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Effects Of A Stroke On Cranial Nerves
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
Please can drugs be given to stroke patient to heal and repair the damaged nerves and other parts, and also so help recovering process?
Is it true that by going to the chiropractor it can cause me to have a stroke? After i went for my first session no feel like my nerves are insane
Extremely rare : Its usually reported at a rate of one in a million, usually involving an elderly person who has arteriosclerosis receiving a high thrust neck adjustment. Chance of a serious complication by taking an Aspirin or other over-the-counter pain medications is higher than a stroke from an adjustment. As your regular doctor to refer you to one he feels comfortable with. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes i feel my back head or top light tingling. Not in my face, is a mini stroke or just pinch nerves ?
Occipital Neuralgia: Sounds like occipital neuralgia, so i would not be concerned with a mini-stroke. But to be sure you should be seen your doctor for further evaluation. The occipital nerves exit from the skull in the back of the head and then travel to the top of the head and end close to the forehead area, so you could have altered sensation or the tingling you described in these areas. ...Read more
Neurological Symptom: It sounds like you have developed new, acute neurological symptoms which may be related to, your original lesion, or represent a new focus. Bilateral symptoms are a bit unusual for a stroke, which is usually one-sided, but midline lesions or infectious and degenerative disorders can also be the culprit. Either way, you should seek evaluation immediately. ...Read more
Is there a risk of stroke when getting an adjustment in the neck by a Specific Chiropractic? I have bulg.discs, pinched nerves,numb/tingling & stenosi
I have antaxia gate and had a stroke my muscles are painfull back and legs nerves all over numb i also have liver cerocis will this kill me?
My mother is 70 yrs old, she had a stroke 3yrs ago, sometimes she cool but sometimes @ night her legs an feet go numb. Like poor curculation in them an it gets painful. Is there anything she can do for that? Prob nerves are damaged from the stroke
Agree: Stroke, or cerebrovascular accident, can cause localized nerve anoxia (loss of oxygen) to the tissues. This can cause immediate nerve palsy/dysfunction that can mimic a neuropathy, or actually neuropathy itself. Discuss the findings/symptoms with her neurologist (if you are able to) and discuss available treatments. Physical therapy is still the mainstay treatment with low dose of gabapentin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stroke affects brain: A stroke most often affects the brain. It is possible it could affect the spinal cord also. Sometimes an alternate condition named "heat stroke" is considered, this is an entirely different condition that affects fluid and electrolyte balances in the blood stream, muscles and the body's organs. ...Read more
Depends on the area: Strokes cause brain damage, but the symptoms a patient experiences will vary based on the location of the brain damage. If it affects the part of the brain controlling movement, it will cause weakness. If it affects the part controlling vision, it will cause vision problems. Most commonly strokes present with face, arm or leg weakness, sensory or visual disturbances, and/or speech difficulty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: Right hand dominant hemisphere is the left hemisphere. Depending on the location of the infarct, several options. The motor cortex, speech area, speech/auditory association cortex, visual cortex, frontal cortex to include some. Consult your neurologist for your personal assessment if you are the patient. ...Read more
My mum had a major stroke and she can feel us touching the side the stroke affected but can't move it whys this?
Not uncommon: Depending on what part of the brain is affected, a stroke can cause weakness, decreased sensation in the face or body, or both. It sounds like your mother's stroke has affected the power of her muscles more than it has affected the pathways responsible for sensation. This is not uncommon. Hope she gets better soon! ...Read more
Five early signs: Stroke is a medical emergency. Recognizing and responding immediately to the signs of stroke by calling 9-1-1 can significantly improve survival and recovery. 1.Weakness-sudden loss of strength, numbness in the face arm or leg 2. Speech changes- difficulty speaking or understanding. 3. Visual changes, 4. Headache-sudden severe, unusual, 5. Dizziness- loss of balance. ...Read more
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