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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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What are the symptoms of spine nerve damage?

What are the symptoms of spine nerve damage?

Yes: It can cause pain , weakness , numbness , burning pain, spasm, or coldness or other more bizarre symptoms in the innervated areas., see a doctor if you have those symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sensory nerve damage after c section.?

What are the symptoms of sensory nerve damage after c section.?

Numbness, tingling: Damage to sensory nerve would present as numbness, tingling or pain to light touch in the area innervated by the affected nerve. There could be also pain, stabbing and/or shooting in nature, sometimes feeling like an electrical schock. If the nerve has some motor function, weakness with certain movements may be present. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of slight nerve damage on inside part of the leg behind the knee?

What are some symptoms of slight nerve damage on inside part of the leg behind the knee?

Paresthesias: numbness and tingling, or pins and needles sensations, called parenthesis, are often early symptoms of nerve injury. If it does not quickly clear, see your orthopoedist for proper eval. ...Read more

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What would the Symptoms of vagus nerve damage be like due to MS? Also where would they be found on an MRI? Would the lesions be in the c spine?

What would the Symptoms of vagus nerve damage be like due to MS? Also where would they be found on an MRI? Would the lesions be in the c spine?

Alter body functions: controlled (heart, lungs, digestive tract & other organs within chest & abdomen) by 2-way communication via the vagus nerve, the 10th of the cranial (ones which do not go through the spinal cord, thus not within the spinal cord; C-spine vertebra) nerves. Research vagus anatomy&physiology on Google. MRI best for soft tissue yet reveals very little of the fantastic complexity within what is imaged. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brachial plexus nerve damage ?

It varies. : Symptoms can include severe pain, numbness, or weakness in the affected arm and shoulder. Make an appointment to see your physician if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Was taking 5400 mg of DLPA daily for about 2 weeks. Started feeling the symptoms of nerve damage (pain, numbness, tingling). Could this be permanent?

Unlikely: Some toxic neuropathies can be reversed if the offending agent can be removed. The issue is what type of damage was caused and how severe it is. This will determine if and how long it will take to regenerate. If you had intermittent symptoms this is the mildest form. If the symptoms were persistent only time will tell ...Read more

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How can you distinguish the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and symptoms of nerve damage?

How can you distinguish the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and symptoms of nerve damage?

See below: Trauma to peripheral nerve causes local pain, numbness, weakness. Parkinson's, affects older males more than females, and is associated with resting tremor, gait imbalance, muscular stiffness, masked facies, perhaps loss of cognition, trouble swallowing, constipation, etc. A good neurologist can sort this out and direct therapy. ...Read more

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Can marijuana worsen symptoms of nerve damage from B12 deficiency if so can it be reversed so i can smoke again? Don't tell me its bad for me etc..

Can marijuana worsen symptoms of nerve damage from B12 deficiency if so can it be reversed so i can smoke again? Don't tell me its bad for me etc..

Don't know of...: Any data on effects of weed on neuro effects of B12 deficiency. Neuro effects of B12 deficiency often (not always) reversible (at least somewhat, if not totally), with appropriate rx. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage be corrected? I've been having all symptoms of nerve damage in my legs, & left arm. What r the treatments cuz I'm terrified. Thanks!

Can nerve damage be corrected? I've been having all symptoms of nerve damage in my legs, & left arm.  What r the treatments cuz I'm terrified. Thanks!

Possibly: There are many causes of neuropathy some of which are reversible ( for example: significant hypothyroidism can be associated with neuropathies which can resolve with thyroid replacement Rx). The same is true for certain vitamin deficiency states. You should consider seeing a Neurologist to determine what type of neuropathy you have/What's causing it/what therapy could help. ...Read more

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Any good web-sites with symptoms you get with nerve damage?

Any good web-sites with symptoms you get with nerve damage?

Here you go: Numbness, tingling, burning, stabbing, shooting, feels like bugs crawling on me, feels like a vise grip around me, feels like my skin is leather - just saved you a trip to another website. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dead nerve (pernament nerve damage) in the body?

See details: It depends on the nerve involved. The symptoms may include numbness or weakness but your question needs to be more specific. ...Read more

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If I have a compressed nerve in my back for a year because comp denied my claim could i end up with permanent nerve damage symptoms getting worse ?

Nerve Compression: The answer is possibly. Without knowing the specifics of your case it is hard to know the place and extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Symptoms of sciatic nerve damage after im injection?

Symptoms of sciatic nerve damage after im injection?

Unlikely: This would not be common. The sciatic nerve is a very deep structure and injury from im injection would be difficult unless the patient is very thin. The location if im injection in the gluteus is often in the upper outer region well away from the nerve. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of sciatica indicate nerve damage and what are more severe symptoms of this?

Do symptoms of sciatica indicate nerve damage and what are more severe symptoms of this?

Not necessarily: Sciatica is a common term to describe pain that travels into the leg(s). This is likely not do to nerve damage but compression or irritation of nerves coming from tha back. Severe nerve damage can result in muscle weakness. Pain does not mean damage. ...Read more

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Can vagus nerve damage be a symptom of ms?

Can vagus nerve damage be a symptom of ms?

UNUSUAL: Lesions in the lower brainstem, medulla oblongata are rather rare, but if they do occur, one might encounter problems with speech, such as a dysphonia, or a strained speech pattern. If there is widespread inflammation, also involving glossopharyngeal nerve, might see dysphagia, or swallowing problems. Likely the internal organs such as heart, lungs, GI tract would not be involved. ...Read more

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What are L4 and L5 nerve damage symptoms?

What are L4 and L5  nerve damage symptoms?

Back and leg pain: The L4 and L5 nerve roots make up part of the sciatic nerve, typically cause low back pain, buttock pain and pain into the calf and foot. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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