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Dr. R Narayanan

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

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Dr. R Narayanan is one of the best Neurosurgeons in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can visit him at Lifeline Rigid Hospital - Kilpauk in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. R Narayanan on Lybrate.com.

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How To Control Nerve Pain?

MBBS, Diploma in Anesthesia, FIPM, Clinical Fellowship Training in Chronic Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai
How To Control Nerve Pain?

Nerve pain or peripheral neuropathy, as it is medically known, is characterized by pain, numbness and weakness that arise out of nerve damage. This pain is usually restricted to the feet and the hands.

What are the common causes?

Diabetes is the most common cause for this condition. However, other causes, such as injuries, infections and prolonged exposure to certain toxins can also trigger nerve pain.

How can you control nerve pain?

Nerve pain can be managed and taken care of at home taking into consideration the points that have been mentioned below:

  1. Topical Painkillers: Certain over the counter ointments and creams can help relieve nerve pain. These medications act as local anesthetics; that is they numb the area of the pain. Capsaicin, a derivative of chili peppers, is one of the major ingredients used in these medicines. Others use botanical oils as the major ingredients.

  2. Painkillers: There are painkillers available OTC which can curb nerve pain. However, painkillers such as ibuprofen, aspirin and acetaminophen do not really work well for severe pain of the nerves.

  3. Supplements: The lack of Vitamin B12 is considered to be a very important cause, and at times, a catalyst for nerve pain. In a case such as this, Vitamin B12 supplements or injections might be administered. Although more research needs to go into this, but certain supplements, especially gamma-linolenic and alpha-lipoic acid can help soothe nerve pain caused by diabetes.

  4. Acupuncture: This time-honored Chinese approach is a proven alleviator of nerve pain. Acupuncture releases chemicals which numb the pain, or prevent the pain signals from travelling to the brain.

  5. Physical Therapy and Massages: Physical Therapy can especially heal and strengthen weak muscles that can stem from acute nerve damage and pain. Though more evidence is needed, according to a few sufferers of this condition, massages can be helpful with the tremendously painful muscle spasms that can so often result from nerve pain.

  6. Relaxation Techniques: In combination with the abovementioned approaches, relaxation techniques can go a long way in relieving debilitating neural pain. Besides being helpful with dealing and reducing a few stress phases of life which can cause nerve pain, these techniques might actually root out the actual pain itself.

  7. Lifestyle Modifications: This one’s always a winner! Eating a well-balanced diet that guarantees all nutrients in uniform amounts can never go wrong. Regular exercises for about 30-45 minutes can remedy different types of pain; nerve pain being one of them. Try and limit alcohol intake (a peg once a week won’t harm one, but binge drinking can play the ultimate spoilsport and make all health plans go topsy-turvy!). Abstain from smoking or chewing tobacco as this is usually the primary contributor towards any medical condition or disorder. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a neurologist.

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MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Spinach protects nerves

In order for your brain and nervous system to function as they should, your body needs a high input of fat-soluble vitamins that contribute to the building up of the fatty layers that protect your nerves from damage. And one such vitamin is vitamin K, which you can get in high amounts by eating spinach.

Spinach also helps regulate the production of hormones in the nervous system to improve mood, sleeping patterns, and the body's response to physical activity and stress.

Spinach may not give you superhuman strength to fight off villains like Popeye's nemesis Bluto, but this iron rich leafy green can help you fight a different type of enemy -- iron-deficiency anaemia

65 aged male. Numbness in hands and operation under neck spine. No improvement. After operation suffering from Gas trouble.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
65 aged male. Numbness in hands and operation under neck spine. No improvement. After operation suffering from Gas tr...
If is the neurological disease then it may take some time to come around may needs physiotherapy, for the stomach symptoms try some ppi.
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My daughter is suffering from migraine pain for last 2 to 3 years. If it is curable please advice medicine.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
migrane can be managed with lifestyle changes and medications, try muscle relaxation exercises. Relaxation may help ease the pain of a migraine headache. Get enough sleep, but don't oversleep. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night. It's best to go to bed and wake up at regular times, as well. Rest and relax. If possible, rest in a dark, quiet room when you feel a headache coming on. Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck and apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp. It is very important keep a headache diary. Continue keeping your headache diary even after you see doctor. It will help you learn more about what triggers your migraines and what treatment is most effective. A dose of riboflavin in appropriate dose as prescribed by me, also may prevent migraines or reduce the frequency of headaches. Coenzyme q10 supplements may decrease the frequency of migraines, magnesium supplements may also be used to treat migraines do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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I suffer from migraine problem. This is very bad for me. Please tell me something.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Take crocin Pain relief one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack, apply ice pack, massage scalp/temple 2.Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation, exposure to loud noise, bright light, strong smell inadequate sleep, continuous use of cell phone since it precipitates migraine attack 4.Avoid salted /processed food, aged cheese, excess tea/coffee/alcoho (red wine)/caffeinated beveragesl. Don’t skip/postpone your meal, avoid hunger since it triggers the attack 5. Go for regular exercise, reduce weight if over weight 6. Practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve you from stress 7. If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis like propranolol/ vasograin after consulting physician 8. Consult neurologist to exclude other causes of headache and if required, take CT scan of brain.
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What is bell palsy? What is the main reason would please explain main reason .im 30 years old I affected bell palsy.

MBBS, MCH Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Hisar
Hi, Bell palsy is mostly idiopathic (no cause ).Second common cause is viral infections. Third it can be CVA. Thanks.
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Hello, I have pain in nerves of Lower part of right leg. When I pain stop and when I sit pain starts. I am 45 years old. I am also drink and smoke. So please provide me consultation.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hello, I have pain in nerves of Lower part of right leg. When I pain stop and when I sit pain starts. I am 45 years o...
This is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain. It looks like you are anaemic. If you have back pain after you sit for long hours then it is due to your haemoglobin levels as it is important to check that. Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back / leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. Sciatica is the result of a neurological problem in the back or an entrapped nerve in the pelvis or buttock[1]. There are a set of neurological symptoms such as: •Pain (intense pain in the buttock) •Lumbosacral radicular leg pain •Numbness •Muscular weakness •Gait dysfunction •Sensory impairment •Sensory disturbance •Hot and cold or tinglings or burning sensations in the legs •Reflex impairment Ice or heat is often used in the treatment of sciatica. Heat or ice is usually placed on the affected area for 20 minutes every 2 hours Exercise 1: Squeeze buttocks The patient lies supine and squeezes the buttocks. Contraction is held for 5 seconds. The exercises are repeated 10 times. The patient only contracts the gluteal muscles. - Exercise 2: Swing The patient is standing with the legs sligthly apart. The shoulders are relaxed and the patient swings the arms loosely alongside the body. This exercise is repeated 20 times.
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Can a patient undergo kidney transplantation at the age of 72, diabetic and underwent CABG. What will be the success rate if we go for brain dead or accident case.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Hello dear lybrate-user, Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly. Can undergo kidney transplantation after discussion of anesthesia risk with the doctor success rate depends upon multiple factors after evaluation of the patient, not possible with 2 line data As a personal opinion, if patient condition is settle under medications, I do not recommend kidney transplant at 72 years. Hope this clears your query. Wishing him fine recovery.
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Sir. I have migraine from last 5 years. Also I taking saridon tablets to reduce pain. Is it safe to take saridon tablets.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS, IDCCM
General Physician, Delhi
Please Se a good physician/ Neurologist for if you are actually having Migraine or the management of Headache due to any reason. Avoid analgesic combinations like Saridon.
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