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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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Does the hand and finger nerves go through the spinal cord?

Does the hand and finger nerves go through the spinal cord?

Yes: All nerves to the extremities (arms and legs) originate in the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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My right hand muscle has disappeared. There is a huge gap between my thumb and index finger. My arm is also shrinking. Can it be a spinal tumor?

My right hand muscle has disappeared. There is a huge gap between my thumb and index finger. My arm is also shrinking. Can it be a spinal tumor?

See below: You appear to have atrophy of the r hand muscles (thenar area). Why? Don't know. Get checked by your doc soon. There are a lot of possible causes. ...Read more

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Left ring finger, pinky, hand, arm, & shoulder suddenly went numb 2 days ago. Cyst in spinal canal, c spine area. Go to ER or wait to see neuro on 30th?

Left ring finger, pinky, hand, arm, & shoulder suddenly went numb 2 days ago. Cyst in spinal canal, c spine area. Go to ER or wait to see neuro on 30th?

Er: If you are not able to contact the neurosurgeon to be seen immediately, and you been diagnosed with an abnormality within your spinal canal, and now you are noticing a sudden and distinct worsening in your neurological symptoms, I would go to the Er to be seen immediately. Preferably to the Er of the hospital that your specialist has privileges at. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia operation on my left side. I was given regional anesthesia via spinal chord. After eight days, of operation, I am feeling tingling in my left hand and little finger. What do I do?

I had an inguinal hernia operation on my left side. I was given regional anesthesia via spinal chord. After eight days, of operation, I am feeling tingling in my left hand and little finger. What do I do?

Pinky tingling: The little finger is innervated by the ulnar nerve. It is fairly superficial at the elbow and can become compressed by the weight of your arm during anesthesia. I am assuming you also received some sort of sedation which essentially had you sleeping for some or all of the surgery. This ulnar neuropathy is usually temporary and is a recognized complication of anesthesia. ...Read more

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Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb.?

Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb.?

Need to see this: Before any diagnosis can be made. Please schedule a virtual consultation or visit your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I work as a auto tech. I use my hands all day and at work now and at home my right arm hurts, my middle finger will not bend like it used to, can't sleep and on my right foot mid-way by my big toe to mid toe hurts when I walk? I'm 43 years old and need to

I work as a auto tech. I use my hands all day and at work now and at home my right arm hurts, my middle finger will not bend like it used to, can't sleep and on my right foot mid-way by my big toe to mid toe hurts when I walk? I'm 43 years old and need to

Typically: Typically this is not one thing but a series of separate issues.

However you need a good general physical, bloodwork, checked for gout, diabetes, thyroid disease and general "stuff: first...Then you r physician can start to focus in on these things

for example a neuroma in your foot (a nerve inflammation between the toes) a trigger finger or post traumatic arthritic joint in your finger, , a rotator cuff issue in your right shoulder

all these things can give you these symptoms,

are you falling part, no... But welcome to 40 plus year of age

seriously though start with a regular chreck up and go from there. ...Read more

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What happens if the ventral root of the spinal nerve is cut?

What happens if the ventral root of the spinal nerve is cut?

Weakness or paralysi: The ventral root contains the motor fibers which control our muscles. Because muscles have multiple nerve roots innervating them the result may only be weakness in a particular group of muscles or could be paralysis if the particular nerve root is the dominant root. ...Read more

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Does an alergic reaction to bactrum cause permit spinal /nerve damage?

Does an alergic reaction to bactrum cause permit spinal /nerve damage?

Highly unlikely: The usual allergic reactions consists of hives or anaphylaxis and would not specifically inflict damages to your spinal cord or nerves. A much less common hypersensitivity (vs allergic) reaction is Steven Johnson syndrome which may potentially be fatal. ...Read more

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What would happen if there was a destruction of the spinal nerve's dorsal root ganglion?

What would happen if there was a destruction of the spinal nerve's dorsal root ganglion?

Loss of sensation: Destruction of the dorsal root ganglion would interrupt the sensory pathway of that particular nerve - therefore, one would be expected to have numbness in the distribution of that spinal nerve. ...Read more

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When there is damage to the spinal nerve, why can't doctors reattach it like reattaching hands for inst ens?

When there is damage to the spinal nerve, why can't doctors reattach it like reattaching hands for inst ens?

Change over time: Sometimes nerves can be reattached. It depends how long they have been injured. There are elements within nerves that are very small, these must be maintained for nerves to work in their normal fashion. They cannot be repaired surgically when they have been injured for a long time because they change on the inside after the injury. ...Read more

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What is the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

What is the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

see below: A spinal nerve (root) is a large nerve bundle that leaves the spine at regular intervals, right and left. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body. Think of a bee sting, with pain, swelling and sensitivity. Inflammation of the nerve root, causes pain close to the spine, and along the route of the nerve. Epidural steroid injections are sometimes used to place anti-inflammatories into the spine. ...Read more

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What happens if the dorsal root of a spinal nerve is damaged?

