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Signs Of Permanent Nerve Damage
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?
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
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
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
Not lIkely: No. That does not sound like any real or possible outcome of simple contracting a muscle. ...Read more
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
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
Can having foreskin rolled back a few days cause permanent nerve damage? Lost sensation in recent years & worried its my fault for doing this one time
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
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
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
I used to hard masturbate with my clit a lot and now I don't feel anything, it's insensitive. I'm really concerned that I have permanent nerve damage?
Desensitize: You have probably desensitized the region. Leave it alone for a few weeks and see how that works. ...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 more
No: However, there are very effective treatments available. ...Read more
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
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
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