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Can chronic numbness and nerve pain in the testis from foraminal stenosis for half a year with no treatment yet cause permanent testicular damage?

Can chronic numbness and nerve pain in the testis from foraminal stenosis for half a year with no treatment yet cause permanent testicular damage?

See remark: With your description,and foraminal stenosis (a doctor must have seen you for that diagnosis) + numbness, please please consult a urologist ,maybe the one you saw or someone else.At your young age ,don't neglect the symptoms ...Read more

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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Received permanent nerve damage on back of head and suffer severe headaches would nerve decompression work for this, medicine doesn't.

Received permanent nerve damage on back of head and suffer severe headaches would nerve decompression work for this, medicine doesn't.

Possibly: I would recommend seeing a neurosurgeon first. If they can't help, then I would recommend a pain management specialist or a palliative medicine specialist. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How successful is nerve blocks in the lower lumbar for pain and numbness in the legs?

How successful is nerve blocks in the lower lumbar for pain and numbness in the legs?

Highly Variable: My experience in my patients is that for the most part nerve blocks (whether in the lumbar or cervical spines) are not overly successful in terms of duration or amount of relief. The reason is simple. That type of pain management is purely symptomatic & never treats the cause. Pain blocks will NEVER help numbness since that is the result of the neuropathy which is what has to be fixed. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pain from a pinched nerve in shoulder and right arm?

What is the best treatment for pain from a pinched  nerve in shoulder and right arm?

Location: First that depends on what nerve in "pinched" and what are your true symptoms. Are you having just pain or are you have problems with muscle control as well. The pinched nerve of your arm is often caused by a problem at the level of your neck and your symptoms just show up in your arm. I recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

May be: You could cure nerve pain if no scar in the nerve or what we call permanent change in the structure of the nerve, if you have changes in the nerve i doubt you could. In this situation we resort to a lot of methods of pain relief. (pain management). ...Read more

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What tests are needed for spinal nerve root damage/injuries? Damage in neck affecting both hands/arms,but left more than rt.Is this a spinal cord inj?

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What tests are needed for spinal nerve root damage/injuries? Damage in neck affecting both hands/arms,but left more than rt.Is this a spinal cord inj?

MRI: You likely will need a MRI of the neck spine after an initial evaluation with your doctor. Sometimes, a nerve conduction test may also be needed if the mri is not conclusive. ...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?

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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What can be done for a nerve irritation in the neck from a bulging disk at C4 and c5? Can that cause burning and numbness pain? Please help

What can be done for a nerve irritation in the neck from a bulging disk at C4 and c5? Can that cause burning and numbness pain? Please help

Alpha Lipoic Acid: One natural approach is to take high doses of Alpha lipoic acid (see natural doc for dose). Also, good quality marine fish oil can help w/the covering on the nerves. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does pain management work ? What is the treatment for permanent nerve damage from the cervical spine ?

How does pain management work ? What is the treatment for permanent nerve damage from the cervical spine ?

Many ways: For a non chemical approach to pain management, find a doctor familiar with sphenopalatine ganglion blockade which often helps where other methods of treatment, including surgery, have not been successful. ...Read more

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Any treatment for penile nerve damage ? iam scared

Any treatment for penile nerve damage ? iam scared

Possible: is the damage from infection or injury? If Injury and was recent it is possible that some of the damage will heal. If infection prompt treatment may halt the process ...Read more

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Is Spinal traction or Decompression therapy helpful for Lower Back Pain? Are the effects temporary or Permanent?

Is Spinal traction or Decompression therapy helpful for Lower Back Pain? Are the effects temporary or Permanent?

Results are: Variable. Some patients improve. However significant number of patients do not show improvement or has only modest or temporary improvement ...Read more

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Can a compressed nerve lead to permanent damage and paralysis? Specifically cervical and right arm. Thanks

There is always that: chance that nerve compression can led to permanent changes -that can occur with a. Acute or sudden onset or in a chronic setting but it is not the usual scenario with most resolving non operatively. If there are significant findings immediately or progressing findings of weakness especially one should consult with an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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2 severely pinched nerves in neck from degeneration. Finally had cervical surgery. Still loss of use in arm. What is the prognosis for nerve recovery?

Depends: Recovery in surgery varies from individual to individual. In general nerves repair themselves, if they can 0.5 mm per day. Practically, one year after surgery, you will be at maximum recovery post-surgery. ...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?

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 treatments can be done for chronic back/hip pain from severe stenosis of the spine?

Number of treatments: You can try multiple things. First, speak to a person with spine experience to make sure the cord or nerves are not threatened (depending on what levels are stenosed). As long as there is no threat of progression, start with physical therapy and core strengthening (under physician supervision). Then, whatever helps you, helps. From acupuncture to epidural steroid injections, many things can help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of choice for a pinched nerve or disc problems in the neck?

What is the treatment of choice for a pinched nerve or disc problems in the neck?

Evaluation : Proper evaluation is needed by a physician who deals with these problems. An MRI is indicated to insure that the syptoms are not masking more serious problems. The other medical choices can then be discussed and decided. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with lingual nerve injury, likely the result of inferior aveolar nerve block for root canal. Is there a pain management rx?

I've been diagnosed with lingual nerve injury, likely the result of inferior aveolar nerve block for root canal.  Is there a pain management rx?

Try this website:: I came across this website and cannot vouch for the suggestions for treatment but here is some information for you: http://www.Sciential.Net/treatment%20options.Shtml. ...Read more

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Had spermatic cord denervation done in April. Sustained a damaged ilioinguinal nerve from the surgery. In a lot of pain. Will I be in pain for life?

Need time: Time will tell. Give it 3-6 months. If it is not gong away, or too severe to wait, see a pain specialist, usually an anesthesiologist, in a pain center. If that all fails, may need to remove the nerve. Best of luck. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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