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Doctor insights on: Effects Of A Stroke On Cranial Nerves

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What nerves are effected in a stroke?

What nerves are effected in a stroke?

Stroke: The nerves connected to the damaged brain tissue are those affected. ...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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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

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

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Sometimes I feel my back head or top light tingling. Not in my face, is a mini stroke or just pinch nerves?

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

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Ceribela antaxia stroke my nerves all over are bad muscles week numbness feet shoulder hands?

Ceribela antaxia stroke my nerves all over are bad muscles week numbness feet shoulder hands?

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

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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?

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?

Have courage: Be positive and optimistic. Do exercises under supervision of pt. For your liver, follow right kind of diet, take the right meds and see a GI doctor. Depending on your case, you may be a candidate for liver transplantation. ...Read more

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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

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

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Which body systems are affected by a stroke?

Which body systems are affected by a stroke?

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

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Which part of the body is affected by a stroke?

Which part of the body is affected by a stroke?

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

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How is the brain affected by a stroke?

How is the brain affected by a stroke?

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

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What senses will be affected by a stroke on the right-hand side of the body?

What senses will be affected by a stroke on the right-hand side of the body?

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

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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?

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

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What are the symptoms of stroke? Could this be related to nerve pain/damage in any way?

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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I'm using a nerve stimulator for my dad who had a stroke. What is the safest way to using it?

I'm using a nerve stimulator for my dad who had a stroke. What is the safest way to using it?

What Kind?: Need more information on the type of stimulator and what it is being used for. The physician or therapist who supplied the stimulator is the best to provide these answers. ...Read more

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A nerve can press an artery and cause a stroke?

Unlikely: Not the usual mechanism of a stroke — usually it is caused by a blood clot in a blood vessel or a ruptured blood vessel. In the brain or brain area and not a nerve pressing on an artery ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause a stroke?

No: Strokes are caused by decreased blood flow to the brain or bleeding in the brain. A pinched nerve in the neck does not affect the brain. ...Read more

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Will stroke of opticl nerve damage ever recover?

Probably not fully: Depending on size and location, you may regain some vision with time. Usually not completely. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a mini stroke or pinched nerve?

How to know if I have a mini stroke or pinched nerve?

See neurologist: We can determine if location of your problem involves peripheral or central nervous system. Further, steps involve specific tests to pinpoint source and character of course. ...Read more

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I pinched a nerve in my neck. Can you get a stroke? Is it dangerous?

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

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I had an ischemic stroke November 23. Affecting left side. Lately my entire left side is extremely weak. Is this normal?

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

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Would someone who has suffered from a stroke be negatively affected by smoking medicinal marijuana?

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

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Can nerve damage from a stroke always be found in an emg test?

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

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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?

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

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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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Can spasm & nerve problems cause a stroke or heart attack?

Can spasm & nerve problems cause a stroke or heart attack?

Coronary: Coronary arteries can spasm and if duration long enough damage can be done.
If identified during work up there is treatment.
Most heart attacks are atherosclerotic and thrombotic.
Migraines and headaches can relate to spasm, but brain damage from This is unusual. ...Read more