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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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My mother’s jaw moves uncontrollably. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been placed on an antibiotic infusion for a mandible infection. She is also taking oral antibiotics, Doxycycline, and Metronidazole. She has been on this protocol for about three weeks. The swelling has decreased; however, it has not resolved completely. She can eat so...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The uncontrolled jaw movements are because her oral motor coordination is affected a lot. We are talking mainly about the maxillary or inferior alveolar nerve of the jaw in the upper and lower segments. Once she is out of the hospital and starts with her normal eating,...  Read Full »

I have persistent numbness after wisdom tooth removal. Why?

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 experienc...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There 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 b...  Read Full »

Can De Quervain's syndrome cause nerve damage?

Query: Hi doctor,I am feeling burning in the wrist. I had De Quervain's release six months ago. Can one have nerve damage as a result of De Quervain's syndrome? I am currently on Exemestane.  Read Full »

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to De Quervain's tenosynovitis is purely an entrapment tendinitis of the tendons contained within the first dorsal compartment at the wrist. It causes pain during thumb motion.After the release procedure, you should feel relief. Sometimes the healing takes time, and you may ...  Read Full »

Lyrica is not helping to manage chronic nerve damage. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe chronic nerve damage pain in my right elbow and arm. I am having issues with nerve damage, Lyrica has stopped working, I take 150 mg in morning and 300 mg at night. Still not helping. I feel like I am getting worse. Struggling to hold things, pain in right arm and elbow, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from severe chronic neuralgic pain in the right upper limb. You are taking an optimal dose of Lyrica but as per you, it is not working now. I will request you to share your previous investigations or laboratory and neuro electromyographic reports to ...  Read Full »

Can exercise improve muscles that are affected by nerve damage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 65 years old, male, otherwise in good health but body mass index (BMI) around 31. I have a damaged spinal cord at C4 (due to disk herniation) and had anterior discectomy with fusion in 14 years back. I have had left sided peripheral neuropathy since my surgery (15 years). All sens...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and reviewed your uploaded test reports and would explain that physical activity is important to maintain a normal muscle force and avoid muscle stiffness due to a damaged spinal cord. Regarding neuropathy, maybe it cannot help improve t...  Read Full »

I pulled a muscle in my back two days back, but my left leg's weakness persists. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,Two days ago, I recently pulled a muscle in my back while deadlifting in the gym. A couple of hours after my injury, the pain was so immense that I could barely stand upright, let alone walk. I noticed a weakness in my left leg and a dull pain in my right testicle. After a day of rest, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. There is a disc bulge impinging your nerve in the spine. Instructions for back pain: 1. Avoid lifting heavy weights. 2. Avoid arching your back; bend your knees to pick up something from the floor. 3. A...  Read Full »

Why is there complete paralysis and difficulty in walking after an accident?

Query: Hi doctor, A recent accident happened to my father which makes him unable to walk. A week ago, he suddenly fell on the ground while walking and his right leg was injured. He was transferred to hospital and X-ray indicted his leg is not broken but severely ricked, as a result, it is not moving and wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that this clinical situation could be caused by a stroke, which is probably the cause of falling. Another possible cause would be a nerve damage related to the trauma. For this reason, it is important performing a brain...  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 advise against immediately diagnosing him with developmental coordination disorder. It's important to explore potential underlying issues, such as nerve innervation defects affecting the rectal sphincter, which could be causing his inability to hold his stool....  Read Full »

Can tooth infection cause tingling and numbness of lip and chin?

Query: Hello doctor, The last molar on my left side broke around two years ago. It slightly niggled and chipped further during that time, reminding me that it needed to be fixed, but never actually posed a problem. I finally went to the dentist last year and an X-ray was taken. A decay was present at the r...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Possibly there been some compression or inflammation of the inferior alveolar nerve, which passes through the mandible and then emerges as the mental nerve. The mental nerve supplies the part below the lower lip and chin. If you have pain, severe tingling, pins and ne...  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 ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist, told me that it is un...  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 nerve injury during surgical procedur...  Read Full »

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