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Can neuropathy go away?

Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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If I'm diagnosed with vascular neuropathy, who can treat me? There are no Neurologists near me. What can I do? This scares me.

If I'm diagnosed with vascular neuropathy, who can treat me? There are no Neurologists near me. What can I do? This scares me.

Start with your PCP: Your doctor is the best resource you have! They know the basics and can get you started, and work with you. They also know who they can personally contact to help you further should you need a referral to a specialist. Don't worry until you're seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Criteria / guidelines for referring neuropathy foot patients to vascular surgery?

Criteria / guidelines for referring neuropathy foot patients to vascular surgery?

Signs of PAD/PVD: A diagnosis of neuropathy is not an absolute indication of a need for referral to a vascular surgeon. That referral would be based on objective findings and subjective complaints that could suggest the patient is also suffering from peripheral vascular disease or peripheral arterial disease. There are times when a patient with neuropathy may need a neurology referral to control their symptoms. ...Read more

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Why would a Vascular Study be recommend to me, by surgeon, for Chronic Idiopathic Peripheral Neuralgia/Neuropathy and Pudendal Neuralgia.

To Rule Out Ischemia: I am not certain why the test was ordered, but suspect that it may have been an attempt to insure that you are not suffering from peripheral vascular disease--which can mimic some of the symptoms of a peripheral neuropathy/neuralgia. ...Read more

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Why would a Vascular Study be recommend by a surgeon for Chronic Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy/Neuralgia (severe left foot) and Pudendal Neuralgia?

Why would a Vascular Study be recommend by a surgeon for Chronic Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy/Neuralgia (severe left foot) and  Pudendal Neuralgia?

Complete: These types of conditions are not straight forward. There are many interconnecting bodily systems so this test is being ordered to rule out all potential causes. For examples, some of my pudendal neuralgia patient's have had disorder of varicose veins that compress and aggrevate the nerve. ...Read more

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Can optic nerve damage be treated effectively if it isn't from glaucoma. Could be vascular?

Can optic nerve damage be treated effectively if it isn't from glaucoma. Could be vascular?

Optic nerve: The vascular issue is a reflection of a systemic vascular process and will need to be addressed by your internist and eye doctor in consultation. ...Read more

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What treats neuropathy?

What treats neuropathy?

Most Rx limited help: The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord; all the nerves to the rest of the body stem from the cns, and is called peripheral nervous system; neuropathy (n) is a disorder of the peripheral nerves. Examples are diabetic neuropathy, alcohol-induced n. And carpal tunnel, a n. Of the median nerve in the wrist. Gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tegretol etc may help but no cures, yet. ...Read more

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How to manage neuropathy?

Nerve symptoms: Peripheral neuropathy can be secondary to numerous causes. It is best to uncover the cause and treat directly. To treat symptoms, doctors might use gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but a medical food such as metanx might be useful. ...Read more

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Best thing for neuropathy?

Find the cause: The best treatment for neuropathy is to treat the cause (for diabetic neuropathy: control blood sugars, lose weight. For thyroid-related neuropathy, optimize thyroid medication dose. For B12 deficiency, replace lost vitamin b12. For toxic neuropathy, drink no alcohol; etc). Prescription medications for neuropathy do not cure the condition or heal the nerves, they only help alleviate nerve pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more