could lidocaine cause permanent nerve damage?

Rare but possible: Lidocaine is one type of local anesthetic or "numbing medicine". It is used for numbing skin, in nerve blocks, and in epidurals. It should not be directly injected into a large nerve because the nerve could be damaged. This is why ultrasound is often used to place nerve blocks, so that the local anesthetic is injected near, not in, the nerve. ...Read more

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Can a nerve block cause any permanent nerve damage?

Can a nerve block cause any permanent nerve damage?

Possible/unlikely: As a foot specialist, I perform thousands of injections a year in the form of nerve blocks for procedures and therapeutic injections. It is extremely rare to have any complaints of nerve irritation from the injection after the anesthetic wears off. Dr l. ...Read more

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Could you get permanent nerve damage from back fusion?

Absolutely: Back fusion is not a benign surgery. Make sure you have it done by a skilled neurosurgeon or ortho-spine physician if you have to have it. However, avoid having a fusion as long as possible. You will most likely trade the pain at the fused levels for pain at the overcompensating levels above and below afterwards. I hope this answer helps and best of luck! ...Read more

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Can excessive kegeling cause permanent nerve damage in a week?

Not lIkely: No. That does not sound like any real or possible outcome of simple contracting a muscle. ...Read more

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What are some signs that nerve damage in the head is progressing?

It depends: It depends on the area of the brain or spinal cord involved and the severity of the involvement. There are numerous possible answers to your question. ...Read more

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Can I already have permanent alcohol related nerve damage, how can I know?

Yes you can: You would know if you have neuropathy and other causes are ruled out. Stop drinking and see your doctor. You can supplement with b vitamins which often get depleted with alcoholic neuropathy. (your doc can advise you on supplementation of thiamine), . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dead nerve (pernament nerve damage) in the body?

See details: It depends on the nerve involved. The symptoms may include numbness or weakness but your question needs to be more specific. ...Read more

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If I have a compressed nerve in my back for a year because comp denied my claim could I end up with permanent nerve damage symptoms getting worse?

If I have a compressed nerve in my back for a year because comp denied my claim could I end up with permanent nerve damage symptoms getting worse?

Nerve Compression: The answer is possibly. Without knowing the specifics of your case it is hard to know the place and extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Herniationl4, L5 I know if the nerve is compressed it could cause nerve damage how long before it could caused permanent nerve damage if untreatedthnks?

Herniationl4, L5 I know if the nerve is compressed it could cause nerve damage how long before it could caused permanent nerve damage if untreatedthnks?

Nerve damage: Great question... It's very important to treat pain and to prevent nerve damage. There are multiple ways to treat a herniated disc. They include: weight loss, physical therapy, chiropractic care, disc decompression (traction), epidural injections, intradiscal procedures, and surgery. An EMG is the best test to see if you have old or active nerve damage (if so- you need surgery). ...Read more

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I had a disc operation and have permanent. Nerve damage. Could this cause ms?

I had a disc operation and have permanent. Nerve damage. Could this cause ms?

NO: Do you have a diagnosis of ms? The surgery and nerve complications have nothing to do with ms, and would be an unfortunate co-morbidity. If you have ms, find a neurologist who concentrates in this area, and get onto a potent medicine. ...Read more

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How would someone know if they have severe peripheral nerve damage or permanent nerve damage?

Let a Dr eval it: The most trustworthy way would be a good evaluation by a Dr. You might start w/ your GP or find an appropriate neurologist. Best! ...Read more

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Was taking 5400 mg of DLPA daily for about 2 weeks. Started feeling the symptoms of nerve damage (pain, numbness, tingling). Could this be permanent?

Unlikely: Some toxic neuropathies can be reversed if the offending agent can be removed. The issue is what type of damage was caused and how severe it is. This will determine if and how long it will take to regenerate. If you had intermittent symptoms this is the mildest form. If the symptoms were persistent only time will tell ...Read more

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What are some signs that my hand nerve damage is healing?

What are some signs that my hand nerve damage is 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 more

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Can whip its (nitrous oxide) cause permanent nerve damage?

Can whip its (nitrous oxide) cause permanent nerve damage?

Nerve damage: Nitrous oxide can damage nerves by either interference with vitamin b 12 metabolism or by way of an exposure to low oxygen concentrations.

Whip its are not a healthy thing to do. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

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