Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can result in a wide range of symptoms. Some people experience nerve pain as a stabbing pain, while others may experience tingling, prickling, or burning type of pain. Nerves can get damaged by autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, lupus, IBD), cancer, trauma, diabetes, viral infections, and vitamin deficiencies.

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Is the NCS test conducted within 15 days of damage to the nerve too early to detect the damage?

Query: Hi doctor, Can an NCS test conducted within 15 days of possible damage to the nerve be too early to detect the damage? My son, who is eight years old, hit his right elbow last year-end and got a plaster cast on. Plaster removed after one month. On removal, his entire arm was swollen with pressure b...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I read your question carefully and uploaded reports (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). I would explain that there is no evidence of nerve damage in the EMG (electromyography). But sometimes, even though NCS (nerve c...  Read Full »

I am still suffering from numbness from wisdom tooth removal even after taking Renerve plus. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had undergone surgery for wisdom tooth removal three weeks back. One of my wisdom teeth was horizontally placed and did not emerge in the oral cavity. There was also cyst formation. The problem is that there is still numbness in the lower lip and chin, and I am occasionally experienci...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to is a possibility of nerve injury to the inferior alveolar nerve or the mental nerve of the lower jaw, and sensation loss is possible for upto three to six months. The most probable causes are; deep extraction, increased pressure during extraction, or extensive bone...  Read Full »

Can radiation from phone result in nerve problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a tingling, warm and very uncomfortable sensation in my finger when I touch my phone. What could it be? I am very afraid it is due to the radiation from the phone.  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are exposed to variable amounts of radiation from our cell phones. However, it is not strong enough to cause tingling and numbness or nerve damage. The only way to know if your phone is causing it is to abandon using it for a day or two and check if the symptoms s...  Read Full »

How do I cure the burning sensation of the calf muscles of the lower leg for the past 60 days?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past 60 days, I often get a burning sensation in my lower leg (inside calves). The sensation occurs vertically and lasts about 7-10 seconds. Not at the same time, but occurs in either of the legs. I am taking Simvastatin, Losartan, Hydrochlorothiazide, Amlodipine, Pantoprazole, T...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a burning sensation in the lower leg that persists for 7-10 seconds for the last 60 days. Such type of clinical features may result from nerve damage in that area due to e...  Read Full »

Could you tell the recovery time for GB syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is five years old. He has been suffering from GB syndrome for a month. Now, he is admitted to ITU under ventilation. IVIG has already been given. Also, the second dose of IVIG is started. Could you please tell me the recovery time of this disease?   Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your question is very genuine. The family members of every GBS (Guillain-Barre syndrome) patient do ask us this question. The issue here is realistically, and unfortunately, we do not have a definite answer. The range of improvement time frame is from a few weeks to m...  Read Full »

I have numbness on the center of my shoulder near my elbow after a dislocation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 9 inches, and I weigh 130 lbs. I am a professional dancer. I dislocated my left shoulder while dancing. I had to make a move that involved throwing the arms out and across the body to the right side sharply and quickly. It popped ou...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What you described was a dislocation of the shoulder joint and a reduction on its own. When the relocation of this forearm head in the joint cavity does not happen on its own, we try to reduce it again in the joint cavity with some maneuvering, and immobilize it with ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have numbness after undergoing a lymph node biopsy?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had an open lymph node biopsy with lymph node extraction. Since the moment I woke up from the general anesthesia, I realize that my trapezius muscle is not functional and my ear is numb. My doctor, who is a qualified ENT specialist, told me that it is unlikely to be an accesso...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The trapezius is supplied by accessory nerve, which also supplies sternocleidomastoid muscle. In the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your right trapezius fold is diminished compared to the left. Accessory never injury during surgical ...  Read Full »

How can I solve my son's bowel control problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My son just turned 11. He has always been having bowel control problems. He always says that poo came too fast he cannot hold it and lost control on the way to the toilet even if the bathroom is very close. He is not constipated because his poo is never hard or difficult and he never had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest not giving him the diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder. He may have an inability to hold his stool due to defects in nerve innervation to the rectal sphincter. Did you ever consider taking him to a pediatric gastroenterologist? He would ben...  Read Full »

How long do swelling and numbness last after mandible surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I was having a bilateral fracture of mandible at angles on both sides and have done the surgery. After six weeks, there is slight swelling on one side and also numbness in the lower lip and a small portion of skin below the lower lip. How much time will it take to subside the swelling an...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The post-operative swelling and numbness after mandible fracture surgery are common. The swelling is mild as you have mentioned. Then, it should resolve in another one to two weeks as the tissues heal. The numbness is because the mental nerve, which runs through the mandi...  Read Full »

Can a nerve problem cause episodes of headaches, nausea, and eye pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old male. I have headaches for a couple of days. It comes and goes on and off. I had nausea for a short period of time yesterday. I managed it by taking some food. Sometimes I have on and off eye pain. My left eye has twitching and tingling. I have a slight imbalance while g...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from episodes of headache with nausea that is not present every day. You also have left eye pain with twisting and tingling. You have an imbalance in the body while getting up with tingling in the throat and genitals. You have coldness over your fo...  Read Full »

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