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I have a twisted nerve in my uppet left shoulder with inflamation. What should I do to take care of thid pain.
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
Outside peripheral vision loss w/pain lt. Eye. 2 MRI'S, 1 yrs apart, show twisted optic nerve pressing on carotid artery in rt. Eye. Emergency?
Sciatica: 20's female with twisted sacrum asks about future problems. Osteopaths regard sacroiliac joint (SIJ) nutation (also called "Short Leg Sign") & counternutation to be reflective of abnormal SIJ movements. These movements have been found associated with Hypermobility Syndrome, chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, IBS, & Interstitial Cystitis. ...Read more
Iliopsoas syndrome, low back is being twisted causing pinched nerve, pelvis inflammation, spinal tilt, hip pain, constipation, stretching seems to hep?
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also think about taking an anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen if you are not allergic nor have kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, or diabetic (ask for personal doctors' advice). ...Read more
Rest pain: A muscle pull or tear is associted with swelling, sometimes a palpable, painful lump. Using the muscle can cause severe pain or spasm but when at rest should not feel painful. A trapped nerve will not cause a lump or swelling. The pain is intense and often radiates or moves along the nerve path. The pain can occur at rest as well as with activity. ...Read more
Comment of previous injury to the nerve that affects my first rib pain (ligament tear)! I have a twisted c2/c3 from birth. Can this affect it?
Probably no: Ribs usually come off the thoracic vertebrae. C2/c3 are cervical vertebrae and would be positioned way higher than the first rib would normally be. ...Read more
Injections.: Nerve, spinal nerve roots, and medial branch blocks (for facet joints) are injections done using a local anesthetic to determine if a specific nerve, specific spinal nerve root, or facet nerve is the source of pain. Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain when used with a steroid. ...Read more
Awsome!: As an anesthesiologist and recent recipient of an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, I loved the excellent pain control I received from by block during the first 24 hrs after surgery. I only wish it could last longer, but we are working on that in our specialty. I received no sedation for the procedure of the the block and found it to be neither uncomfortable or scary. ...Read more
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Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain can be caused by a spinal nerve entrapment or irritation at the level of exit through the neural foramen in spinal column. The pain nay be referred or radiate into the shoulder with c 4-5 spinal nerves injury. It is usually associated with neck pain and muscle spasms with limitation in the range of movement of the neck. An electromyogram and MRI may help in the evaluation. ...Read more
The cranial nerves:
The cranial nerves may be given a number (roman numeral I-XII) or a name
(their names are, in order: olfactory, ophthalmic, oculomotor, trochlear, trigeminal, abducens, facial, vestibulocochlear, glossopharyngeal, vagus, accessory, hypglossal)
They conduct regular senses and special senses of the face. ...Read more
Injection of local:
It is when local anesthesia is used to numb a nerve or group of nerves (plexus). It usually entails knocking out the motor component as well as sensory but some blocks can be performed so that only sensory is blocked.
Sedation is usually used and an ultrasound machine or stimulating needle to locate the proper site for injection. ...Read more
Yes: First, be sure you are minimally physically active every day. Then, look up "mindfulness-based stress reduction". Try to do at least five minutes twice a day. Then, if you still have symptoms, find a "cognitive behavioral therapist" to help you learn coping skills. Each of these actions have been proven to help anxiety. At last resort, there are meds which work best with therapy and exercise. ...Read more
Change with time: Does occur. Whether for better or worse depends on the cause of the pinching, if your behavior had anything to do with the pinching, for example, leaning down and picking something heavy off the ground, and you keep doing that, you won't get better. But if pinched nerve not due to something you did. Changes occur over time & sometimes symptoms worsen, sometimes improve. ...Read more
Compressed Nerve: Entrapment Neuropathy. Nerves extend from your brain and spinal cord and go to all parts of your body. Nerves carry signals. Nerves are vulnerable when they travel through narrow spaces and are compressed. When the nerve is pressed between tissues like ligaments, tendons and bones, you can get symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, pins and needles, weakness. Find out what is trapping the nerve. ...Read more
Axonal growth: "nerve regrowth" as you say typically refers to a nerve's ability to regenerate its ability to transmit information. This usually is regrowth of the axon of the nerve and not the neuron (nerve body). The axon is like the wire that transmits information from the nerve body to the destination (i.e. A muscle or another nerve.). ...Read more
Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes, physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more
No: There is no evidence that any stimulant "helps" our nervous system. They all may provide increased wakefulness, energy, strength etc. Temporarily but they are not a substitute for good diet, adequate vitamin intake, exercise and a balanced lifestyle. When we use stimulants instead of all those things, we are hurting our bodies, including our nervous systems. ...Read more
Many concerns: Necrosis is "death" or destruction of a nerve, and this sometimes is necessitated to alleviate pain, by an alcohol injection. If a nerve is cut or transected, or if a nerve cell body dies (apoptosis), from a variety of inflammatory or degenerative causes, recovery is not possible. So, nerve death can occur both in central and peripheral nervous systems. Timely treatment is always best. ...Read more