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What's The Best Treatment For Wrist Nerve Damage
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Did it cut the nerve: If so go see hand surgeon asap. ...Read more
What is the best treatment to treat nerve pain from ongoing chemo? Is it possible to prevent permanent nerve damage?
Unclear: Unfortunately there is no clear way to prevent chemo-associated neuropathy. Some medications such as steroids, gabapentin/pregabalin, or antidepressants may be helpful. Vitamin supplementation with b-complex or folate (folic acid) may also be helpful. Your oncologist may have recommendations specific to your type of chemotherapy, and all supplements should be discussed before taking to avoid interactions. ...Read more
Is neuropathy in your hand permanent? I had shingles to break out on my left during the month of august, the rash has cleared up. Since then it has turned into neuropathy. My question is what is your best recommendation for treatment? I can't bend my inde
Yes, but: Why do you ask the question? See, loads of doctors can treat nerve injuries, and both surgery and medications are often employed. But rehab measures such as pt and ot can be helpful, besides occasional nerve blocks, and various injections. Suggest you get a diagnosis, and then participate in treatment. ...Read more
About 2 months ago we believe I had nerve damage to my left wrist. Since the pain and numbness went away, I have a constant feeling it needs to pop.?
This may be good: The pain in the list can suggest a neurological issue or possibly a vascular issue. The fact that it's gotten better is a good sign. I can't tell for sure if the piping is from tendons, the position of the bones in the wrist, but that would be when I might consider. ...Read more
Nerve damage: It depends on the underlying pathology. If there is nerve damage from a compressive pathology like carpal tunnel, the pathology will typically progress and worsen. If it is after acute injury like a fracture, it will typically heal very slowly. An EMG may be able to sell the severity if the nerve damage and your doc should be able to answer your question fully. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Surgery: Treatment options for cubital tunnel can include therapy and splint, however, if there is significant nerve symptoms and nerve studies document severely limited nerve function or ultrasound demonstrates significant swelling then surgery may be a better option. This can be performed endoscopically with a minimal incision and quick recovery, . ...Read more
OB believes Vulvar nerve damage. Is there any way to confirm 100%? What are all treatment options? Unable to find much info
In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?
???: Not sure how one can determine 25% optic nerve damage. Technically if you have lost 25% of your optic (damage) there is some loss of vision somewhere. Typically this would occur in the periphery first. Today's technology and testing does not check that far out. The goal is to lower the pressure to prevent further optic nerve damage. With treatment one should be able to stop further damage. ...Read more
I have cut down my wrist with blades. Blood has stopped. But m worried if there is any nerve damage. They are very deep cuts. How to test for nerve i?
First of all, even if the bleeding has stopped if you have really cut your wrists you need immediate medical attention in an emergency room setting.
If you had nerve damage there would be symptoms in the hands of numbness or tingling and an EMG could be performed, but what I have stated in the first paragraph is far more urgent. ...Read more
Nerve damage implies permanent damage so medications that help nerve pain are recommeded. Post herpetic neuralgia (due to shingles) is a classic example of nerve pain which responds to Lyrica (pregabalin) or gabapentin. Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. Elavil & others) have be used for years to treat 'nerve pain'
nerve blocks (injections) also are helpful.Surgery may help if the 'damage' is not yet permanent. ...Read more
I went consulted many renowned doctors in baltimore but got same answer no treatment for sacral nerve damage. Will I ever get my functions back?
After injuring my wrist my thumb started to get thumb. It has been numb for now 3 1/2 weeks. Could there be nerve damage and how severe if there is?
Can Velashape cause nerve damage in the thigh? I had Velashape done, while the treatment was being performed the technician left the machine on
The "Velashape" treatment should not "reach" the "depth" of your nerves. (however the superficial cutaneous nerve in the thigh could "technically" be injured with TEMPORARY numbness resulting)
You should re-consider if you wish to continue such treatment in a facility where some "carelessness" may have occurred! MY OPNION ONLY!
Dr Z ...Read more
What relief/treatment is there after severe nerve damage - resulted in constant excruciating anal nerve pain, pain block not helping, bladder affected?
Is it possible that after the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome about the wrist I suffered suffered nerve damage?
Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.
Neuropathy: No specific treatments at this time. The treatment usually begins with medications in the antidepressant or anticonvulsant categories. A nerve test Is performed to determine the type of peripheral nerve and the extent of the injury. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation may help too. Compound creams applied to the affected areas can provide significant relief. ...Read more
With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?
I woke up with wrist pain. Later it got a bit swollen and painful, I can't move my hand up and down cause it hurts. Is it blood clot? Nerve damage?
Wrist pain: The combination of wrist pain and swelling, unless caused by injury, suggests acute arthritis but not a blood clot or caused by nerve pathology. There are various types of acute arthritis such as rheumatoid, gout, psoriatic, osteoarthritis, etc. Treat it with cold applications and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil. See your physician or a rheumatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more
Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?
Good: The prognosis is good if you use the medications as directed and keep all follow up appointments with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
How does pain management work? What is the treatment for permanent nerve damage from the cervical spine?
Does ketamine treatment actually provide some releif. I am a cancer patient who was left with nerve damage after an operation?
Glaucoma 30% nerve damage with some peripheral vision loss. Have started treatment. Dr said at 50% damage I would notice vision loss. Sound right?
Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & some peripheral vision loss. Said w/out treatment could've been blind in 7 yrs. Can go that fast?
Depends: It depends on many factors, but the general rule of thumb is that it the higher the pressure, the faster vision loss can occur. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower the pressure to the point that vision loss does not progress or slows to the point that you will never go blind during your lifetime. ...Read more
I've been a half deaf for 12 years since I got a goiter. I visited a doctor (12 years ago) & he told me nerve damage. Is there a new treatment nowdays?
Is there a treatment in form of medicine available to better circulation in lower legs apart from angioplasty and byass. Can nerve damage be reveresed?
A spinal cord stimulator has been shown to improve circulation. It is done regularly in Europe. It is approved in United States but most surgeons won't refer a patient for it.
Can nerve damage be reversed. A nerve regrows for up to a year. Whatever damage remains after a year is unlikely to improve. ...Read more
Was wearing a tight shirt, felt a 'pop' on the mid of my forearm. Now it has sharp pain upon touching and moving my my wrist. Nerve damage?
I have pls. I have been exposed to chlorine gas inhalation several times over the years working in the water treatment. Can this cause nerve damage?
Mustard gas?: Stories abound about the horrible effects of chlorine gas during wwi. Serious nerve, liver, lung, kidney, vision, brain problems were reported. Hopefully, your exposure was less severe and carefully monitored. Not much to do now, but you may want to get a thorough medical evaluation to be all your systems are healthy. ...Read more
Started glaucoma treatment for 1 eye. 30 percent optic nerve damage. Pressure 31. Is this advanced stage & will damage progress fast or slow?
Popped bone out in wrist, got myself a wrist support brace and put it on loosely and now my thumb has been numb. Do I have nerve damage? In pain.
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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
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