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What Spinal Nerve Is Connected To Middle Finger
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
Yes: All nerves to the extremities (arms and legs) originate in the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Cranial/Spinal nerve: Cranial nerves emerge from the brain. Spinal nerves are from the spinal cord. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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