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Can degenerative disc disease cause (nerve damage) lack of sensation in the legs or even tingling in the penis?

Can degenerative disc disease cause (nerve damage) lack of sensation in the legs or even tingling in the  penis?

Maybe--see Dr: 42 isn't that old for DJD to be assumed to be the culprit, and prolonged symptoms may worsen or become irreversible--so see your dr or a neurologist (either for start--after mri, may meet spine surgeon)--asap. Penile issues are often sacral (2-3-4), which could be a stenosis problem? Need MRI to help identify. ...Read more

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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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Can a pinched sural nerve cause swelling in the lower part of the affected leg?

Can a pinched sural nerve cause swelling in the lower part of the affected leg?

Sural nerve: the sural nerve is a sensory nerve only-transmits sensation from the skin on the outside of the foot and ankle. It is unusual for it to be pinched and would be an unlikely cause of swelling. ...Read more

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Any different symptoms of MS and nerve damage in the back?

Any different symptoms of MS and nerve damage in the back?

Some differences: Normally nerve problems in the lower back (where they are most common) cause pain, numbness, weakness or decreased reflexes in the legs. They are often asymmetrical. The symptoms last a long time. MS often causes numbness or weakness on one side of the body, double vision, or impaired vision in one eye. These symptoms may only last a few days. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurogenic atrophy in thenar muscle from nerve injury?

What are the symptoms of neurogenic atrophy in thenar muscle from nerve injury?

Thenar atrophy: Thenar muscle weakness results in thumb abduction weakness. This movement is holding the thumb straight up when the back of your hand is turned down (not shown in the picture). It should be able to overcome some resistance to adopt this position. You may also see a dimple in the muscle area at the base of your thumb. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Could : Whether there is damage (let alone whether it is permanent) can be best determined by a good neurologic exam and may require an emg. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of spine nerve damage?

What are the symptoms of spine nerve damage?

Yes: It can cause pain , weakness , numbness , burning pain, spasm, or coldness or other more bizarre symptoms in the innervated areas., see a doctor if you have those symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a pinched nerve in wrist?

Symptoms of a pinched nerve in wrist?

We have 3 nerves: Responsible to give sensation in the hand, median nerve, ulna nerve and radial nerve. If you have a median nerve pinched, you will feel changes in one side of the hand. If the problem is in the ulna nerve your complain will be on the opposite side. Pinched nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling and muscle atrophy. You can lose sensation and function. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve in the ankle?

Nerve Pain: Can effect people differently so no hard and fast rule but is usually sharp pain is involved and often numbness. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pinched nerve in lower back?

Leg pain: "pinched nerve" implies a pinched spinal nerve root, if thats what you mean. Symptoms are usually pain into the buttock and down the leg at least to the knee , sometimes the foot or inner thigh. ...Read more

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Please describe the nature of the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

Please describe the nature of the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

Important question: We feel that the diabetic nerve complications involve blood flow in the small vessels that subserve peripheral nerve function, and thereby damage the central axon function which results in an axonal neuropathy. In general, the nerve problems do not readiliy respond to the usual basic diabetes drugs, but may benefit from a medical food metanx. ...Read more

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Are there similar symptoms of MS and nerve damage in the back?

Are there similar symptoms of MS and nerve damage in the back?

I suppose: I suppose you could say that but nerve pain from a specific spinal nerve is usually more well defined and produce more acute pain than ms. ...Read more

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What are synptoms of a pinched nerve in the knee?

What are synptoms of a pinched nerve in the knee?

Pinched Nerve: in the knee can be pain, burning etc. There are very few nerves that can get pinched at the knee, so likely something else is going on. I would also suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further and determine what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

Numbness: The numbness you are talking about is caused by compression to the disc at level l4, l5, s1. I would recommend you see a physician for a work up and MRI to confirm your diagnosis. There are other diseases that can mimic degenerative disc disease. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of sciatic nerve injuries?

What are the usual symptoms of sciatic nerve injuries?

Variable: Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own. Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or a burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of peroneal nerve compressed? Can it occur from ankle sprain? Fibula possibly moved and pinched nerve.

