Nerve Pain

Nerve pain, also known as neuralgia, is a discomfort that follows the path of a nerve. Common causes of nerve pain include injuries, swelling and irritation, and many diseases like different types of arthritis.

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Medication and Drugs
Antidepressants
Nerve Pain

Is amitriptyline good for nerve pain?

Yes, it is prescribed for neuropathic pain and can be very effective. As always, each of us react differently to meds, so your reaction may be different than mine.

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Science
Nerve Pain
Neuroscience

Why do you need nerve cells?

Organisms need nerve cells to respond to the environment. Plants respond to the environment through reactions to and the production of chemicals. Animals often have to react more quickly to the environment to avoid danger, capture food, secure a mate etc.

Nerve cells in humans allow us to think (the brain), see, avoid pain and danger. There is a rare disorder where people do not feel pain. This is very dangerous as the can break a limb or bleed without knowing they are injured.

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Which part of the bone contains sensory nerve associated with pain?

periosteum

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Domestic Dogs
Bone Pain and Fractures
Nerve Pain

How long does it take a hairline fracture to heal?

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Can neuropathy affect your back face and head?

I do not know how your doctors are, but our doctors in IRAN do their best for evaluation of the patient. neuropathy usually afflicts abdomen and back lastly and usually if afect foot and hands

you must do EMG and NCV to study what kind of neuropathy you have.

Yes it certainly can. Many ignorant doctors try and avoid the difficult work with testing and researching the cause. I suggest to get a thorough neurological examination and all thorough testings done to rule out any diseases. You must try and investigate your problem and not rely on your doctor to do everything as most doctors are ignorant as hell and don't care of your suffering. Doctors just want to use patients as pill dispensers for profit rather than taking the time to find the problem. Doctors can kill patients and get away with it without impunity.

If you are worried about your health ask your Doctor to send you for assessment by a Neurologist.

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Skeletal System

What happens when you kick someone in the knee-cap?

Their body reflexes automatically cause the leg, from the knee down, to jerk upwards.

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Medication and Drugs
Nerve Pain

What is royal jelly used for?

Specific claims for royal jelly have been made in connection with Parkinson's disease and other nervous disorders; arthritis; and reproductive and sexual functioning.

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Which nerve roots make up the sciatic nerve?

L4 to S3

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What does pain mean?

Pain is an unpleasant feeling.

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Where in the nose are the nerve endings located?

The nerve endings in your nose are wherever you have feeling in your nose, so you basically have them everywhere, unless you are an alien.

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Stomach and Abdominal Pain
Nerve Pain

What is spasmodic pain?

Spasmodic pain is intermittent pain, or sensations, that move around certain regions where discomfort is located, its a temporary twinge or sharp split second feeling of discomfort, depending on the severity of the ailment, or degree of illness.

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Nerve Pain

What is neuropathy?

NeuropathyNeuropathy is usually short for peripheral neuropathy, meaning a disease of the peripheral nervous system. Strictly speaking, however, neuropathy is any disease that affects any part of the nervous system.

Neuropathy often results in numbness, abnormal sensations called dysesthesias and allodynias that occur either spontaneously or in reaction to external stimuli, and a characteristic form of pain, called neuropathic pain or neuralgia, that is qualitatively different from the ordinary nociceptive pain one might experience from stubbing a toe or hitting a finger with a hammer.

Neuropathic pain is usually perceived as a steady burning and/or "pins and needles" and/or "electric shock" sensations. The difference is due to the fact that "ordinary" pain stimulates only pain nerves, while a neuropathy often results in the firing of both pain and non-pain (touch, warm, cool) sensory nerves in the same area, producing signals that the spinal cord and brain do not normally expect to receive.1

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuropathy

Common causes of neuropathy include diabetic peripheral neuropathy, alcoholic neuropathy, and various polyneuropathies.

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Animated TV Series
Pain
Nerve Pain

Why do you feel pain?

Your body makes you feel pain to alert you that something is wrong by sending a message to your brain. FOR EXAMPLE: You put your hand in a fire and the cells send a message to your brain saying "Hey Stupid! Get your hand out of the fire! It'll burn you very very badly!" Your brain gets the message and then makes your hand move out of the fire and then you go run it under cold water.

NOTE: If you put ice on a burn, even for a short amount of time, you could get frostbite.

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Conditions and Diseases
Back Neck and Spine
Back Neck and Spinal Pain
Nerve Pain

What is safe treatment for neck pain or pinched nerve during 9th month of pregnancy?

call a physical therapys. they can help you.

