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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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What is femoral neuropathy, I've been diagnosed with sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet, and nerve pain throughout my body. Have severe pan in my left upper thigh, nothing helps the pain.

What is femoral neuropathy, I've been diagnosed with sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet, and nerve pain throughout my body. Have severe pan in my left upper thigh, nothing helps the pain.

Spine vs Neuropathy: The cause of your pain may be a pinched nerve in the spine or around the thigh, especially if just on one side. It may also be neuropathy not due to compression (pinching), which usually is symmetric on both sides. A good neurologic exam by your doctor may be able to differentiate the source better. ...Read more

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Nerve pain in the right side of both thighs?

Nerve pain in the right side of both thighs?

Get a blood test: In the mean time exercise helps to regenerate muscle & nerves. The blood test is to find the cause: pernicious anemia, polymyalgia rheumatica; alcohol;
diabest & many other causes that show on blood test. ...Read more

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Red patches on upper thigh pinched nerve?

Red patches on upper thigh pinched nerve?

Red patches: No not pinched nerve. Have your pmd look at it if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are ways to help severe nerve pain down back of right thigh?

What are ways to help severe nerve pain down back of right thigh?

Physical therapy: It sounds like you are having radiating pain down the back of the right thigh. This may be the result of a "pinched nerve" or radiculopathy. The general measures used first are conservative treatments like mild pain medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, physical therapy. If it does not improve, your doctor may order an MRI scan to evaluate for possible herniated disc as the cause. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help severe nerve pain down back of right thigh?

What are some ways to help severe nerve pain down back of right thigh?

Depends on the cause: There are many potential causes. The sciatic nerve or one of it's branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm, or even hamstring spasm. Many other causes such as referred pain from SI ligament injury, too. A good history & physical, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find/fix it. If nerve is inflamed, neuroprolotherapy may help. ...Read more

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On 10mg amytriptoline for nerve pain in my thighs how long does it take to get in your system and give some pain relief?

On 10mg amytriptoline for nerve pain in my thighs how long does it take to get in your system and give some pain relief?

10mg Amitriptyline: Hello. This is a very low dose. I start patients this low if they are extremely sensitive to meds. Next dose up from 10mg is 25mg. You may just need an additional 15mg in your system to make the difference with your neuropathic thigh pain.In my patient population 10mg-100mg at night has worked the best. Gradual increase to achieve the "correct dose." We increase every 3 days to a set dose per pt. ...Read more

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What is a nerve pain down front of my thigh?

Nerve Entrapment: There are several possible causes for nerve pain in the front of the thigh. L2 and L3 lumbar disc herniation is a common cause. Other causes include femoral neuropathy, meralgia paresthetica, and obturator nerve entrapment. A good exam by your doctor to evaluate for weakness and loss of sensation is recommended. ...Read more

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What could be causing a nerve pain in my thigh?

What could be causing a nerve pain in my thigh?

Various: Diagnosis of thigh pain in a fortyish female depends upon whether the pain is in front or back of thigh. In the front, meralgia parasthetica is of concern. On the back of thigh sciatica is suggested. When doctors guess as to the vagaries of mother nature they need info as to "what, where, and when". Then we have improved chance to discern the "why". ...Read more

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Could prickly inner thigh sensations/pain be caused by driving a lot? Nerve pain etc? Feels like a fiberglass on skin feeling.

Could prickly inner thigh sensations/pain be caused by driving a lot? Nerve pain etc? Feels like a fiberglass on skin feeling.

Move around: You should get out of your car and walk around to get your blood circulating, this sensation can be caused from driving and sitting down for a long period of time. ...Read more

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9 months preg. When baby moves it hurts my thighs & keeps me from walking for a few secs. Is this a nerve pain, and how can I prevent falling from it?

9 months preg. When baby moves it hurts my thighs & keeps me from walking for a few secs. Is this a nerve pain, and how can I prevent falling from it?

Be careful: Sounds like the baby is sitting low in your pelvis and irritating or pressing on your femoral nerve. Be careful when you get up, consider a cane, use handrails on stairs. ...Read more

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On 30mg amitriptaline for nerve pain due to nerve damage in thigh how long before I start feeling some relief from the pain?

Probably forever: Amitriptyline is not the best choice. If it does not work in 2 weeks, forget it. Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) arebetter choices. ...Read more

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My quad muscle (upper thigh?) has a 2cm by 4cm dint in it. Like its collapsed? No injurys previously. Numb to touch. Nerves dropped?