What are the symptoms of peroneal nerve compressed? Can it occur from ankle sprain? Fibula possibly moved and pinched nerve.

Nerve impingement: Unlikely, that the fibular bone moved to pinch a nerve. The peroneal nerve (superficial peroneal nerve) is located in the skin and can be impinged through swelling resulting from an ankle sprain. The bone, ligaments, muscle, tendons are deeper than the skin, but the swelling associated with injury can cause shooting pain, burning, tingling, and numbness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve somewhere in the lumbar spine cause localized swelling in the leg?

Can a pinched nerve somewhere in the lumbar spine cause localized swelling in the leg?

Not at all: Localized swelling in a limb implies that there is a local inflammatory reaction going on or possibly a vascular block a pinched nerve, however, will cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Some people describe a feeling as if they were swollen but swelling does not actually occur in a localized area as you are describing. ...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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Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

No: Although inflammation in the hand can cause shoulder pain at times (hand-shoulder syndrome), the face is not neurally connected to the arm. ...Read more

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Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Meralgia: Impingement of the lateral cutaneous nerve is termed meralgia paresthetica; it involves numbness and/or burning pain down the distribution of the nerve. It is caused by, usually, an overweight individual's soft tissue compressing down on the nerve when sitting down, causing injury. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

Pain and numbness: The sciatic nerve is mixed nerve(sensory and motor fiber), every time we have injury to this nerve we have symptoms of numbness and possibility weakness it depend were the nerve injured . We could have numbness in the leg tor thigh and the foot, or weakness in the quadriceps or the ankle or the foot. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage be corrected? I've been having all symptoms of nerve damage in my legs, & left arm. What r the treatments cuz I'm terrified. Thanks!

Can nerve damage be corrected? I've been having all symptoms of nerve damage in my legs, & left arm.  What r the treatments cuz I'm terrified. Thanks!

Possibly: There are many causes of neuropathy some of which are reversible ( for example: significant hypothyroidism can be associated with neuropathies which can resolve with thyroid replacement Rx). The same is true for certain vitamin deficiency states. You should consider seeing a Neurologist to determine what type of neuropathy you have/What's causing it/what therapy could help. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of slight nerve damage on inside part of the leg behind the knee?

What are some symptoms of slight nerve damage on inside part of the leg behind the knee?

Paresthesias: numbness and tingling, or pins and needles sensations, called parenthesis, are often early symptoms of nerve injury. If it does not quickly clear, see your orthopoedist for proper eval. ...Read more

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Nerve damage symptoms: leg weakness and numbness. Any way to treat this?

Yes: If there is mass lesion on your nerves such as a spur or disc- surgery would help. Otherwise therapy, meds, epidurals, tens unit etc would help. ...Read more

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Can Cipro cause (severe) nerve damage? Have taken twice for UTI symptoms despite culture being negative. Feeling nerve pain in feet, legs, & arms.

Please repost: You have now stated where you feel the pain, but please state specifically what qualities of the pain lead you to call it "nerve" pain, e.g. aching vs burning, etc. It may help to read up a bit on pain in order to learn what are useful descriptive terms for pain. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for nerve damage in leg due to quad strain (possibly sciatica/FM). Rest and gradual training?

1st need diagnosis: You may not have actually suffered "nerve damage" by virtue of your injury. You should get a good neurological examination performed of the lower extremity and then, the treatment for the "nerve damage" will be more clear. Of course, for a quad strain no one can argue the points of rest and gradual training to get back into things. That makes perfect sense. ...Read more

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Can a leg with nerve damage ever function properly again?

Depends: This depends on how much nerve damage has occurred and which nerve or nerves have been injured. Rehabilitation, exercise and physical therapy often lead to marked improvement in nerve and muscular function with time. ...Read more

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Could a leg with nerve damage (severed nerves) ever work properly again?

Could a leg with nerve damage (severed nerves) ever work properly again?

