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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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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