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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?
Drugs are usually: Given to prevent another stroke. Recovery requires time and rehabilitation. ...Read more
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 more
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
Yes: Consider seeing a physical medicine/rehab MD for a consultation first. ...Read more
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 foot 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 more
Neuro: A stroke affects your brain and the nervous system. YOur nervous system controls a lot, from breathing, to heart rate, but mainly a stroke reveals itself through a muscle or sensation defect. ...Read more
Stroke affects brain:
A stroke most often affects the brain. It is possible it could affect the spinal cord as well.
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 more
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 why's this?
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
Anyone can get strok: Bad news: anyone can get a stroke. Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, illicit drugs etc can increase your risk. A stroke is dangerous b/c if it doesn't kill you, it can be rather debilitating b/c you can't do what you used to do prior to stroke. Luckily, pinched nerve in neck is unrelated to stroke, although there is some concern w/rapid snapping movements of neck ...Read more
I had an ischemic stroke November 23. Affecting left side. Lately my entire left side is extremely weak. Is this normal?
Be seen: Please be seen promptly. While after a stroke, strength can wax and wane, if it is persistent and/or new, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more
I have had numbness in my face that switches from one side to another and sometimes my whole face for about 2 months now. I will also get numbness in my left side of head and right. Could this b signs of a stroke or something else? I do have nerve dama
U need to see U MD.: U had the above for 2 months and u have not seen u physician yet? I advise u to see u pcp for evaluation and assesment. ...Read more
Would someone who has suffered from a stroke be negatively affected by smoking medicinal marijuana?
Talk to doctor: Medical marijuana is still controversial though legal in some states: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis. You should discuss pros /cons with the person's doctor with proper consent. ...Read more
My father just had a stroke which affected the left side of his brain. How could that have affected him?
Not always: Depending on the amount of damage to the brain tissue, abnormalities on EMG may not always show up. This is especially true in instances where there are upper motor neuron issues, say something dealing with coordination or movement, may not demonstrate changes in emg. Also, there has to be enough time for nerve damage to progress to show abnormalities in peripheral injuries. Hope that helps! ...Read more
My mum had a stroke 7 months ago and the affected side is twitching and she can move it a little is that a good sign thing are improving?
Could be: Post stroke it can take months to years to recover. The brain heals and re-routes circuits as best it can. Twitches and spasms can occur and be a permanent sequella from the stroke or may be a good sign. Time will tell. Rehab is the best tool she had right now ...Read more
How can one prevent a secondary stroke. My boyf had a partial stroke which affected his brain, but it was minor, he recovered quick. How can we preven?
Depends: What kind of stroke? Was it caused by a bleed into the brain from a vascular malformation or aneurysm? From a clot blocking a vessel -thrombotic? From a hypertensive bleed? Basic principles: stop smoking, no Cocaine use, adequate blood pressure control. Antiplatelet drugs if a thrombotic stroke, aggressive cholesterol, lifestyle modifications such as weight control and regular exercise. Good luck. ...Read more
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