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What Is The Best Treatment For Brain Or Nerve Damage
Possible: is the damage from infection or injury? If Injury and was recent it is possible that some of the damage will heal. If infection prompt treatment may halt the process ...Read more
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
Great question: This has been an active area of research for decades, first with post-stroke damage, and now post-TBI. There are some clinical trials you might want to track (clinical.trials.gov) to see if any are open / recruiting. Brain damage healing varies between people and circumstances. Neuropsych testing can show positive change in some people out to 2 years. Sorry about your injury, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?
Unclear: Unfortunately there is no clear way to prevent chemo-associated neuropathy. Some medications such as steroids, gabapentin/pregabalin, or antidepressants may be helpful. Vitamin supplementation with b-complex or folate (folic acid) may also be helpful. Your oncologist may have recommendations specific to your type of chemotherapy, and all supplements should be discussed before taking to avoid interactions. ...Read more
Treating damage: You should be seen at a rehabilitation program which provides out patient services to people with brain damage. There you will find specialists who can develop an individual program to help you. Specialists such as physiatrists, occupational, physical and speech therapists work together to provide treatment. ...Read more
What is the normal treatment and recovery rate for brain damage in an otherwise healthy 16 yo male?
Many variables: Many things go into treatment and eventual recovery . How severe was the damage. Was it just one incident or repeated insults like concussions with sports. Was person in coma for a prolonged period. Initially treatment is brain rest - that's why sometimes they induce a coma to let the brain rest. Next is evaluation for residual deficits. Then is retraining the brain to overcome the deficits found. ...Read more
What is the initial treatment, by the emt's, for brain injury in an infant to prevent further brain damage?
ABC's: Airway, breathing, circulation. These are the tenets of "in the field" first aid. They establish an airway (can be basic or actual endotracheal tube), breathing (mouth to mouth or bag/mask ventilation can also give oxygen) and (circulation: chest compressions)... That is generally all that is at their disposal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a treatment for brain damage caused by overdose of anti-psychotic medication taken as a young child?
Likely no: As you can imagine, this is a very general question without any details regarding the actual medication given, the medication effects, the patient's psychiatric disease, nor any imaging or psychologic exam findings. In spite of the general nature of the question, it is fairly safe to say that any damage potentially caused by medications as a child would be irreversible in adults. ...Read more
None: There is no evidence that treatments guaranteee no damage. However one does the best they can. ...Read more
When given early: Optimally if given within two hrs of symptoms. May be given between 3 and 4 hrs but with increased risk and diminishing rewards. ...Read more
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
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