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Nerve Pain

What is autonomic neuropathy?

Not knowing your science background, I will define autonomic neuopathy in a terse and cogent manner: this entity is damage to the nerves that regulate the body functions that you can not control, including nerves that regulate the heart rate, blood pressure, perspiration, and digestion. Autonomic neuropathy results in faulty commmunication between your brain and the parts of the body that your autonomic nervous system serves.

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Where does neuropathy come from?

Despite the fact that this is posted in the dermatorlogy section and that the sensation (burning pain, heaviness, cold, pins/needles, etc) can be felt in the skin, this is not a skin problem. Neuropathy is a nerve issue, generally the peripheral nerves such as those that lead to the arms, wrists or hands/legs, shins or feet. The causes are numerous and can include diabetes (very common) arthritis, injury, contraindications (bad reactions) to medication, vitamin deficiency or excess, or even heavy metal poisoning. This is not something to treat over the internet, and should be addressed by a board certified neurologist or pain management specialist. Neuropathy can often be treated by mediations containing anti-convulsants (anti-seizure medication) to slow down the excitable neurons. There are also many physical therapy techniques that can reduce the annoying and/or painful symptoms. Take away message: neuropathy is not a normal part of aging and is something that should be examined by a doctor and treated as soon as possible. Its course can often be reversed, but can become permanent if not addressed.

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Would you say bare pain or bear pain?

You would say "bear pain." To "bear" something means to put up with it, to endure it. To "bare" something means to make it naked, unclothed.

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Conditions and Diseases
Skin Care
Nerve Pain
Shingles (infection)

How long does shingles pain last?

Months to a decade if you are talking about the neuralgia that comes with it

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Does diabetic neuropathy affect the entire body?

No. It typically starts in the feet, then moves up the legs. At about the time it reaches the knees, it starts in the hands.

The progression of this disease can usually be prevented by keeping your blood sugar under control.

Neuropathy CAN affect the entire body:

Neuropathy is caused by damage to the peripheral nerves that link the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) to the rest of the body. The condition can trigger pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in any part of the body.

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Which nerve lies deep to the sciatic nerve in the gluteal region?

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, originating from the lumbosacral plexus (L4-5 and S1-3) and providing sensory and motor innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve exits the pelvis via the greater sciatic foramen below the piriformis muscle. In the gluteal region, the sciatic nerve courses between muscle layers. The nerve is deep (anterior) to the gluteus maximus muscle and is superficial (posterior) to the inner muscle layers (superior and inferior gemellus muscles, obturator internus muscle, quadratus femoris muscle).

It courses down the midline of the posterior thigh and branches into the tibial and common peroneal nerves usually in the popliteal fossa. Sciatic nerve block is most commonly performed for foot or ankle surgery

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What can be done to cure peripheral neuropathy?

I don't believe there is a cure. Damaged nerves. from any cause, either heal themselves or your body learns how to function around them.

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Nerve Pain

Pain in the middle of shoulders pain when breath in?

Just Consult a good orthopedic doctor and do as per instruction.

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Botany or Plant Biology
Pain
Nerve Pain

Do plants feel pain?

Plants can not feel pain

Plants can react to stimuli, but they have no central nervous system, so they cannot feel pain.

Studies have been done on plants by reputable sources e.g. The Smithsonian, but they have merely showed plants reacting to sunlight, drugs, and various stimuli.

There are no peer-reviewed studies showing that plants are conscious in any way or that they can feel pain. No credible scientific groups have published papers to this effect.

Unlike almost every animal, plants are not sentient.

Many people say that plants feel pain as an excuse to continue eating animals. However, more plants are killed to satisfy a carnist diet than a vegan diet, so even if it were true that plants can feel pain, the argument still makes no sense.

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Alternative Treatments for Conditions or Diseases
Acupuncture
Nerve Pain

Is acupuncture good for neuropathy?

my acupuncturist thinks it's good, but I've had only one treatment, so can't express much of an opinion yet.

For me very much so, I was crushed back in 2010 between to cement mixers at work, lucky to be alive, Any how acupuncture work for me it took a while almost a full year. but it did get much better it probably will not go totally away for me it was a large improvement hang in there do not give up time will help.

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Nerve Pain
Testicular Pain

Which doctor to consult for testicular pain?

That would be a Urologist.

Kimber :)

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