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Symptom Of Diabetic Nerve Pain
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
Unfortunately: Unfortunately, there is no cure. Medications offer the best chance to reduce the pain. ...Read more
Is there anyways to make nerve pain less painful, I had a bilateral release almost 2 yrs ago and still getting it, im not a diabetic, ?
Options: Could contact your local doctor or we could address your issues online via a Concierge visit. ...Read more
Where its at: Diabetic nerve pain is primarily a progressive damage to sensory nerves to the limbs. Fibromyalgia as yet has no known mechanism and doesn't cause nerve damage or arthritis. Current research suggests a sorce within the central nervous system. It appears that fibromyalgia hurts but it won't hurt your body. ...Read more
Another one: Metanx is a Folic Acid derivative that has shown good response in patients with diabetic neuropathic pain. Overall, the goal is to get you as much relief as possible from your symptoms. Do not concentrate so much on what is herbal or natural but what has been shown to provide the best relief of your symptoms. Being in pain simply for the sake of saying you use "natural" things is not reasonable. ...Read more
What other diseases can give you diabetic nerve pain throughout your body, besides diabetes? That and MS are ruled out so far.
Not proven: Turmeric has many effects that can be beneficial for health. It can aid in digestion and serve as an antiinflammatory agent. It is not known to be useful for neuropathic pain. Such as that from diabetic neuropathy. Acetyl L-carnitine has been proven to help with symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more
Why do the bottom of my feet hurt? But its not diabetic nerve pain.... It feels like someone to slapping the bottom of them.
Why is levaquin (levofloxacin) so bad for people with diabetes, warfarin and nerve pain? I'm all 3.
Having nerve pain that echoes in other locations, including vaginal pain that echoes in my leg. Not diabetic. Any thoughts?
Nerve pain.: Nerve pain that originates from a pinched nerve in the low back or the lumbosacral plexus can cause pain in the groin, (vagina or testicles) and radiate into the legs. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study may localize the source of the nerve pain. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon to evaluate the nerve pain. ...Read more
Feels like I'm walking on sandpaper. Also pain in my thigh muscles the last 4 days. Not diabetic. Is this nerve pain? Will it resolve on its own?
I have severe pain in my legs and feet. I am a type 2 diabetic. I don't eat much sweets, but my (nerve) pain still won't get better. What can I do?
See a neurologist: Needle sticks or burning is somatic sensory. The autonomic nervous system, also called the visceral system, serves as the functional division of the peripheral nervous system and controls cardiac and smooth muscle, blood vessels and most glands. Examples: local autonomic effects such as lacrimation, edema and skin flushing. See your neurologist for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
Diabetic nerve pain called neuropathy is actually damage to the nerves and can cause a numbness/tingling type feeling in arms or the legs.
Arterial disease pain-peripheral arterial disease or pad can cause pain in the legs with walking initially and can progress to the point where you have pain at rest and is usually a different type of pain-a dull achy pain. ...Read more
How does a doctor know the difference between diabetic nerve pain and peripheral arterial disease?
Patient misdiagnosed with diabetic nerve pain instead of leg artery. What could happen if wrong treatment was given?
Missed chance for DX: In claudication, while the pain is nerve based, and related to nerve ischemia (microcirculation vs. Macrocircualtion), the need to distinguish is a difference of limb salvage via nonoperative means for early occlusive disease, and blood viscosity agents. In the diabetic pain, the use of pregabalin, or similar agents is key, as well as proper foot care during hygien procedures. ...Read more
Hello, I have type 1 diabtese, clinical depression, small visual hlusnations, diabetic nerve pain, lower back pain. Is any of this connected?
Is it possible for a doctor to distinguish between diabetic nerve pain and arterial disease in the lower legs?
Clarification: Usually description of symptoms should suffice to distinguish. But if you want tests...Arterial disease can be detected based on either ankle bracial index (blood pressure difference between arm and leg) or conventional angiogram. Diabetic nerve damage can be detected using emg. (test using needles and stimulating the nerves). ...Read more
I have 2 children and I am type 1 diabetic for 21 yrs and I have severe nerve pain in my arms n hands for past 5 yrs isit neuropathy or carpal tunnel?
Could be either:
Diabetic neuropathy usually affects the feet before it affects the hands and arms. However, your symptoms could be coming either from carpal tunnel or from peripheral neuropathy.
Symptoms from carpal tunnel are usually most intense in the thumb, index and middle fingers and are worsened by repetitive motion. Clumsiness, and weakness in the hands also occurs commonly in cts. An EMG is needed. ...Read more
If u have diabetes is it dangerous to also have poor circulation in feet whilst also having mild nerve pain in legs and arm. Is amputation likely?
Not good combination: Think of too much sugar in your blood like maple syrup. Your blood wouldn't flow through veins and arteries as well as it should. The sugar in your blood can cause smaller blood vessels to get clogged and reduce oxygen and nutrient supply to affected areas especially small nerve endings in hands and feet. Poor circulation would only compound this problem. Tissue without oxygen will die off. ...Read more
Other causes of severe nerve pain in both legs, feet, pelvis and groin with tingling, numbness. Mri shows no compression in spine, no diabetes. Help?
Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more