Mri scan nerve damage

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Avatar n tn If you've had the nerve damage for 20 years, whatever nerve damage exists is probably permanent. I've been told that nerves heal at a rate of about 1/2 inch per month, so for the sciatic nerve, you are looking at up to 2 years for recovery. After that, what you have is what you have. Now, that assumes that your problem is entirely resulting from the nerve damage. I don't know what type of strengthening you've tried.
Avatar m tn So don’t worry since your MRI doesn't suggest any nerve damage and the b complex would help in nerve regeneration.
1253197 tn?1331212710 She has not had any other tests done yet and all the neuro said was the neck scan showed some nerve damage. Your thoughts would be appreciated so basically I just want to know if nerve damage in the neck can still be MS without lesions in the brain.
Avatar n tn Hi Doctor, We did a Brain and Orbit MRI scan and carotid doppler test as suggusted by the doctor. Is ther anyway I can attach the report at this space? The finding in MRI Scan is , Findings: T2 FLAIR hyperlntense fbci ndted in the ffontal, bifrontal, periventricular and subcortical white matt6l - Ischemic changes. Impression: Bifrontal ischemic changes .t Dlffuse cerebral atrophy .
Avatar f tn Hagan, Like various other people here, I also suffered complete vision loss in my left eye due to optic nerve damage in an accident 8 years back.
Avatar m tn EMG tests have confirmed damage to the nerves from T5 to T10 however a recent MRI scan shows the spinal areas are normal in terms of the nerve roots. I have seen the thoracic surgeon who says he has never seen this problem before and I have had the same comment from a neurologist and pain management specialist. In short I now have a large bulge in my right abdomen area that is both painful and sensitive.
Avatar f tn i had mri scan and emg and thay found narrowing of nerve endings in my legs and neck i am in agony with my legs cant walk with out being in lots of pain and thay have told me 2 go back in 6 months really dont no what 2 do i am 50 and was fit but this has taken over my life its that bad
Avatar n tn The doctors believe that his Optical Nerve has suffered damage and is not transmitting the signals. It happened 3 days ago and I'm trully lost since I'm not a doctor and I believe that if something is done quickly the chances of recovering his eye vision may increase. The doctors say he only needs to wait and see whether the vision will return. (And my problem is I'm currently in Europe and not in the U.S.).
Avatar m tn How much amount of improvement or how fast you will improve, that i can;t predict. Did they do any MRI scan after the surgery when it was discovered that your hand powers were lost?
Avatar n tn I was in a accident in 2003 with ears bleeding, spinal fluid leakage. I never had a MRI or CT scan at hospital. The spinal fluid just stopped a couple months ago. The doctor told me I had Optic Nerve damage. Does anyone have any suggestions on what may be causing the damage? Anyone ever had this? If so what was the outcome. Im very worried and just cant help but to think about this. I also have headaches almost everyday. It feels like I have a ton of bricks sitting on my head.
Avatar f tn He said the fact that I had a little movement in my shoulder suggested it was not frozen, and that it was far more likely to be nerve damage. I was given a steroid injection which did not help much, strong painkillers which did, at least tmeporarily, and I also had an MRI scan which again showed arthtitis in the neck and spine but was 'inconclusive' as to the effect it was having on my shoulder. Now I am awaiting a 'nerve connection' test and I am again in a great deal of pain.
Avatar n tn Now following the root canal the pain is back in my ear, tongue and the soft tissue below my tongue. I'm concerned that permanent damage to my Glossopharyngeal nerve has been done either from the flu or the root canal but want to rule out Glossopharyngel Neuralgia. The pain has been constant for approx. 18 days. I have tried: Ibuprofen, tylenol, Vicatin 5ml, and Propoxy NAP 100 w/apap with no noticable relief from pain. Thank you for your attention to this in advance.
Avatar f tn Your GP can order these tests, so that when you see a specialist you have the reports to take to him. Nerve conduction stuffies are good, they will show any nerve damage or weakenss.
Avatar m tn i have a lot of other symptoms that match up with nerve damage of the head. I had an mri w/contrast and the neuro said I have a small cyst in the frontal region of my brain but that its not a problem because they dont cause symptoms! How do they know that its not a lesion that i caused by putting the pressure on my temple???DO THEY APPEAR DIFFERENTLY ON MRI SCAN A CYST VERSUS A LESION???IM NERVOUS!!! THE ORIGINAL INJURY WAS 6.5 MONTHS AGO.
