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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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I was diagnosed with diabetes neuropathy, my back is painful and I have numbness in my arms and hands. What are the treatments for this?

I was diagnosed with diabetes neuropathy, my back is painful and I have numbness in my arms and hands. What are the treatments for this?

Can also C osteopath: You have had your wisdom teeth removed, and looks like you are taking amitrityline, and aleve (naproxen) for pain, and Insulin for dm, and pt too. You could benefit from having an ostoepathic manipulative consult/treatment to address your overall pain stemming also from musculoskeketal complaints, and be manually treated holistically to get some relief. Also, they can recommend a cranial dentist too for tmj. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are the causes of neuropathy besides diabetes?

Long list: Can be anything-- B12 deficiency, various autoimmune disorders, pinched nerves in the spine for example. You may want to see a neurologist for further evaluation if you have never seen one. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause neuropathy if a person doesn't have diabetes?

Is there anything that can cause neuropathy if a person doesn't have diabetes?

Pain, numbness.: Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by many things, including diabetes, excessive alcohol use, or chemotherapy. Patients can have tingling, burning, itching, a "tight" feeling, pain, and numbness, and once it happens it's impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pain of neuropathy?

What is the best treatment for pain of neuropathy?

Control glucose: Most important is to control ur blood sugar-w/o that it will likely cont to progress. Tx aimed @ sx include oral: gabapentin, pregabalin, some antidepressants (ex duloxetine), more & topical: capsaicin, lidocaine, tens, more. Dfclt to predict who will respond to which the best. Lots of choices & I gen talk thru in's & out's of many & decide together which to try 1st, etc. May need combo top + oral. ...Read more

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Can chiro treatment cause neuropathy?

Can chiro treatment cause neuropathy?

Unlikely: Chiropractors offer a deep massage which in a sensitive person might actually damage nerves but would not cause neuropathy in the usual sense of the word. ...Read more

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What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetes mellitus?

Many...: Chemotherapy/exposure to chemicals, excessive alcohol intake, some neuromuscular diseases, and many more. Sometimes the cause can't be determined and they label it "idiopathic". ...Read more

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What's the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes neuropathy risk?

What's the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes neuropathy risk?

Both are at risk.: All diabetic are at risk for developing neuropathy if their blood sugars are not kept under good control. ...Read more

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What can be done for neuropathy that is not caused by diabetes. There is no pain, just loss of feeling, leg strength and balance.

What can be done for neuropathy that is not caused by diabetes. There is no pain, just loss of feeling, leg strength and balance.

Many other causes: Search for an answer may be arduous. Emg can sort into categories and appropriate blood and urine studies be provide discovery. Need to classify by fibre size, and presence or absence of inflammation. If, in the end, no evidence of medication or toxin cause, may want to treat symptomatically with drugs such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but would not hurt to try metanx twice daily for at least a year. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?

I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?

Neurologist: There are some ways to treat the symptoms of neuropathy such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, elavil, and others. Neurologists are the best doctors to help you find a treatment for your neuropathy.
While there is no cure, you can try to obtain some symptom relief. ...Read more

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I have type two diabetes with mild neuropathy as my only symptom. I am not overweight. Like to have wine before dinner. Told to eat something before?

I have type two diabetes with mild neuropathy as my only symptom. I am not overweight. Like to have wine before dinner. Told to eat something before?

See below: I generally advise my patients with neuropathy to refrain from alcohol intake as alcohol is toxic to peripheral nerves (and central nerves) for that matter. Having said that however, it is up to you whether you drink or not. ...Read more

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What if all treatment for peripheral neuropathy don't work, what then?

What if all treatment for peripheral neuropathy don't work, what then?

See below: See www. Clinicaltrials. Gov to see if you qualify for a clinical trial that may help you. ...Read more

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Really weird question- what would happen if I don't get treatment for small fiber neuropathy other than be in pain and have weird sensations?

Really weird question- what would happen if I don't get treatment for small fiber neuropathy other than be in pain and have weird sensations?

Likely get worse: See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3086960 ; http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/small_fiber_peripheral_neuropathy for some background. I would suggest focusing more on overall health, especially diabetes mellitus, a common complex promoting condition. If so, go lchf foods ; get hba1c at least <6.0%, optimal 5.0%, optimize NMR lipoproteins, get sitting resting sbp <120 mmhg, etc. ...Read more

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Probability of developing diabetes if you have nonspecific neuropathy?

