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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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Could tracheal inflammation irritate the vagus nerve and exacerbate anxiety?

Could tracheal inflammation irritate the vagus nerve and exacerbate anxiety?

Yes: Yes, but for other much more common reasons, the inflamation itself may produce or worsen the anxiety. A dr examination can clarify the exact cause, and rule out possibilities in this case. ...Read more

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Can epidurals cause vagal nerve damage?

Can epidurals cause vagal nerve damage?

No: The vagus nerve originates in the brain, so an injection affecting spinal nerves should have no effect. ...Read more

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What is vagus nerve stimulation?

What is vagus nerve stimulation?

Seizure Treatment: Vagus nerve stimulation involves the surgical implantation of a small device, similar to a pacemaker, in the chest with wires under the skin which are wrapped around the vagus nerve in the neck. Vns has been found effective in the treatment of some patients with seizures. ...Read more

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Could advanced cervical spinal stenosis cause vagus nerve damage?

Could advanced cervical spinal stenosis cause vagus nerve damage?

Vagus nerve / spine: Spinal stenosis should not affect the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is safely outside of the spinal canal. In spinal stenosis, it is the spinal canal that becomes narrowed. ...Read more

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Nerve vagus can cause a syncope vasovagal?

yes: Vasovagal syncope is mediated through the vagus nerve but, remember, everyone has a vagus nerve! ...Read more

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Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

No relationship: Maybe you could converse with one of our doctors via a Concierge visit and clarify all of this. ...Read more

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Can lap band surgery cause vagus nerve damage?

Potentially: Any surgery to the stomach can potentially injure the vagus nerve, as it enervates the stomach. ...Read more

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Vagus nerve stimulator implant follow up?

Vagus nerve stimulator implant follow up?

Please resubmit: Can you please be more specific with your question? It's not clear if you are asking whether you need a followup, or with whom, or have other questions. Please contact the doctor who implanted the stimulator if you have specific questions about your procedure, and YES, you need followup afterwards. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause gastroparesis or vagal nerve damage?

Unusual: Gastroparesis is more typically seen when there is a autonomic neuropathy condition as can be seen in diabetes. Connective tissue disorders on occasion can also cause gastroparesis but those disorders are usually really to scleroderma conditions. In lupus you may see a complication called vasculitis in which there is inflammation of the blood vessels supplying a nerve. It would be unusual to see this affecting this nerve ...Read more

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What is vagal nerve stimulator?

Epilepsy: This is a device that is inserted around the vagal nerve in the neck used to reduce epileptic seizures when medications can produce satisfactory control. ...Read more

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Can constipation straining cause damage vagus nerve?

Can constipation straining cause damage vagus nerve?

Very: Unlikely can this kind of straining cause damage to the vagus nerves. ...Read more

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Can Thoracic Outlet Syndrome affect breathing or the Phrenic Nerve?

Can Thoracic Outlet Syndrome affect breathing or the Phrenic Nerve?

TOS: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome involves the nerves traveling through the shoulder at the level of the 1st rib. The phrenic nerve does not typically travel through the outlet and is usually on the anterior scalene muscle that forms the anterior border of the outlet. Occasionally an accessory phrenic nerve may be dominant and travel through the outlet but I have not seen any cases with breathing problems. ...Read more

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Can ACDF surgery cause damage to the Vagus nerve?

Can ACDF surgery cause damage to the Vagus nerve?

No: But has other complications, discuss with the surgeon risks, benefits and alternatives of the procedure before you proceed, a second or even a third opnion, if you wish, is your right , if you can afford the time and access to other surgeons, good luck ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more