nerve compression

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harmful pressure on a nerve (especially in nerves that pass over rigid prominences)

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At present, most scholars hold that the neurological symptoms are due to the thickening of the bone plate at the bottom of the skull and stenosis or occlusion of channels in which cranial nerves, spinal cord, and major blood vessels run, including the optic nerve compression caused by the optic canal stenosis.
Demyelination and remyelination: This has been suggested to be the mechanism underlying the slowing in nerve conduction in chronic nerve compression as seen in entrapment neuropathies.
With nerve compression, Mackinnon (65) describes a process by which there is an interruption in the blood-nerve barrier that allows a leakage of fluid from the microvessels, or vasa nervorum, supplying the nerve.
Nerve conduction and EMG studies had suggested ulnar nerve compression at the right elbow.
After bacterial colonisation and/or host reactions, the nerves are more likely to suffer ischemia from inflammation, trauma, and/or mechanical stress such as nerve compression at known sites of compression.
Rib approximation without intercostal nerve compression reduces post-thoracotomy pain: a prospective randomized study.
Therefore, all physicians need to have a high index of suspicion for the possibility of peroneal nerve compression involving intraneural ganglion for the patients with leg pain, sensory loss, and weakness in ankle dorsiflexion drop foot.
It is the most common nerve compression that is diagnosed in upper extremity.
A physical examination, including provocative testing, follows based on reported symptoms, medical history, and suspected source of nerve compression.
Objective: To dtermine the outcome of trigeminal nerve compression technique (TGNC) treatment for the idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia without decompressing the nerve compressed by the offending vessel.
The correct clinical name is Median Nerve Compression Neuropathy.
Spinal decompression uses state-of-the-art technology to apply a distraction force to relieve nerve compression associated with chronic pain, tingling and numbness in the neck and back areas.
There were no traces of any spinal nerve compression.
Median mononeuropathy at or distal to the wrist, or carpal tunnel syndrome, is the most common peripheral nerve compression disorder in the upper extremity.