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What Can I Do To Help Repair And Alleviate Pain From A Damaged Nerve In My Hand
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
Had nerve entrapment in cervical spine with repair surgery in 2010. Have nerve damage in the medial side of the arm to thumb. I get sporadic spasms in the arm that locks my hand and fingers. Cause?
I recently had a schwannoma removed from the median nerve in my hand. Because I had one, does that mean I am at risk for more?
Solitary Tumors: Most schwannomas are solitary tumors and it is unlikely that there will be additional tumors unless you have a hereditary variety. In cases such as neurofibromatosis, multilple tumors are present but relativley few are symptomatic even though many may be cosmetically visible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Come again?: I'm sorry, your question is not clear. Nerves aren't like electrical wires. They don't really "cross." Some nerves do communicate physically through connections called anastomoses, but the nerves aren't talking to each other. The nerve impulses always go between the brain and a muscle or a sensory structure, either outbound or inbound. Nerves don't "short circuit" like electrical circuits. ...Read more
Yes: Nerve injuries do recover if the ends of the severed nerve are sewn together by a hand surgeon. Beware that it is a very slow process. Nerves grow back 1 inch per month from the cut end out to the finger tips, so expect months before feeling may start to come back, though initial feeling may be more like the pins and needles of a nerve waking up before any quality sensation comes back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tremor: Several reasons for shaking, and your brief description may be consistent with heredofamilial essential tremor, but could possess hyperthyroidism, or medication reaction. Parkinson's and Wilson's both have specific tremors, and all of the above could be considered. A neurologist will sort out, and guide therapy decisions. ...Read more
Shocks: It's more of a slang term describing a sensation felt typically along a specific nerve in the hand/upper extremity. They usually occur when that specific nerve is irritated, compressed, or most commonly i see it after nerve decompression surgery while the nerve is "waking up." the nerve becomes hypersensitive and creates a shock like sensation along the path of nerve. Dr. K hand houston, tx. ...Read more
Moisturizer?: The real question is why is the skin rough and on what parts? For general health, drinking adequate amounts of water and using good moisturizers are a good start. There are several conditions of the skin that may lead to rough skin. You may consider a visit to the dermatologist if this interferes with normal daily activities. Personally, i like ceratopic from skinmedica for rough hand skin. ...Read more
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