Probability of developing diabetes if you have nonspecific neuropathy?

May not be related.: Nonspecific diabetes does not necessarily lead to having diabetes. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause neuropathy and extreme thirst?

How can diabetes cause neuropathy and extreme thirst?

High glucose: The high blood glucose directly damages nerves, bit by bit, over time, causing the neuropathy. The high blood sugar also causes you to urinate a lot because glucose gets dumped into the urine. This will dehydrate you and cause a lot of thirst. ...Read more

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Which treatment for the pain of neuropathy is the very best?

Multiple treatments: Many medications can help, including neuromodulators like Gabapentin or lyrica, (pregabalin) anti-depressants like Cymbalta or effexor, and modalities such as contrast baths. Topical pain creams, especially ones containing ketamine which may effect hypothesized peripheral nmda receptors. Manage the underlying issues, like sugars to help slow or stop progression, but most likely will not change the currentpain. ...Read more

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Do you know of any new treatment for compression neuropathies?

Do you know of any new treatment for compression neuropathies?

Endoscope: Depending on what nerve compressed. The usual treatment needs to be getting rid of the compression. Some nerves can be decompressed via a minimally invasive way or endoscope. ...Read more

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How long does it take for neuropathy to set in, if you've had diabetes about 5 years?

How long does it take for neuropathy to set in, if you've had diabetes about 5 years?

Times vary.: Everyone is different. Neuropathy may develop quickly or it may take years to develop depending on a variety of factors. ...Read more

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Any treatment of multifocal motor neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Treatment for multifocal motor neuropathy varies. Some individuals experience only mild, modest symptoms and require no treatment. For others, treatment generally consists of intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) or immunosuppressive therapy with cyclophosphamide. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

No: There are no standard treatments for hereditary neuropathies. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and if needed, pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct severe foot or other skeletal deformities. Bracing may also be used to improve mobility. ...Read more

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Is peripheral neuropathy in some way related to diabetes?

Is peripheral neuropathy in some way related to diabetes?

Rather frequent: Amongst the major diabetes complications such as kidney and eye problems, is presence of nerve involvement. This is more common in type ii, and if ignored has potential for foot ulcers, and even amputations. Tight control of serum glucose is only part of this. A medical food metanx may be very useful. Not unique for nerve problems to be caused by different problems, and this needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What remedies relieve foot neuropathy caused by diabetes?

What remedies relieve foot neuropathy caused by diabetes?

Multiple remedies: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. Stop smoking (affects circulation to nerves) limit alcohol use which destroys nerves. Vit. B may levels should be checked and supplemented as required. ...Read more

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Do you get diabetic neuropathy even if you control your diabetes?

Do you get diabetic neuropathy even if you control your diabetes?

It is possible: Yes, step one is very tight control through medication and dietary and exercise measures. But Type II diabetics are at a higher risk of peripheral nerve problems than Type I. If this does occur, however, both medical foods and prescription items can help control and even partially reverse. ...Read more

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Say I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

Say I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

Quite possibly not.: The major symptoms of the flu usually last for about 2 to 5 days without a condition which impacts immunity. In a healthy person it often takes a week or more to get back up to speed. It may take longer if you have leukemia. Discuss any concerns with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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What happens if I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

What happens if I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

Neuropathy causes: There are many causes of neuropathy, diabetes mellitus is one of them.

Many people with diabetes have neuropathy, but not all. Many people with neuropathy do not have diabetes.

It is a good idea to be tested for diabetes mellitus, and to consider other causes as well. ...Read more

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Can diabetes M2 be associated with sciatic neuropathy as a cause for damaged nerve endings?

Can diabetes M2 be associated with sciatic neuropathy as a cause for damaged nerve endings?

Sciatic Neuropathy: Hello. Diabetes isn't usually associated with true sciatic neuropathy. It can result from nerve compression (tumor, hematoma, etc.) and injury in the gluteal region or thigh. In the gluteal region, it is most often caused by trauma (posterior hip dis;ocation, pelvic fracture). Nerve can be directly injured during an intramuscular injection into the buttocks. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more