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Vagal Nerve Syndrome
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
Due to a benign 2x4cm growth on the right vagal nerve, the nerve had to be cut. What does this now mean for the patient?
VNS: is a wonderful device used to treat refractory seizures and depression. About the size of half an Oreo Cookie it is placed under the skin by a skilled surgeon. A thin wire sends a tiny current intermittently to the brain by way of the left Vagus Nerve in the neck. My patients who are lucky enough to have one report overwhelmingly a vast improvement in their lives. They are made in Houston Tx ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complicated answer: I would need more info as the diagnosis falls into 2 categories- one when the nerve is overactive (vasovagal syncope) or underactive ( bowel stasis- gastroparesis). In my experience the overactive form is more common in the younger patient and the underactive form is more common in older individuals and particularly those with diabetes. Please meet with your doctor to discuss. Well wishes. ...Read more
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