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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
Neuro praxis : Refers to an injury to the insulation of the nerve called the myelin sheath. If you take away the offending cause it normally takes 3 weeks to 3 months to recover. It is unusual to last longer than that and if it does i would be concerned about on going compression or toxic effect or a more serious injury to the nerve itself called axonomesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Superficial Peroneal Nerve Entrapment in left ankle. Starting PT. Recovery time? Bout to start 220 mile hike. Will I be okay to hike?
Nerve entrapment: It depends on what is damaged. If the nerve itself is damaged, the nerve can grow about an inch a month or so to reconnect to the where the nerve endings should be. If the nerve is intact, but the structures around the nerve have been damaged, then the recovery time might be sooner. An electrodiagnostic study could help differentiate the two. Hold off on the hike especially if you have weakness. ...Read more
My brother (30 yo) has a pinched superficial peroneal nerve on his right leg. Surgery was recommended but are there other alternatives?
Are you a patient?: Unusual for a patient to ask this level of questions.The facial nerve lies approximately 1.0–1.5 cm deep and slightly anterior and inferior to the tip of theexternal canal cartilage (also called ‘pointer’). The nerve lies approximately 1.0 cm deep to the medial attachment of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle to the digastric groove of the mastoid bone. There are more methods. ...Read more
Low grade acinic cel carcinoma in superficial lobe of parotid- is RADICAL parotidectomy necessary whilst the facial nerve is not affected by tumor?
Get a consult: Get several opinions. A superficial parotidectomy may be an option depending on your situation. It is sometimes used for very superficial low-grade tumors. ...Read more
Damaged my superficial branch of radial nerve. Muscle below looks atrophy. Is it neurogenic atrophy? What are the treatments?
Median nerve cut not healing correctly? Stitches. Relatively superficial cut, improved at first, 3.5 months later can't feel middle finger. Doc visit?
Yes: Where was the cut? Median nerve is deep. Superficial cut would not involve unless cut was on finger itself (wherein nerve would be a digital branch of median nerve, not the median nerve itself). In any event, need evaluation since nerves are important. Check carefully if both sides of the finger are involved on only one side. Report to your doctor. (If image: not included by me.) ...Read more
Are there any superficial (palpable) nerves in back, slightly to the outside of the leg below the knee?
Shouldn't be: Not under normal circumstances. You shouldn't find any palpable nerves laterally below the level of the knee. The common peroneal nerve sort of wraps around the knee but it is not palpable although it is "damageable" fairly easily by compressing it with the weight of a leg or other object. ...Read more
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