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Tactile Allodynia Treatment
Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more
Neurology consult: You could be having a kind of neuropathic pain disorder. Best would be consult a neurologist to rule out any underlying condition and make a management plan. Treatment options include use of medications, mainly anti-epileptics and anti-depressants. Bio-behavioral therapies including relaxation therapy can help (pain psychologist). ...Read more
Lukewarm option: Vagal nerve stimulation (vns) for treatment resistant depression is fda approved (2005). However, subsequent studies have not been too supportive of its use. There are many medication options and combinations these days as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (less invasive) and electroconvulsive therapy (still an effective treatment). ...Read more
I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?
Peripheral neuropath: The treatment of peripheral neuropathy relies heavily on the cause of the nerve damage. The pain of the neuropathy usually controlled with medications. Treatment with the electrical stimulation fields has been investigated and analgesic benefits have been reported, but not consistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CRPS. Symptoms (burning, redness, swelling, stiffness, sensitivity) mild- can it worsen? Best treatments -nerve block, medication, physio, SCS
What is the best treatment for hallucinagen persisting perceptual disorder ? (visual disturbance only)
study results: No. Subjects improved/ total medication 7/8 haloperidol 2/2 diphenylhydantoin 1/1 trifluoperazine 1/1 barbiturates 8/9 benzodiazepines 2/2 narcotics 1/1 carbamazepine 1/1 sertraline (see text) 1/1 naltrexone 9/11 clonidine 1/1 zyprexa (olanzapine) and prozac 2/2 benzodiazepines drug and alcohol dependence 69 (2003) 109/119 no randomized controlled studies exist so far. ...Read more
Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate treatment for post herpetic neuralgia, along the trigeminal nerve. ?
Possibly: Stellate nerve blocks are often used to treat peripherial nerve problems caused by injuries or trauma. They are designed to block sympathetic nerves. The trigeminal nerve is a cranial nerve, that does not go through the spine or neck, so i don't know if the stellate block would help. The sympathetic nerves do contribute to eyelid motion and facial flushing, so it may be worth a try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Olfactory hallucinations treated w AED. Could intense feeling of jamais vu followed by GI upset be another symptom of temporal lobe seizures?
Briefly describe "mononeuritis of unspecified site" and treatment. Searching only returns mononeuritis multiplex. 54, F, nondiabetic?
Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?
It can be: Sensorimotor peripheral neuropathies have many types and various causes. Some of them can be disabling, even long term in some cases. A thorough search will have to include blood tests and urine tests. In some cases spinal tab (lumbar puncture) can be necessary. In delineating the diagnosis. ...Read more
Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?
Yes: There have been over 140 human studies done on ces, many of these on anxiety and many in the peer-reviewed literature. One of the best summaries of this research with references is here: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cranial_electrotherapy_stimulation this site has information on a meta-analysis done by the harvard school of public health: http://www.Cesultra.Com/ces-research.Htm. ...Read more
Active PTSD (CBT/meds) with clinical treatment for chronic low back pain and Morton's neuroma. Is PTSD a neurological disease?
PTSD: does not mean your brain is damaged. it does mean that your brain and the rest of your body is responding to past trauma and trying to file it away more comfortably, so to speak. Consider seeing a clinical psychologist who specializes in PTSD. Avoid generic ones who will treat but are not experienced in it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Prevent seizures: Vagus nerve stimulation (vns) is designed to prevent seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These pulses are supplied by a device something like a pacemaker. http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/vns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arm and leg numbness. Dr said back nerves inflamed. Possibly demyelination, hive neuropathy. Lyrica (pregabalin) caused panic. Any other treatment options?
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