It depends: It totally depends how severe the injury was. If a nerve was completely severed it is unlikely. If it was only partially cut it may. Either case it will take anywhere from 6mo-1y to see results. Our bodies are very resilient and i don't put anything past it. There is a chance other nerves and muscles will "make up" for the damaged ones. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a leg with nerve damage (severed nerves) ever work properly again?

Might it be that a a leg with nerve damage (severed nerves) ever work properly again?

Nerve damage: If the nerves have been actually severed and then the chances of them working normally are small. If the nerve is not totally severed then some regeneration can occur within the nerve and lead to some return of function. ...Read more

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If I have nerve damage in my leg can I still get velashape?

If I have nerve damage in my leg can I still get velashape?

Sensory/Motor Nerve: If you have sensory nerve damage and cannot feel heat well, you have to be careful. You will want to try it on areas that you have preserved sensation first. Compare that to areas you don't feel very well. If you can't feel heat at all, better to be cautious and not to do it. ...Read more

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I have a leg injury that never healed properly, how can I tell if there is nerve damage?

I have a leg injury that never healed properly, how can I tell if there is nerve damage?

Nerve damage: Most injuries to the nerves result in symptoms such as numbness, tingling or extra sensitivity. There could be pain or hot or cold sensations. Evaluation with a doctor could determine if you should get testing to detect nerve damage. Tests such as a nerve conduction test and electromyogram can be done to check the nerves and muscles. ...Read more

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I nerve damage on my right leg and I am daibitic also what kind of medication you suggest for me?

I nerve damage on my right leg  and I am daibitic also what kind of medication you suggest for me?

Many good medicines: Nerve pain is very common in diabetics and there are many medicines that work very well. Medicines that can help include anti-convulsants (like lyrica, (pregabalin) topiramate and neurontin), antidepressants (like elavil, cymbalta, and effexor). Due to risk for abuse and misuse, we try to avoid narcotic medicines but if other treatments don't work these can help also, particularly ultram. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Could nerve damage affect an erection negatively? I recently did poorly on a left leg EMG.

Could nerve damage affect an erection negatively?  I recently did poorly on a left leg EMG.

Depends on the nerve: Nerve damage can effect an erection but it depends on which nerve is invovled. This is something to discuss with your physician and you may need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have an itch but can't find it? Iv had 3 lower back operations and severe nerve damage down leg, could this be the reason ?

I have an itch but can't find it? Iv had 3 lower back operations and severe nerve damage  down leg, could this be the reason ?

Nerve damage: Injury to nerves can cause odd feeling such as burning or itching that is difficult to localize. Your 3 prior back operations could be related depending on the area (dermatome) that is itching and the levels of surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have nerve damage because i keep getting leg vibrations under my skin . Often. And can that be related to my scoliosis ?

Is it possible to have nerve damage because  i keep getting leg vibrations under my skin . Often. And can that be related to my scoliosis ?

Could be: There are a couple of possible explanations. A visit to a neurologist or rehab doctor and a emg/ncs is a test that can help determine if that is the cause. How is your back? ...Read more

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Hello i got my peripheral nerve damage doing an angiogram last month, but for a weem now I have being feeling a cold wet feeling going down leg?

Time: There is no treatment for nerve damage except to wait for healing which can take a long time (depending on severity, up to a year). The issue is whether there is anything else going on - generally the symptoms would be pain and swelling. If you have those and they're worse, you should be re-evaluated for an av fistula or pseudoaneurysm. ...Read more

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Crawling sensation on my left leg only, always below the knee. No nerve damage that I know of and happens throughout the day. Not only at night.

Nerve endings: That sensation probably represents irritability in the superficial nerves of the leg. Since there are no other neurological symptoms,it probably isn't a serious problem but it would be worthwhile to check for vitamin B 12 deficiency if symptoms persist. A neurologist could advise you further as needed. ...Read more

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What could cause my emg of my right leg to show significant nerve damage, but the MRI of my back to be normal? I've had no injuries to either area..

Emg: Nerves cann be damaged by reasons other than injury and back(spine) issues. Inflammatory, toxic, infectios causes can result in nerve damage. If the EMG sgows significant nerve damage the task now is to find the cause - its clearly not your spine given the mri. ...Read more

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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