Avatar f tn In that time I lost about 97% of my vision. I had a CT scan, MRI, VEP, LP, and numerous field tests. The only thing that came back from any of the tests is that the optic nerve is a pale yellow/white color (I guess meaning damage). I was in the hospital for pain and then later was given air compression shots of sumatriptan. It's now been a little over 2 years and I have recovered some of my vision but not all of it, not even 1/2 came back.
Avatar f tn Foot drop can result due to neurological, muscular or anatomic causes. The causes could be peroneal nerve damage due to positioning, long duration of surgery, anesthetic related issues like needle trauma if you received spinal or epidural anesthesia, toxic drugs or hypotension during surgery. The other causes could be retractors and posture during surgery causing ischemic damage.
Avatar f tn Trauma to the back can cause in injury to the spinal cord, which can usually be identified by an MRI scan. Problems with urination and bowel movement can come with a spinal problem, usually always with some degree of spasticity in the legs (stiff legs with hyperactive reflexes). THese functions occur with disorders of the autonomic nervous system.
Avatar n tn after that when ever i bent over i would just claps in a heap with the same pain it was like an electric shock and my legs would just go and not be back on my feet for about a mounth . finaly i got an MRI scan and they said i had a disk problem and nerve damge and told me to leave my job as it was heavy labour .
Avatar n tn I had an ECT and a nerve conduction study and was told that I had severe nerve damage. The report states that I have right lower radiculopathy at S1 nerve root level. Two of the Psw were 2+. My questions are: 1) the pain is bad to me, but are the reports showing otherwise (in other words, help me understand what the reports say) and 2) what are my treatment options?
Avatar n tn Dear Roberta: A CT scan uses x-ray beams to create an image. It is useful to use to diagnose boney abnormalities, bleeds, gross changes in structure of the brain, calcifications, etc. MRI is based on radiofrequences and are useful to denote structure anatomy (much higher resolution than CT), blood flow, myelination, bleeds, etc. They both have their niches in neurological diagnosing.
Avatar n tn Duration of treatment- approximately 3 months Results - cancer said to be in remission, but medical nerve damage, resulting in problems with balance, difficulty in walking, numbness from pectoral region down to navel front particularly, and to a lessor extent in the rere. The right leg is more afected that the left. The symptons of nerve damage appeared about 3 weeks after cessation of medical treatment.
Avatar n tn The doctor (who is an MD as well as an acupuncturist)said it was nothing to be concerned about. Has anyone had acupuncture cause nerve damage in such a way? The literature says it can cause "nerve damage" but no specifics are mentioned as to symptoms or location of needles. Anyone experience something similar?
Avatar n tn I have never seen anyone with permanent nerve damage from an IV. I have seen nerve injuries from arterial lines though.
Avatar m tn Because of the numbness in your hands, your primary doc no doubt wants the neurologist to do nerve conduction tests --- called an EMG -- that can determine the extent of nerve damage, if any, from the pressure on those nerve roots. It is prudent to do these tests before any physical therapy. Sounds like you have a good doc. I hope that you're being medicated for pain. Socialized medicine may not be speedy, but the price is right. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn 10 days after this incident I rolled over in bed and now they suspect I have sciatica nerve damage on my left side. They did check for a blood clot using ultrasound. I woke up last night (13 days after) with chest pains for about 10 minutes and the sciatica nerve damage seems to be pain throughout my whole body, however not near as strong as it was. Prior to this I have passed out 3 other times with no diagnoses.
Avatar f tn My GP who suggested it was a frozen shoulder,sent me for physiotherapy and referred me to an orthopoedic consultant, who x-rayed my shoulder, neck and spine and informed me that I had arthritis in several areas including the neck which could be causing the pain in the shoulder ie nerve damage.
1581408 tn?1296510470 In 2005, after several years of the pain getting much worse - the point that I was taking 5 Advil (approx 1000mg) every 4 hours and still not getting enough relief, I was sent for a CT scan and MRI of my spine. The results - I had 4 bulging disks, 2 cervical and 2 lumbar. The doc's put me on a combination of Mobil & Tramadol. The mobic helped a bit with mobility (all my joints were stiff and painful by then), but the tramadol did nothing other than make me too sleepy to function.