Are you sure it is: In the muscle? Or maybe more superficial, in the subcutaneous tissue? Doesn't sound serious, unless there is weakness in the leg. If it is loss of sensation, its is nerve to the skin of the area that is affected. A small area is of little significance, unless you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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Anyone heard of nerve pain shooting up into the thigh from the foot? Triggered by either touching certain parts of the foot, putting on a sock etc

Anyone heard of nerve pain shooting up into the thigh from the foot? Triggered by either touching certain parts of the foot, putting on a sock etc

Wrong direction: Nerves go out from the spine The pain is along that path. Going from back outward down inner thigh, or most commonly down buttock, back of leg foot (sciatica) is a very very common pattern. So, basically, YES. ...Read more

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Can nerve pain come and go? I was almost symptom free for around a month but pain has returned. Prickly burning pain in inner thigh and upper back.

Can nerve pain come and go? I was almost symptom free for around a month but pain has returned. Prickly burning pain in inner thigh and upper back.

Yes, possible: Especially post-herpetic pain. See your doctor for possible medication to control the nerve impulses (e.g. Gabapentin) and minimize the pain if caused by a reaction to a herpetic virus. ...Read more

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Thigh goes numb nerve pain when lying had MRI for this year's ago showed nothing I have a knot on side of thigh dime sized hard tofeel at times burns?

Meralgia Paresthetic: This could be Meralgia Paresthetica - which is a benign neuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This would not be diagnosed by an MRI. I am not sure the know is related and could be a benign lipoma. Your physician can confirm the Meralgia Paresthetica or have you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Painful fire ant like feeling maybe nerve pain in all extremeties worse in upper legs thighs caused by?

Neuropathic pain: The symptoms are quite suggestive of peripheral neuropathy. This can be seen in multiple medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disease, b-12 deficiency and many other disorders. You need to talk with your doctor and he can do simple blood tests to find the answer and you may need electromyography/ nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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I was given a painkiller injection in my right buttock and next day am having severe burning nerve pain on outside right thigh now for last 5 days?

I was given a painkiller injection in my right buttock and next day am having severe burning nerve pain on outside right thigh now for last 5 days?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Have recently been in a rta, since then my leg has become very weak and suffering from severe nerve pain down outer thigh. Mri rules out spine. Help?

Recommend EMG/NCS: Recommend you see a nerve/spine specialist (usually a neurologist or physiatrist) that does a lot of nerve conductions studies or is board certified in EMG to rule out any nerve entrapment or injury. If the MRI rules out your spine as a source then a nerve injury might need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Deep pain in the back upper thigh, below butt comes only for a second or two, feels almost like the bone is hurting. Blood clot? Nerve?

Deep pain in the back upper thigh, below butt comes only for a second or two, feels almost like the bone is hurting. Blood clot? Nerve?

Nerve or hamstring: This sounds like the area where the hamstring attaches to the ischial tuberosity (bone) and can be a source of pain. Pain from your low back with nerve irritation can cause similar symptoms. A blood clot is unlikely, as this often causes lower leg pain, swelling & sometimes redness in the leg and a fever. f I can help, then join my care team & virtual practice at
www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I take 20 mg amytirtaline at night for nerve pain in both my thighs I find on going to bed I am getting jerking movements in my legs is this Normal?

Yes: It is most probably a physiological response and not important. The dose of Amytriptiline is small and not likely to cause major side effects. But why are you getting "nerve pain" in your thighs? Have it seen to if it continues. ...Read more

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Pain in right lower back, right buttock, right upper&inner thigh & right foot. Essentially feels like nerve pain, have small twist in spine. Y this pain?

Pain in right lower back, right buttock, right upper&inner thigh & right foot. Essentially feels like nerve pain, have small twist in spine. Y this pain?

Pinched nerve in ---: The back, most likely from a herniated disk (s).
Get yourself seen by an orthopedist and a MRI would certainly help with confirming the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

A few thoughts: Any pain that runs down buttock &/or back of thigh is often labeled 'sciatic' pain. Truth is, there are many poss. Causes. The sciatic nerve or one of it's branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm (COMMON in pregnancy).Many other causes such as referred pain from SI ligament injury, too. In pregnancy, ligaments stretch more easily leading to pain. ...Read more

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I have sciatica nerve pain in my lower back my thigh is numb and my hip is really bothering me and my right leg is weak and my butt on the right side?

I have sciatica nerve pain in my lower back my thigh is numb and my hip is really bothering me and my right leg is weak and my butt on the right side?

Stretch/Rest: Most likely you have some version of sciatica. Sciatica is a symptom from a pinched nerve in your back. What nerve is it? No one knows unless imaging is done. This is typically done after conservative care is exhausted. Rest, stretching, learning core strengthening exercises and using nsaids to help are the best ways to help back pain. If it persists see your doctor for other options. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more