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What are Vegas nerve stimulator implants removal side effects effects ?

What are Vegas nerve stimulator implants removal side effects effects ?

Disagree with Rx: First, not clear to me if you possess a VNS device, but removal can increase sz frequency. Furthermore, you are taking too many seizure meds, as after the first two, the benefit of the third is NO MORE than 3-4% improvement at best and the 4th is clearly egregious. You are best served by either surgery or the VNS unit, and you need to see an epilepsy specialist to get some direction here. ...Read more

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 are Vegas nerve stimulator implants removal side effects effects ?

What are Vegas nerve stimulator implants removal side effects effects ?

Disagree with Rx: Why hasn't the stimulator been replaced, as the newer versions have better batteries and are far smaller? Usually cough occurs when VNS settings too aggressively set, not when removed. Removal may result in increased seizures, and maybe your cough is part of a partial seizure. Have you discussed this with your neurologist?? ...Read more

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I suffer with af. It is triggered by the vegas nerve .Can this be ablated and is the area in the pulmonary veins or elsewhere?

I suffer with af. It is triggered by the vegas nerve .Can this be ablated and is the area in the pulmonary veins or elsewhere?

You need the nerve: I presume you mean atrial fibrillation. Such being the case, i believe you need the vagus nerve. It is usually controlled by medication. The nerve begins in the brain stem and does go into chest. ...Read more

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What are nerve blocks?

What are nerve blocks?

Injections.: Nerve, spinal nerve roots, and medial branch blocks (for facet joints) are injections done using a local anesthetic to determine if a specific nerve, specific spinal nerve root, or facet nerve is the source of pain. Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain when used with a steroid. ...Read more

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What are nerve blocks like?

What are nerve blocks like?

Awsome!: As an anesthesiologist and recent recipient of an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, i loved the excellent pain control i received from by block during the first 24 hrs after surgery. I only wish it could last longer, but we are working on that in our specialty. I received no sedation for the procedure of the the block and found it to be neither uncomfortable or scary. ...Read more

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How to heal nerve tissues?

Depends: Complicated question as nerves can heal with the right energy, and nutrients and appropriate protection and use of the injured area. Best to discuss specifics with a practitioner. ...Read more

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Nerve pian in upper sholde?

Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain can be caused by a spinal nerve entrapment or irritation at the level of exit through the neural foramen in spinal column. The pain nay be referred or radiate into the shoulder with c 4-5 spinal nerves injury. It is usually associated with neck pain and muscle spasms with limitation in the range of movement of the neck. An electromyogram and MRI may help in the evaluation. ...Read more

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What happens if I cut a nerve?

Severed nerve: Loss of function of the areas it supplies, if it is the only or main supply to that area. ...Read more

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Can an entrapped nerve be cured?

Nerve entrapment: In most cases, yes, depending on the cause & the location. For example, if the cause is obesity, weight reduction is the goal. If by compression on the nerve, surgical intervention is done, etc. ...Read more

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