Peripheral nerves, the nerves that connect the limbs and organs to the central nervous system, have the ability to regenerate after an injury. More research is needed in this area, as this can be used to treat degenerative nerve conditions like multiple sclerosis.
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Query: Hi doctor, My thumb, index and ring fingers are all super numb at the fingertips. This numbness has lasted for five days, and now I am getting horrible sharp pains in my index finger. Previously, I have carpal tunnel syndrome. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned numbness in your hand finger tips, and the area mentioned appears to be that of median nerve region. Now, if this pain and numbness are severe and persistent, then the advice to you is to get nerve conduction study done and look for severity of compr... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with Bell's palsy before 10 days. Half of my facial muscles are not working. I had swelling of the salivary gland near the ear before this issue. The MRI brain scan did not show stroke. Currently, I am on Prednisone and Valtrex. Is there any nerve regeneration treatm... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms and your question. All your symptoms, including the weakness of the facial muscles and taste issues are because of facial nerve dysfunction. It is a good thing that your MRI is normal. The treatment that you have been prescribed is also proper, ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, For my 8 year old daughter, her left eye closes when she smiles. This is very prominent and regular lately in the last one month. Earlier, it was very occasional. Is this something to worry? She is far sighted with -0.25 in both the eyes, but does not wear spectacles regularly. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long she has this problem? Was there any significance at the time of her birth or any injury? You should consult a neurophysician if the condition is persisting and problematic. Revert back with the answers to the above questions to an eye care ophthalmologist onli... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I had carpal tunnel, radial and ulnar nerve surgery. A tumor was removed from my elbow on the ulnar nerve. Then my two little fingers have no feeling and are completely curled in along with my thumb. For this my surgeon advised nerve transplant surgery. When I went for second opinion, not... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Getting a tumor removed off the ulnar nerve from the elbow will take at least six months for the nerve to regenerate the sensations till down your little finger. Getting tingling and burning sensations are good as this is a sign of nerve regeneration. You should take medi... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am looking forward to have advice about the outcome or prognosis of nerve regeneration and repair for my son. Before 13 days, my 10 years old son fell with a bottle in his right-hand palm and had his palm triangle open. As we were in another place, the local surgeon cleaned the inju... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. Can you give me more of the details of the surgery if you can still remember? How was it repaired as what you have told by your doctor? How is the finger at this moment (can he flex? can he feel anything at the tip of the finger?) I am hopin... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Is a human brain transplant possible? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Human brain transplant or full body transplant is possible theoretically. Research is going on in this field where we have a case of head transplant from one dog to another where the dog died after a few days. There are a few reports of surgeons who believe it can be... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My friend is 30 years old. She had a neck schwannoma tumor, and that was completely removed by surgery. Post surgery, my friend could not eat or drink anything. Her voice was hoarse as well. ENT doctor followed up her and noted that her right vocal chord was paralyzed, but not the lef... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The issue here is that you have not been explained preoperatively well about the possible differentials of that tumor in the neck and I would not say that your doctors are at fault because the situation and the case scenario was like that.Preoperatively, from all the inves... Read Full »