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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
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
I run out of breath and my chest tightens when i talk on conference calls or meetings. What are possible interventions?
No , not at all: I would be least concerned about this. As far as we know skype is pretty safe. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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.
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