What happens if the dorsal root of a spinal nerve is damaged?

It may create: Neuropathic pain as this is in the vicinity of the dorsal root ganglion and may affect that nerve's functional distribution as well depending on what type of overlap or cross innervation that may be in that individual. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cranial nerve and a spinal nerve?

What is the difference between a cranial nerve and a spinal nerve?

Cranial/Spinal nerve: Cranial nerves emerge from the brain. Spinal nerves are from the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

Problem xitng spine: Nerves branch off in bundles from the spinal cord & exit thru an opening between the vertebrae. This is the nerve root. The opening itself is subject to narrowing or irritation from arthritis or various illnesses as are the tissues nearby. Nerve bundles are surrounded bu flexable tissue that can be compressed by the swelling nearby and end up choking off some of the nerve activity. ...Read more

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Could spinal nerve issues be present even if you have a normal EMG result?

Could spinal nerve issues be present even if you have a normal EMG result?

Yes: Yes, it depends where the problem is, how long since the injury or disease process started and what is being tested on the NCS/EMG ...Read more

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What's the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve called?

What's the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve called?

Radiculitis.: Radiculitis refers to inflammation of the nerve root. A more general term for any problem with spinal nerve roots (including compression) is radiculopathy. ...Read more

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Explain to me why Paget disease could cause abnormal pressure on a spinal nerve?

Thickened bone: In paget's disease, the bones break down, then try to rebuild themselves. The problem is, the new bone formation is abnormal - the bone is laid down haphazardly and is weaker and thicker than normal bone. If this happens in your vertebrae, the thickened bone can put pressure on the spinal nerves. ...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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Can spinal nerve impingement cause penile numbness?

Can spinal nerve impingement cause penile numbness?

YES: Damage to the nerves that supply the perineum may result in penile numbness. It is well known that bicycle riding, which is an excellent aerobic exercise, may result in penile numbness. This may result from nerve damage or vascular compression resulting arterial insuffiency, swelling and even blood clots. If you're having numbness your pcp may refer you to a urologist & neurolidt for evaluation. ...Read more

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What condition occurs when a herniated intervertebral disk compresses a spinal nerve root?

Radiculopathy: Usually symptoms of pain, numbness, or weakness along the distribution of the nerve being compressed; if it is in the neck it goes into the arm, in the back it travels into the leg. ...Read more

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If I have spinal nerve damage from an lp, how will I know for sure? Will an MRI show that type of damage?

If I have spinal nerve damage from an lp, how will I know for sure? Will an MRI show that type of damage?

Nerve damage: Spinal access may cause nerve damage, espeically in untrained hands. An emg/ncv (electro-myogram, nerve conduction velocity) study would reveal if there is actual nerve damage. The damage may also depend on the type of needle used to access the spinal fluid. A sharp needle may lead to more damage compared to a "pencil-point" needle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the function of the dorsal root of the spinal nerve?

Can you tell me the function of the dorsal root of the spinal nerve?

Lets you feel things: The nerve root has 2 "ganglions". The dorsal root is on the posterior side of the nerve (closer to your back) and carries the fibers that allow you to feel things in your extremities (for example: pain, temperature, vibration). The information is transmitted to your brain so you understand what type of sensation is being encountered by the extremity. ...Read more

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If ventral root of a spinal nerve were cut what will be the result in the tissure?

If ventral root of a spinal nerve were cut what will be the result in the tissure?

Motor loss: The ventral root of the spinal nerve carries the motor fibers, where the dorsal root carries the sensory fibers. So if the ventral root of a nerve was cut, a motor loss would occur; i.e. Either severe weakness or paralysis in the involved muscle. Thank you. ...Read more

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What is dorsal ramus of the spinal nerve?

A homework question?: You're 34 so I'm guessing it's not a homework question. I just did a web search using your question & got a great profusion of hits. Don't take offense, but HealthTap docs do this to apply medical reasoning to posters' questions, not so they can regurgitate facts that anyone, physician or nonphysician, can look up for themselves. ...Read more

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How to repair spinal/nerve tissue damage due to drug abuse?

Difficult to repair.: You don't state which drugs in particular caused the damage, or what the nature of the damage is. So because the question is so general, so must be the answer. In general nerve tissue does not regenerate or repair itself, except for limited nerve plasticity, mostly in children younger patients and there is no known medical intervention. If your issue is opiates, please see www. Opiatecure. Com. ...Read more