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What should I do about my nerves if on skype conference call?

What should I do about my nerves if on skype conference call?

Breathing exercises.: Breath in deeply through the nostrils. Hold in lungs for about five seconds and then slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. You should be able to do this without making it grossly apparent that you are trying to calm yourself. Take care. ...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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Can you tell me about the nerve condition called peripheral neurothapy?

Neuropathy: The condition peripheral neuropathy affects the nerves that travel away from the spine out to the limbs (ie. The periphery). This is a diffuse process and usually the cause is a systemic issue as it is distributed throughout the body. Some of the common causes of peripheral neuropathy include diabetes mellitus, autoimmune disease, drugs. ...Read more

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I have a pinching in my sciatic nerve. Was told about the surgery called decompressive laminectomy. What is that?

I have a pinching in my sciatic nerve. Was told about the surgery called decompressive laminectomy. What is that?

First most are : Treated non op including giving it time to heal, Physical therapy, meds like non steroidal anti inflammatories if no reason not to use, epidural steroid injections and if no better then surgery if CT or MRI reveal a pinching or compression of nerve due to disc herniation or bony narrowing (stenosis) or both treated by removing part of roof of spine (lamina- laminectomy) decompressing nerve ...Read more

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Can you tell me about an operation called vagus nerve stimulation?

Can you tell me about an operation called vagus nerve stimulation?

Straightforwards: To install this device to control epilepsy, the surgeon inserts a small stimulator device over the left upper chest wall, then connects to the left vagal nerve, and closes, a process of about 25-40 minutes. The device is turned on and initially programmed 2 weeks post-op, and is fully programmed over about 3-4 months. ...Read more

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What are the nerves around the face, head and scalp called?

What are the nerves around the face, head and scalp called?

Many: There are many nerves in the head and neck area from facial nerve to trigeminal nerve to a plethora of other nerves that innervate different parts of the head and neck. A good anatomy book will give you much detail. ...Read more

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What do you call the synapse of the olfactory nerves with the mitral cells?

What do you call the synapse of the olfactory nerves with the mitral cells?

Olfactor: Look at this, I don't think you meant 'mitral' but can't figure out what you meant to type ?antral. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfactory_nerve ...Read more

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What are the nerves called that are on the most outer part of the spinal cord that deal with sensation ?

What are the nerves called that are on the most outer part of the spinal cord that deal with sensation ?

Dorsal root ganglion: I think you may be referring to the dorsal root ganglion which contain the cell bodies of nerves that relay sensory information into the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Pt said my nerves in wrist are overactive thinking there is an injury when my sprain has healed. What is this called? He said it was pretty rare.

Pt said my nerves in wrist are overactive thinking there is an injury when my sprain has healed. What is this called? He said it was pretty rare.

Hyperesthesia: allodynia, denervation hypersensitivity are all related concepts (increased sensibility in a nerve distribution) The starting point for an evaluation would be a careful neurological examination and possibly and EMG-NCS test. ...Read more

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What specific imaging test takes pics of the nerves coming out of (exiting) the spinal cord? I believe their called spinal nerve roots, not sure.

What specific imaging test takes pics of the nerves coming out of (exiting) the spinal cord? I believe their called spinal nerve roots, not sure.

MRI (best) or CT: An MRI of the spine is the most accurate imaging test to evaluate the spinal cord and the nerve roots exiting the spinal canal. This is most often done without an injection of contrast, however there may be an indication for you to receive an injection of contrast with the MRI. As a Neuroradiologist I often discuss with and advise the referring physician regarding the need for contrast. ...Read more

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What is a surgical procedure called that allows muscles and nerves to be regrown by stem cells?

Biocellular Therapy: Uses biologics (from platelets or bone marrow) mixed with cellular source (fat) to obtain the stroma carrying a variety of stem/stromal cells helpful for healing. This mixture is often guided by ultrasound to insure exact placement into tissues that are damaged or diseased. Minimally invasive, using microcannulas (lipoaspirating) on small syringes to obtain the adipose cells. ...Read more

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My brother had an tumor and then turn into an aneurysm the doctor says he had too many nerves and blood vessels that would just pop what's the called?

My brother had an tumor and then turn into an aneurysm  the doctor says he had too many nerves and blood vessels that would just pop what's the called?

Brain aneurysms: Apparently the doctor tried to say your brother has multiple blood vessel aneurysms. Aneursyms of blood vessels in general carry a small risk of bleeding around or inside the brain. The risk is affected by the size, shape and location of the aneurysm. ...Read more

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What are electric nerve impulses i can control called?

Please clarify: You are not likely to get an answer to this question because its meaning isn't clear. There is no such thing as an electric nerve impulse. Neuronal transmission is an electrochemical process, and yes, there IS a difference. As for control, all voluntary thoughts and movements are under our control. That's the definition of voluntary. ...Read more

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What do you think about the medicine called fertility blend?

What do you think about the medicine called fertility blend?

Not my approach: I recommend you review your concerns with your gynecologist or fertility specialist. Fertility blend sounds like a combination of fancy herbs and vitamins. I checked out a "review" on the company web site and was not impressed. Individual testimonies are not the way to make such important decisions as how to address infertility problems. Fertility improves with happiness, nutrition and rest. ...Read more

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Need to know about a drug called methotrexate?

Need to know about a drug called methotrexate?

Folic acid inhibitor: It inhibits Folic Acid and can help treat inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, tumors, etc, it can help vasculitis also whether it is due to an inflammatory or infectious etiology. It needs to be carefully monitored, can cause liver disease so we recommend no alcohol, can cause low blood counts and mouth ulcers and hair loss so we supplement therapy with folic acid. ...Read more