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Doctor insights on: Trigeminal Nerve Surgery

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Who does nerve surgery? Neurosuregon or ortho?

Who does nerve surgery? Neurosuregon or ortho?

Neurosurgeon: Nerves are under the purview of neurosurgeons. ...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


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How long is peripheral nerve surgery and what is the down time and limitations?

Depends.: There are many peripheral nerves. Surgery and recovery time depends upon which is being operated on. ...Read more

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What is recovery time from ulna nerve surgery?

What is recovery time from ulna nerve surgery?

Cubital tunnel sun: Outpatient surgery. Long arm splint typically for 7-14 days depending on your surgeon. Limit lifting to 5 lb and gauge activity based on swelling until 6 weeks post op. Usually favoring the arm somewhat for 8-10 weeks. ...Read more

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When do I know that i need alveolar nerve surgery?

Get seen by doctor: If you have numbness of the gum and or lip long after the effect of the local anesthetic that the dentist used, should have worn off - see your dentist. If after trauma, i.e. Fractures of the jaw bones, then seek medical attention. The er doctor or your pcp will refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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My hubby will be going for a pinced nerve surgery on his neck and back does he need to go on some kind of diet when he gets out ?

My hubby will be going for a pinced nerve surgery on his neck and back does he need to go on some kind of diet when he gets out ?

NO, but: There is a possibility that your husband could wake up nauseous from the anesthesia and pain medications. That is why we suggest a light and bland diet to start off with. The narcotic pain medications used for post-operative management can cause constipation, so this should be taken into account while planning meals. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from the pinched nerve surgery on my arm, or could it be a torn rotator cuff?

How long will it take to recover from the pinched nerve surgery on my arm, or could it be a torn rotator cuff?

Hard to say: Recovery from a compressive neuropathy can take several months to a year to completely recover depending how much damage to the nerve was caused and the recovery my be incomplete in some cases. You could potentially have a rotator cuff tear also, you might need an MRI or ultrasound. Surgery to decompress a nerve should have some immediate relief, but certainly not complete relief. ...Read more

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Softball player w shoulder pain after coming back from ulnar nerve surgery. Symptoms: can't sleep on it, worse at night, constant pain, hard 2 move it?

Softball player w shoulder pain after coming back from ulnar nerve surgery. Symptoms: can't sleep on it, worse at night, constant pain, hard 2 move it?

Give it time: If the surgery was very recent, could be from your position on the operating table. If you are already back to playing softball, could just be getting used to playing again after a perios of non-use. Give it some time, it should get better on its own. Be sure to warm up before play and practice. If it persists, ask the doctor about it that the did nerve surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read more