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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would a Vascular Study be recommend to me, by surgeon, for Chronic Idiopathic Peripheral Neuralgia/Neuropathy 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer