Disease or damage involving the SCIATIC NERVE, which divides into the PERONEAL NERVE and TIBIAL NERVE (see also PERONEAL NEUROPATHIES and TIBIAL NEUROPATHY). Clinical manifestations may include SCIATICA or pain localized to the hip, PARESIS or PARALYSIS of posterior thigh muscles and muscles innervated by the peroneal and tibial nerves, and sensory loss involving the lateral and posterior thigh, posterior and lateral leg, and sole of the foot. The sciatic nerve may be affected by trauma; ISCHEMIA; COLLAGEN DISEASES; and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1363)
Peripheral, autonomic, and cranial nerve disorders that are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS. These conditions usually result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (VASA NERVORUM). Relatively common conditions which may be associated with diabetic neuropathy include third nerve palsy (see OCULOMOTOR NERVE DISEASES); MONONEUROPATHY; mononeuropathy multiplex; diabetic amyotrophy; a painful POLYNEUROPATHY; autonomic neuropathy; and thoracoabdominal neuropathy. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1325)
Diseases of the peripheral nerves external to the brain and spinal cord, which includes diseases of the nerve roots, ganglia, plexi, autonomic nerves, sensory nerves, and motor nerves.
A group of slowly progressive inherited disorders affecting motor and sensory peripheral nerves. Subtypes include HMSNs I-VII. HMSN I and II both refer to CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE. HMSN III refers to hypertrophic neuropathy of infancy. HMSN IV refers to REFSUM DISEASE. HMSN V refers to a condition marked by a hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy associated with spastic paraplegia (see SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA, HEREDITARY). HMSN VI refers to HMSN associated with an inherited optic atrophy (OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY), and HMSN VII refers to HMSN associated with retinitis pigmentosa. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1343)
A group of inherited disorders characterized by degeneration of dorsal root and autonomic ganglion cells, and clinically by loss of sensation and autonomic dysfunction. There are five subtypes. Type I features autosomal dominant inheritance and distal sensory involvement. Type II is characterized by autosomal inheritance and distal and proximal sensory loss. Type III is DYSAUTONOMIA, FAMILIAL. Type IV features insensitivity to pain, heat intolerance, and mental deficiency. Type V is characterized by a selective loss of pain with intact light touch and vibratory sensation. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, pp142-4)
Ischemic injury to the OPTIC NERVE which usually affects the OPTIC DISK (optic neuropathy, anterior ischemic) and less frequently the retrobulbar portion of the nerve (optic neuropathy, posterior ischemic). The injury results from occlusion of arterial blood supply which may result from TEMPORAL ARTERITIS; ATHEROSCLEROSIS; COLLAGEN DISEASES; EMBOLISM; DIABETES MELLITUS; and other conditions. The disease primarily occurs in the sixth decade or later and presents with the sudden onset of painless and usually severe monocular visual loss. Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy also features optic disk edema with microhemorrhages. The optic disk appears normal in posterior ischemic optic neuropathy. (Glaser, Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2nd ed, p135)
Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.
A branch of the tibial nerve which supplies sensory innervation to parts of the lower leg and foot.
The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.
Disease involving the ULNAR NERVE from its origin in the BRACHIAL PLEXUS to its termination in the hand. Clinical manifestations may include PARESIS or PARALYSIS of wrist flexion, finger flexion, thumb adduction, finger abduction, and finger adduction. Sensation over the medial palm, fifth finger, and ulnar aspect of the ring finger may also be impaired. Common sites of injury include the AXILLA, cubital tunnel at the ELBOW, and Guyon's canal at the wrist. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51 pp43-5)
A hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy transmitted most often as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by progressive distal wasting and loss of reflexes in the muscles of the legs (and occasionally involving the arms). Onset is usually in the second to fourth decade of life. This condition has been divided into two subtypes, hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN) types I and II. HMSN I is associated with abnormal nerve conduction velocities and nerve hypertrophy, features not seen in HMSN II. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1343)
Diseases of the parasympathetic or sympathetic divisions of the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; which has components located in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM and PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Autonomic dysfunction may be associated with HYPOTHALAMIC DISEASES; BRAIN STEM disorders; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; and PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. Manifestations include impairments of vegetative functions including the maintenance of BLOOD PRESSURE; HEART RATE; pupil function; SWEATING; REPRODUCTIVE AND URINARY PHYSIOLOGY; and DIGESTION.
A condition where damage to the peripheral nervous system (including the peripheral elements of the autonomic nervous system) is associated with chronic ingestion of alcoholic beverages. The disorder may be caused by a direct effect of alcohol, an associated nutritional deficiency, or a combination of factors. Clinical manifestations include variable degrees of weakness; ATROPHY; PARESTHESIAS; pain; loss of reflexes; sensory loss; diaphoresis; and postural hypotension. (From Arch Neurol 1995;52(1):45-51; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1146)
Disease involving the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve may be injured by ISCHEMIA (e.g., in association with DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES), nerve compression, trauma, COLLAGEN DISEASES, and other disease processes. Clinical features include MUSCLE WEAKNESS or PARALYSIS of hip flexion and knee extension, ATROPHY of the QUADRICEPS MUSCLE, reduced or absent patellar reflex, and impaired sensation over the anterior and medial thigh.
A maternally linked genetic disorder that presents in mid-life as acute or subacute central vision loss leading to central scotoma and blindness. The disease has been associated with missense mutations in the mtDNA, in genes for Complex I, III, and IV polypeptides, that can act autonomously or in association with each other to cause the disease. (from Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Omim/, MIM#535000 (April 17, 2001))
Conditions which produce injury or dysfunction of the second cranial or optic nerve, which is generally considered a component of the central nervous system. Damage to optic nerve fibers may occur at or near their origin in the retina, at the optic disk, or in the nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, or lateral geniculate nuclei. Clinical manifestations may include decreased visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, impaired color vision, and an afferent pupillary defect.
Disease involving the median nerve, from its origin at the BRACHIAL PLEXUS to its termination in the hand. Clinical features include weakness of wrist and finger flexion, forearm pronation, thenar abduction, and loss of sensation over the lateral palm, first three fingers, and radial half of the ring finger. Common sites of injury include the elbow, where the nerve passes through the two heads of the pronator teres muscle (pronator syndrome) and in the carpal tunnel (CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME).
The nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, including the autonomic, cranial, and spinal nerves. Peripheral nerves contain non-neuronal cells and connective tissue as well as axons. The connective tissue layers include, from the outside to the inside, the epineurium, the perineurium, and the endoneurium.
Disorders of the peripheral nervous system associated with the deposition of AMYLOID in nerve tissue. Familial, primary (nonfamilial), and secondary forms have been described. Some familial subtypes demonstrate an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. Clinical manifestations include sensory loss, mild weakness, autonomic dysfunction, and CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1349)
Hereditary conditions that feature progressive visual loss in association with optic atrophy. Relatively common forms include autosomal dominant optic atrophy (OPTIC ATROPHY, AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT) and Leber hereditary optic atrophy (OPTIC ATROPHY, HEREDITARY, LEBER).
Disorders of one or more of the twelve cranial nerves. With the exception of the optic and olfactory nerves, this includes disorders of the brain stem nuclei from which the cranial nerves originate or terminate.
A nerve which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (L4 to S3) and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve, which is the main continuation of the sacral plexus, is the largest nerve in the body. It has two major branches, the TIBIAL NERVE and the PERONEAL NERVE.
Ulnar neuropathies caused by mechanical compression of the nerve at any location from its origin at the BRACHIAL PLEXUS to its terminations in the hand. Common sites of compression include the retroepicondylar groove, cubital tunnel at the elbow (CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME), and Guyon's canal at the wrist. Clinical features depend on the site of injury, but may include weakness or paralysis of wrist flexion, finger flexion, and ulnar innervated intrinsic hand muscles, and impaired sensation over the ulnar aspect of the hand, fifth finger, and ulnar half of the ring finger. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p43)
Diagnosis of disease states by recording the spontaneous electrical activity of tissues or organs or by the response to stimulation of electrically excitable tissue.
Diseases characterized by loss or dysfunction of myelin in the central or peripheral nervous system.
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system, central and peripheral, or demonstration of neurologic function or dysfunction.
Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes disorders of the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscle.
Disease involving the common PERONEAL NERVE or its branches, the deep and superficial peroneal nerves. Lesions of the deep peroneal nerve are associated with PARALYSIS of dorsiflexion of the ankle and toes and loss of sensation from the web space between the first and second toe. Lesions of the superficial peroneal nerve result in weakness or paralysis of the peroneal muscles (which evert the foot) and loss of sensation over the dorsal and lateral surface of the leg. Traumatic injury to the common peroneal nerve near the head of the FIBULA is a relatively common cause of this condition. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p31)
Subjective cutaneous sensations (e.g., cold, warmth, tingling, pressure, etc.) that are experienced spontaneously in the absence of stimulation.
Disorders of the special senses (i.e., VISION; HEARING; TASTE; and SMELL) or somatosensory system (i.e., afferent components of the PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM).
Hearing loss due to disease of the AUDITORY PATHWAYS (in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM) which originate in the COCHLEAR NUCLEI of the PONS and then ascend bilaterally to the MIDBRAIN, the THALAMUS, and then the AUDITORY CORTEX in the TEMPORAL LOBE. Bilateral lesions of the auditory pathways are usually required to cause central hearing loss. Cortical deafness refers to loss of hearing due to bilateral auditory cortex lesions. Unilateral BRAIN STEM lesions involving the cochlear nuclei may result in unilateral hearing loss.
Slender processes of NEURONS, including the AXONS and their glial envelopes (MYELIN SHEATH). Nerve fibers conduct nerve impulses to and from the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.
A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibers of the ulnar nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C7 to T1), travel via the medial cord of the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the hand and forearm.
Diseases characterized by a selective degeneration of the motor neurons of the spinal cord, brainstem, or motor cortex. Clinical subtypes are distinguished by the major site of degeneration. In AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS there is involvement of upper, lower, and brainstem motor neurons. In progressive muscular atrophy and related syndromes (see MUSCULAR ATROPHY, SPINAL) the motor neurons in the spinal cord are primarily affected. With progressive bulbar palsy (BULBAR PALSY, PROGRESSIVE), the initial degeneration occurs in the brainstem. In primary lateral sclerosis, the cortical neurons are affected in isolation. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)
Diseases characterized by injury or dysfunction involving multiple peripheral nerves and nerve roots. The process may primarily affect myelin or nerve axons. Two of the more common demyelinating forms are acute inflammatory polyradiculopathy (GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME) and POLYRADICULONEUROPATHY, CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DEMYELINATING. Polyradiculoneuritis refers to inflammation of multiple peripheral nerves and spinal nerve roots.
Inherited disorders of the peripheral nervous system associated with the deposition of AMYLOID in nerve tissue. The different clinical types based on symptoms correspond to the presence of a variety of mutations in several different proteins including transthyretin (PREALBUMIN); APOLIPOPROTEIN A-I; and GELSOLIN.
A protein that accounts for more than half of the peripheral nervous system myelin protein. The extracellular domain of this protein is believed to engage in adhesive interactions and thus hold the myelin membrane compact. It can behave as a homophilic adhesion molecule through interactions with its extracellular domains. (From J Cell Biol 1994;126(4):1089-97)
Disease of the TIBIAL NERVE (also referred to as the posterior tibial nerve). The most commonly associated condition is the TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME. However, LEG INJURIES; ISCHEMIA; and inflammatory conditions (e.g., COLLAGEN DISEASES) may also affect the nerve. Clinical features include PARALYSIS of plantar flexion, ankle inversion and toe flexion as well as loss of sensation over the sole of the foot. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p32)
A diffuse or multifocal peripheral neuropathy related to the remote effects of a neoplasm, most often carcinoma or lymphoma. Pathologically, there are inflammatory changes in peripheral nerves. The most common clinical presentation is a symmetric distal mixed sensorimotor polyneuropathy. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1334)
Atrophy of the optic disk which may be congenital or acquired. This condition indicates a deficiency in the number of nerve fibers which arise in the RETINA and converge to form the OPTIC DISK; OPTIC NERVE; OPTIC CHIASM; and optic tracts. GLAUCOMA; ISCHEMIA; inflammation, a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure, toxins, optic nerve compression, and inherited conditions (see OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY) are relatively common causes of this condition.
Intense or aching pain that occurs along the course or distribution of a peripheral or cranial nerve.
Pathological processes of the VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE, including the branches of COCHLEAR NERVE and VESTIBULAR NERVE. Common examples are VESTIBULAR NEURITIS, cochlear neuritis, and ACOUSTIC NEUROMA. Clinical signs are varying degree of HEARING LOSS; VERTIGO; and TINNITUS.
Nerve fibers that are capable of rapidly conducting impulses away from the neuron cell body.
An acute inflammatory autoimmune neuritis caused by T cell- mediated cellular immune response directed towards peripheral myelin. Demyelination occurs in peripheral nerves and nerve roots. The process is often preceded by a viral or bacterial infection, surgery, immunization, lymphoma, or exposure to toxins. Common clinical manifestations include progressive weakness, loss of sensation, and loss of deep tendon reflexes. Weakness of respiratory muscles and autonomic dysfunction may occur. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1312-1314)
Assessment of sensory and motor responses and reflexes that is used to determine impairment of the nervous system.
Common foot problems in persons with DIABETES MELLITUS, caused by any combination of factors such as DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES; PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASES; and INFECTION. With the loss of sensation and poor circulation, injuries and infections often lead to severe foot ulceration, GANGRENE and AMPUTATION.
The lateral of the two terminal branches of the sciatic nerve. The peroneal (or fibular) nerve provides motor and sensory innervation to parts of the leg and foot.
The nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system has autonomic and somatic divisions. The autonomic nervous system includes the enteric, parasympathetic, and sympathetic subdivisions. The somatic nervous system includes the cranial and spinal nerves and their ganglia and the peripheral sensory receptors.
A condition characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and posterior/lateral aspects of the leg. Sciatica may be a manifestation of SCIATIC NEUROPATHY; RADICULOPATHY (involving the SPINAL NERVE ROOTS; L4, L5, S1, or S2, often associated with INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT); or lesions of the CAUDA EQUINA.
A group of painful oral symptoms associated with a burning or similar sensation. There is usually a significant organic component with a degree of functional overlay; it is not limited to the psychophysiologic group of disorders.
An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.
Intense itching of the external female genitals.

Nerve palsy after leg lengthening in total replacement arthroplasty for developmental dysplasia of the hip. (1/284)

We reviewed 508 consecutive total hip replacements in 370 patients with old developmental dysplasia of the hip, to relate the amount of leg lengthening to the incidence of nerve palsies after operation. There were eight nerve palsies (two femoral, six sciatic), two complete and six incomplete. We found no statistical correlation between the amount of lengthening and the incidence of nerve damage (p = 0.47), but in seven of the eight hips, the surgeon had rated the intervention as difficult because of previous surgery, severe deformity, a defect of the acetabular roof, or considerable flexion deformity. The correlation between difficulty and nerve palsy was significant (p = 0.041). We conclude that nerve injury is most commonly caused by direct or indirect mechanical trauma and not by limb lengthening on its own.  (+info)

Sciatic nerve compression following bone marrow harvest. (2/284)

We describe a donor who suffered pain secondary to sacral plexus and sciatic nerve compression post bone marrow harvest. Haematoma was demonstrated by magnetic resonance image (MRI) scanning. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of compression neuropathy post bone marrow harvest documented by MRI scanning. Given the increasing number of bone marrow transplants being performed and the paramount importance of donor safety, compressive neuropathies need to be remembered as rare but debilitating complications of bone marrow harvesting. MRI scanning is a useful modality to investigate severe or neuropathic pain post bone marrow harvest.  (+info)

Antagonism of the melanocortin system reduces cold and mechanical allodynia in mononeuropathic rats. (3/284)

The presence of both pro-opiomelanocortin-derived peptides and melanocortin (MC) receptors in nociception-associated areas in the spinal cord suggests that, at the spinal level, the MC system might be involved in nociceptive transmission. In the present study, we demonstrate that a chronic constriction injury (CCI) to the rat sciatic nerve, a lesion that produces neuropathic pain, results in changes in the spinal cord MC system, as shown by an increased binding of (125)I-NDP-MSH to the dorsal horn. Furthermore, we investigated whether intrathecal administration (in the cisterna magna) of selective MC receptor ligands can affect the mechanical and cold allodynia associated with the CCI. Mechanical and cold allodynia were assessed by measuring withdrawal responses of the affected limb to von Frey filaments and withdrawal latencies upon immersion in a 4.5 degrees C water bath, respectively. We show that treatment with the MC receptor antagonist SHU9119 has a profound anti-allodynic effect, suggesting that the endogenous MC system has a tonic effect on nociception. In contrast, administration of the MC4 receptor agonists MTII and d-Tyr-MTII primarily increases the sensitivity to mechanical and cold stimulation. No antinociceptive action was observed after administration of the selective MC3 receptor agonist Nle-gamma-MSH. Together, our data suggest that the spinal cord MC system is involved in neuropathic pain and that the effects of MC receptor ligands on the responses to painful stimuli are exerted through the MC4 receptor. In conclusion, antagonism of the spinal melanocortin system might provide a new approach in the treatment of neuropathic pain.  (+info)

Resistance to Marek's disease herpesvirus-induced lymphoma is multiphasic and dependent on host genotype. (4/284)

Genotype-dependent differences in Marek's disease (MD) susceptibility were identified using 14-day-old line N and 6(1) (resistant) and 151 and 7(2) (susceptible) inbred chickens infected with HPRS-16 MD virus (MDV). All line 72 chickens developed progressive MD. Line 15I had fluctuating MD-specific clinical signs and individuals recovered. A novel histologic scoring system enabled indices to be calculated for lymphocyte infiltration into nonlymphoid organs. All genotypes had increased mean lesion scores (MLSs) and mean total lesion scores after MDV infection. These differed quantitatively and qualitatively between the genotypes. Lines 6(1) and 7(2) had a similar MLS distribution in the cytolytic phase, although scores were greater in line 7(2). At the time lymphomas were visible in line 7(2), histologic lesions in line 6(1) were regressing. AV37+ cells were present in similar numbers in all genotypes in the cytolytic phase, suggesting that neoplastically transformed cells were present in all genotypes regardless of MD susceptibility. After the cytolytic phase, AV37+ cell numbers increased in lines 7(2) and 15I but decreased in lines 6(1) and N. In the cytolytic and latent phases, in all genotypes, most infiltrating cells were CD4+. After this time, line 7(2) and 15I lesions increased in size and most cells were CD4+; line 6(1) and N lesions decreased in size and most cells were CD8+. In all genotypes, AV37 immunostaining was weak in lesions with many CD8+ cells, suggesting that AV37 antigen expression or AV37+ cells were controlled by CD8+ cells. The rank order, determined by clinical signs and pathology, for MD susceptibility (highest to lowest) was 7(2) > 15I > 6(1) > N.  (+info)

Functional reorganization of sensory pathways in the rat spinal dorsal horn following peripheral nerve injury. (5/284)

Functional reorganization of sensory pathways in the rat spinal dorsal horn following sciatic nerve transection was examined using spinal cord slices with an attached dorsal root. Slices were obtained from animals whose sciatic nerve had been transected 2-4 weeks previously and compared to sham-operated controls. Whole-cell recordings from substantia gelatinosa neurones in sham-operated rats, to which nociceptive information was preferentially transmitted, revealed that dorsal root stimulation sufficient to activate A afferent fibres evoked a mono- and/or polysynaptic EPSC in 111 of 131 (approximately 85%) neurones. This is in contrast to the response following A fibre stimulation, where monosynaptic EPSCs were observed in 2 of 131 (approximately 2%) neurones and polysynaptic EPSCs were observed in 18 of 131 (approximately 14%) neurones. In sciatic nerve-transected rats, however, a polysynaptic EPSC following stimulation of A afferents was elicited in 30 of 37 (81%) neurones and a monosynaptic EPSC evoked by A afferent stimulation was detected in a subset of neurones (4 of 37, approximately 11%). These observations suggest that, following sciatic nerve transection, large myelinated A afferent fibres establish synaptic contact with interneurones and transmit innocuous information to substantia gelatinosa. This functional reorganization of the sensory circuitry may constitute an underlying mechanism, at least in part, for sensory abnormalities following peripheral nerve injuries.  (+info)

The value of MR neurography for evaluating extraspinal neuropathic leg pain: a pictorial essay. (6/284)

SUMMARY: Fifteen patients with neuropathic leg pain referable to the lumbosacral plexus or sciatic nerve underwent high-resolution MR neurography. Thirteen of the patients also underwent routine MR imaging of the lumbar segments of the spinal cord before undergoing MR neurography. Using phased-array surface coils, we performed MR neurography with T1-weighted spin-echo and fat-saturated T2-weighted fast spin-echo or fast spin-echo inversion recovery sequences, which included coronal, oblique sagittal, and/or axial views. The lumbosacral plexus and/or sciatic nerve were identified using anatomic location, fascicular morphology, and signal intensity as discriminatory criteria. None of the routine MR imaging studies of the lumbar segments of the spinal cord established the cause of the reported symptoms. Conversely, MR neurography showed a causal abnormality accounting for the clinical findings in all 15 cases. Detected anatomic abnormalities included fibrous entrapment, muscular entrapment, vascular compression, posttraumatic injury, ischemic neuropathy, neoplastic infiltration, granulomatous infiltration, neural sheath tumor, postradiation scar tissue, and hypertrophic neuropathy.  (+info)

Induction of the plasminogen activator system accompanies peripheral nerve regeneration after sciatic nerve crush. (7/284)

Peripheral nerve regeneration is dependent on the ability of regenerating neurites to migrate through cellular debris and altered extracellular matrix at the injury site, grow along the residual distal nerve sheath conduit, and reinnervate synaptic targets. In cell culture, growth cones of regenerating axons secrete proteases, specifically plasminogen activators (PAs), which are believed to facilitate growth cone movement by digesting extracellular matrices and cell adhesions. In this study, the PA system was shown to be specifically activated in sensory neurons after sciatic nerve crush in adult mice. The number of sensory neurons expressing urokinase PA receptor (uPAR) mRNA levels increased above sham levels by 8 hr after crush, whereas the number of sensory neurons expressing uPA and tissue PA (tPA) mRNAs was significantly increased by 3 d after crush. PA mRNA levels were also increased at the crush site, with uPA mRNA elevated by 8 hr after crush and tPA and uPAR mRNA levels markedly increased by 7 d. PA-dependent enzymatic activity was significantly increased from 1 to 7 d after crush in nerves that had been crushed compared with uncrushed nerves. Immunohistochemistry showed that tPA was localized within regenerating axons of the sciatic nerve. There were no significant changes in plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 activity between crush and sham after the injury. These results clearly demonstrated that after injury the PA system was rapidly induced in sensory neurons, where it may play an important role in nerve regeneration in vivo.  (+info)

Mice lacking tPA, uPA, or plasminogen genes showed delayed functional recovery after sciatic nerve crush. (8/284)

Axonal outgrowth during peripheral nerve regeneration relies on the ability of growth cones to traverse through an environment that has been altered structurally and along a basal lamina sheath to reinnervate synaptic targets. To promote migration, growth cones secrete proteases that are thought to dissolve cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesions. These proteases include the plasminogen activators (PAs), tissue PA (tPA) and urokinase PA (uPA), and their substrate, plasminogen. PA expression and secretion are upregulated in regenerating mammalian sensory neurons in culture. After sciatic nerve crush in mice, there was an induction of PA mRNAs in the sensory neurons contributing to the crushed nerve and an upregulation of PA-dependent activity in crushed nerve compared with sham counterparts during nerve regeneration. To further assess the role of the PA system during peripheral nerve regeneration, PA-dependent activity as well as recovery of sensory and motor function in the injured hindlimb were assessed in wild-type, tPA, uPA, and plasminogen knock-out mice. Protease activity visualized by gel zymography showed that after nerve crush, the upregulation of PA activity in the tPA and uPA knock-out mice was delayed compared with wild-type mice. Recovery of sensory function was assessed by toe pinch, footpad prick, and the toe-spreading reflex. All knock-out mice demonstrated a significant delay in hindlimb response to these sensory stimuli compared with wild-type mice. For each modality tested, the uPA knock-out mice were the most dramatically affected, showing the longest delay to initiate a response. These studies clearly showed that PAs were necessary for timely functional recovery by regenerating peripheral nerves.  (+info)

To investigate the thalamic neurotransmitters and functional connections in the development of chronic constriction injury (CCI)-induced neuropathic pain. The paw withdrawal threshold was measured by mechanical stimulation the right hind paw with the von frey hair in the rats of CCI-induced neuropathic pain. The N-acetylaspartate (NAA) and Glutamate (Glu) in thalamus were detected by magnetic resonance spectrum (MRS) process. The thalamic functional connectivity with other brain regions was scanned by functional magnetic resonance image (fMRI). The paw withdrawal threshold of the ipsilateral side showed a noticeable decline during the pathological process. Increased concentrations of Glu and decreased levels of NAA in the thalamus were significantly correlated with mechanical allodynia in the neuropathic pain states. The thalamic regional homogeneity (ReHo) decreased during the process of neuropathic pain. The functional connectivity among the thalamus with the insula and somatosensory cortex were
Injury to the rat sciatic nerve leads to the induction of nerve growth factor (NGF) receptors on the denervated Schwann cells and their disappearance on the regenerating axons of the axotomized, normally NGF-sensitive sensory and sympathetic neurons. This disappearance in the axonal expression and r …
Linalool is a natural occurring enantiomer monoterpene compound prevalent in essential oils of various aromatic plant species. Recent studies suggest that linalool has anti-inflammatory, antihyperalgesic and antinociceptive properties in different animal models. Our laboratory has previously shown that intraplantar injection of Linalool reduced the nociceptive response as assayed by capsaicin test and the mechanical allodynia induced by partial sciatic nerve ligation in mice. In this study, the antinociceptive effect of inhaled linalool was evaluated in mice. Inhaled for 60 min linalool at 0.1% significantly reduced the acetic acid-writhing response. Intraperitoneal (i.p.) pretreatment with naloxone, an opioid receptor antagonist, significantly reversed linalool-induced antinociception. In the hot plate test, analgesic activity observed after inhaled for 60 min linalool at 1.0 % was inhibited by naloxone i.p. pretreatment, suggesting the involvement of opioidergic pathways. Inhalant treatment ...
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The sciatic nerve is the dominant nerve that innervates the lower back and the lower extremities. It travels from the lower spine, through the pelvis, and down each leg. It is the longest and widest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve primarily supplies the muscles of the lower
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Caffeine, used in many pain medications as an adjuvant analgesic, is an adenosine A1 and A2A receptor antagonist. Here we examined the effects of acute or chronic caffeine administration in rats after partial sciatic nerve injury. The hindpaw response to mechanical or cold stimulation was assessed following photochemically induced sciatic nerve injury which leads to hypersensitivity to these stimuli. Caffeine was administered i.p. acutely or in the drinking water chronically. The mechanical and cold hypersensitivity of sciatic nerve-injured rats was dose-dependently alleviated by acute systemic administration of caffeine (10-80 mg/kg). The effect of caffeine was, however, associated with side effects including locomotor stimulation or depression. Chronic oral administration (average daily doses 27.5 mg/kg/day or 61.5 mg/kg/day for 2 weeks) of caffeine starting at the time of nerve injury did not significantly affect the development of pain-like behaviors. Thus, acute, but not long term, caffeine ...
BACKGROUND: It is known that histamine participates in pain modulation. However, the effect of central histamine on neuropathic pain is not fully understood. Here, we report a critical time window for the analgesic effect of central histamine in the partial sciatic nerve ligation model of neuropathic pain. METHODS: Neuropathic pain was induced by partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSL) in rats, wild-type (C57BL/6J) mice and HDC(-/-) (histidine decarboxylase gene knockout) and IL-1R(-/-) (interleukin-1 receptor gene knockout) mice. Histidine, a precursor of histamine that can increase the central histamine levels, was administered intraperitoneally (i.p.). Histidine decarboxylase (HDC) enzyme inhibitor α-fluoromethylhistidine was administered intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.). Histamine H1 receptor antagonist mepyramine and H2 receptor antagonist cimetidine were given intrathecally (i.t.) and intracisternally (i.c.). Withdrawal thresholds to tactile and heat stimuli were measured with a set of von ...
The authors of this study set out to evaluate two nerve conduit types, Nerbridge™ and NeuraGen®. They also aimed to compare the effectiveness of nerve regeneration between autograft and those two nerve conduits by using DTI, electrodiagnostic testing, limb function, and histopathologic measurements.. Article: Evaluation of two collagen conduits and autograft in rabbit sciatic nerve regeneration with quantitative magnetic resonance DTI, electrophysiology, and histology. Authors: Tina Jeon, Emil S. Vutescu, Eliana B. Saltzman, Jordan C. Villa, Scott W. Wolfe, Steve K. Lee, Joseph H. Feinberg, Sarah L. Pownder, Jonathan P. Dyke and Darryl B. Sneag. ...
β-Caryophyllene (BCP) is known as a common constitute of the essential oils of numerous food plants and primary component in Cannabis. In this study, we investigated the effect of local intraplantar (i.pl.) injection of BCP on mechanical hypersensitivity induced by partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSNL) in mice. Relative to sham operation controls, mice with the PSNL displayed a maximum level of hyperresponsiveness to von Frey metallic filament on post-operative day 7. PSNL-induced allodynia was seen in the ipsilateral side of nerve ligation, but not in the contralateral side. The i.pl. injection of BCP into the ipsilateral hindpaw to PSNL attenuated mechanical allodynia in a dose-dependent manner. BCP injection into the contralateral hindpaw did not produce anti-allodynic effects, suggesting a local peripheral anti-allodynic effect of BCP. Anti-allodynic effects induced by i.pl. injection of BCP were prevented by pretreatment with the cannabinoid (CB2) receptor antagonist AM630, but not by the CB1
PubMed journal article [AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON REPAIR OF SCIATIC NERVE INJURY BY Schwann-LIKE CELLS DERIVED FROM UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS were found in PRIME PubMed. Download Prime PubMed App to iPhone or iPad.
Background : Circular RNAs (circRNAs) comprise a class of endogenous species of RNA consisting of a covalently closed loop structure that is crucial for genetic and epigenetic regulation. The significance of circRNA in neuropathic pain remains to be investigated. Methods :&nbs...
The pathophysiologic mechanism underlying neuropathic pain may differ depending on the site of injury. Previous studies have demonstrated differences in behavioral responses to the more peripheral injury of partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSL) compared with the more proximal SNL model.4-6 Although both models involve direct injury and insertion of a foreign body (suture) around the nerve, the SNL has been shown to produce a more profound mechanical hypersensitivity.5 There are differences in sympathetic fiber growth after the different injuries, which may play a role in the differential behavioral responses.6,7 Furthermore, the dependence of the sympathetic growth is influenced by the growth factor production induced by the injury. The SNL model with a more proximal injury is different in that it is more uniform with all fibers in the L5-L6 nerve distribution being affected. This may deprive the cell body in dorsal root ganglia of a greater amount of the nerve axon, possibly reducing expression ...
2+ Abstract Aim To resolve timing and coordination of denervation atrophy and the re‐innervation recovery process to discern correlations indicative of common programs governing these processes. Methods Female Sprague‐Dawley (SD) rats had a unilateral sciatic nerve crush. Based on longitudinal behavioural observations, the triceps surae muscle was analysed at different time points post‐lesion. Results Crush results in a loss of muscle function and mass (−30%) followed by a recovery to almost pre‐lesion status at 30 days post‐crush (dpc). There was no loss of fibres nor any significant change in the number of nuclei per fibre but a shift in fibres expressing myosins I and II that reverted back to control levels at 30 dpc. A residual was the persistence of hybrid fibres. Early on a CHNR ‐ε to ‐γ switch and a re‐expression of embryonic MyHC showed as signs of denervation. Foxo1, Smad3, Fbxo32 and Trim63 transcripts were upregulated but not Myostatin, InhibinA and ActivinR2B. ...
The present study demonstrates that sciatic nerve injury induces a rapid production and release of IL-1β and TNF and causes infiltration of neutrophils and proinflammatory M1 monocytes/macrophages into the distal stump. Mice lacking both IL-1R1 and TNFR1 had reduced neutrophil and M1 macrophage influx and reduced nociceptive hypersensitivity compared with wild-type littermates after injury. However, recovery of sciatic nerve function was impaired in IL-1β-, TNF-, and IL-1β/TNF-ko mice. In addition, we found that neutrophil depletion, a strategy that alleviates neuropathic pain after sciatic nerve ligation, does not affect axonal regeneration and recovery of sciatic nerve function. Together, these results indicate that therapeutic approaches aimed at blocking neutrophil entry are likely to be more beneficial than neutralizing proinflammatory cytokines such as IL-1 and TNF in the treatment of neuropathic pain.. Activation of the innate immune response orchestrates a complex, tightly regulated ...
The aim of this investigation was to assess the role that NO plays in the antinociceptive activity of tramadol using a rat model of neuropathic pain. Thirty male Wistar rats weighing 200-250 g were randomly divided into five equal groups. The neuropathic pain model used for the study was chronic constrictive injury (CCI) model. Three weeks after the surgical procedure, each rat was tested to assess mechanical threshold in grams using an electronic algometer. After CCI was induced, tramadol hydrochloride was administered by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection in all groups, and N(omega) - nitro - L - arginine (L-NA) and L-arginine were administered i.p. or intrathecally (i.t.) depending on the group. Tramadol was administered in 10 mg/kg doses i.p., L-NA was given in 10 mg/kg doses i.p. and in 30 μg/kg doses i.t.. L-arginine was given in 10 mg/kg doses i. p. and in 50 μg/kg doses i.t.. The multiple agents were given 30 minutes apart from cach administration. Intraperitoneal administration of ...
Environ. Sciatic nerve palsy has an estimated prevalence ranging from less topcial 1 to as high as 35 (77,108,109). Am. Plasma sildenafil topical ointment were seen in the vitreous between days 1 and 3 and B lymphocytes (CD45Г, CD3ф) were present in pooled vitreous humor.
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January 4, 2014 This animal study induced sciatic nerve injury through chronic constriction. They measured inflammatory markers and then followed up with
GW406381, a highly selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, attenuates spontaneous ectopic discharge in sural nerves of rats following chronic constriction injury.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It is a combination of smaller nerves (nerve roots) that join together and become the sciatic nerve. When the sciatic nerve is being compressed very specific symptoms in the legs arise. Pain, numbness, tingling and/or weakness in one leg are the most common signs of…
Successfully Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain with This Simple 10-Minutes Method (Successfully Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain with This Simple 10-Minutes Method) The longest nerve in the entire human body is also known as the sciatic nerve. Its located at the back of the legs, starting from the buttocks, going down the length
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The sciatic nerve originates in the lower back and travels down the back of the thigh and leg, finally ending in the foot. A number of physical, chemical, and mechanical factors can affect the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica.
Myelination profiles of sciatic nerves in atg7-SCKO mice.A. Representative electron micrographs of sciatic nerve cross sections from animals at P10 and in adult
Suffering from sciatic nerve pain can affect your whole life as it limits your ability to be active. Among the most common causes for sciatic nerve pain...
Crush injury occurs when a body part is squeezed between two heavy objects, for treatment consult with a foot and ankle specialist as soon as possible.
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Phospho-p38 increases in the sciatic nerve from 4-week diabetic C57 mice.Representative images of levels of phospho (pp38), total p38 (tp38;) and total ERK (tER
Neuropathic pain occurs as a result of damage and/or inflammation in the nervous system and presents as severe chronic pain. Neuroinflammation mediated by chemokines may be associated with the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. Kiguchi et al. investigated the roles of the C-X-C chemokine ligand type 2 [macrophage inflammatory protein 2 (MIP-2)] and C-X-C chemokine receptor type 2 (CXCR2) in nerve injury-induced neuropathic pain. Expression of MIP-2 and CXCR2 were up-regulated and localized on accumulated neutrophils and macrophages in the injured sciatic nerve (SCN) after partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSL). MIP-2-neutralizing antibody or the CXCR2 antagonist N-(2-bromophenyl)-N′-(2-hydroxy-4-nitrophenyl)urea (SB225002) prevented PSL-induced tactile allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia. Both anti-MIP-2 and SB225002 suppressed up-regulation of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines in the injured SCN. Acetylation of histone H3 (AcK9-H3) on the promoter region of MIP-2 and CXCR2 was increased in ...
An appropriately regulated inflammatory response after peripheral nerve injury is essential for axon regeneration and recovery. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression and role of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 in terminating inflammation after sciatic nerve crush injury and pr …
Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of Numerical patterns of axon regeneration that follow sciatic nerve crush in the neonatal rat. Together they form a unique fingerprint. ...
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Physical agents, or therapeutic modalities, represent a spectrum of adjunctive therapies used to complement or supplement other interventions, such as exercise, joint or tissue mobilization, strengthening, or stretching. Collectively, physical agents and the interventions they supplement comprise the more comprehensive intervention plan. Advances in understanding of the biophysical effects of physical agents have spurred their continued use in rehabilitation.1-6 Although injured peripheral nerves have demonstrated the ability to regenerate, physical agents impart specific and selective responses to mediate tissue healing that have led practitioners to select physical agents for peripheral nerve injury (PNI) intervention.7 ...
Anatomy Of Sciatic Nerve Anatomy sciatic nerve anatomy diagram sciatic nerve sensory distribution sciatic nerve piriformis anatomy sciatic nerve distribution sciatic nerve innervation Muscles are specialised tissues which assist the bones in locomotion. Muscles are attached to the bones through tendons. Movement of limbs happens due to the contraction and relaxation of corresponding muscles present in that region. Joints help in the flexibility of bones, but a bone cannot be bent or stretched until a muscle acts on it. In other words, the muscles attached to that bone pulls it to the direction of movement.Explore of Anatomy and Physiology
Schwartz, M; Sela, B A.; and Eshhar, N, Antibodies to gangliosides and myelin autoantigens are produced in mice following sciatic nerve injury. (1982). Subject Strain Bibliography 1982. 2752 ...
Reasons for sciatic nerve pain There are various causes that lead to sciatic nerve pain, but the major reasons that can lead to this type of pain are: 1. Excessive pressure on the sciatic nerve: Sciatic nerve pain can be a result of unwanted pressure put on the body due to improper posture, strain in the muscles, pregnancy, overweight, using a very soft mattress for sleeping purpose. It can also have excessive pressure on the sciatic nerve due to slip disc. Some cases of sciatic nerve pain have been recorded by due to the compression of the sciatic nerve by a tumor encircling the spinal cord in the lower back. 2. Degenerative arthritis: It is also a common cause of sciatica. Degenerative arthritis also known as Osteoarthritis can be identified by certain specific characteristics like creation of bone spurs or a set of protruding bone which presses on the nerve roots. Older people sometimes may develop a medical condition called spinal stenosis, where the nerve is compressed due to narrowing of ...
Experiments in animal models have greatly enriched our understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of nerve injury-induced neuropathic pain. Undoubtedly, structural and functional alterations on neuronal pathways play determinant roles. In addition, findings from the past 20 years have demonstrated the importance of the immune system in modulating neuronal activities (Scholz and Woolf, 2007). Although the involvement of both neuronal and immune systems has been characterized in the context of neuropathic pain, very little is known about the role that the vascular system plays in the development and maintenance of debilitating chronic pain conditions.. Although the direct contribution of vascular dysfunction to neuropathic pain has not been explored fully, evidence of microvascular disturbances has been reported in both humans having neuropathic pain and in neuropathic pain animal models. For example, in diabetes, pathological changes result in basement ...
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There are various causes that lead to sciatic nerve pain, but the major reasons that can lead to this type of pain are: 1. Excessive pressure on the sciatic nerve: Sciatic nerve pain can be a result of unwanted pressure put on the body due to improper posture, strain in the muscles, pregnancy, overweight, using a very soft mattress for sleeping purpose. It can also have excessive pressure on the sciatic nerve due to slip disc. Some cases of sciatic nerve pain have been recorded by due to the compression of the sciatic nerve by a tumor encircling the spinal cord in the lower back. 2. Degenerative arthritis: It is also a common cause of sciatica. Degenerative arthritis also known as Osteoarthritis can be identified by certain specific characteristics like creation of bone spurs or a set of protruding bone which presses on the nerve roots. Older people sometimes may develop a medical condition called spinal stenosis, where the nerve is compressed due to narrowing of space in and around the spinal ...
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Sciatica is frequently connected with mellow to beating torment on the inward pieces of the eyeball. The sciatic nerve is connected with the various nerve organizes in the body, and is found some place just close to the human mind, which makes the entire circumstance considerably more confused. What does one do when we have sciatic nerve torment? Sciatica home cures are regularly finished with specific activities and kneading methods that focus on the muscles and nerves encompassing the eyes. Normally, when there is torment, there is the nearness of gentle to serious aggravation in certain territories. At the point when this occurs, it is truly likely that the entire locale is connected with the agony. So home cures gain by this system and endeavor to redirect the agony on the off chance that it is commonly still reasonable.. Sciatic nerve relief from discomfort doesnt need to come at a major 神經線 維他命. What you can do to somebody experiencing sciatic nerve torment is to allow that ...
Crush Injury of the Foot, No Fracture. A crush injury to your foot causes local pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising. There are no broken bones. This injury takes from a few days to a few weeks to heal. If the toenail has been severely injured, it may fall off in 1 to 2 weeks. A new one will usually start to grow back within a month. ...
The observations here reported indicate that, in vivo, the expression of an important protein of peripheral myelin, the glycoprotein Po, is influenced by mifespristone (RU 38486), that is, an antagonist of progesterone (PR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptor. In our experimental model, male rats have been treated at the first day of life with this antagonist and after repeated treatments, we have analyzed in the sciatic nerve of 20- (20d) and 30-day-old rats (30d) the mRNA and protein levels of Po. Moreover, expression of Po has also been analyzed in the sciatic nerve of animals treated during the first 30 days of postnatal life and then sacrificed at 90th day of life (90d). The results obtained have indicated that both mRNA and protein levels of Po decrease at 20d. Apparently, these effects seem to be transient because no changes are evident at the other two times of analysis. As shown by morphometric analysis, the treatment with RU 38486 is also able to induce morphological changes at the level ...
The five nerve roots come together to form a right and left sciatic nerve. On each side of your body, one sciatic nerve runs through your hips, buttocks and down a leg, ending just below the knee. The sciatic nerve then branches into other nerves, which continue down your leg and into your foot and toes ...
tem cells derived from human muscle tissue were able to repair nerve damage and restore function in an animal model of sciatic nerve injury, according
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Most women with sciatic nerve pain in pregnancy end up recovering within 6 weeks of having the condition. all pregnant women with sciatic nerve pain end up
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What is Sciatica? Sciatica nerve is the longest nerve in the body that runs from the pelvis, through the buttocks, the back of the legs, ending at the soles of the feet. Sciatica simply means the sciatic nerve pain caused. Read more ...
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. Its also responsible for causing the painful symptoms known as sciatica. Learn about sciatica in our blog.
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  • All patients went on to external and limited internal neurolysis of the involved sciatic nerve segment. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Pelvic magnetic resonance imaging was performed after electromyography and revealed multifocal enhancement of signal intensity, suggesting muscle necrosis in the gluteus and thigh muscles, and swelling of both sciatic nerves on short tau inversion recovery (STIR) imaging sequences. (ovid.com)
  • When a lower lumbar intervertebral disk bulges, it oftentimes compresses one of the nerves roots before it joins the sciatic nerve. (sciaticnervepaintreatment.info)
  • Neuropathy is defined as any medical condition related to nerves. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is damage to or disease affecting nerves, which may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function, or other aspects of health, depending on the type of nerve affected. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • Peripheral neuropathy affects nerves beyond or outside the spinal. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • Severe swelling can result in peripheral neuropathy and cause permanent damage to nerves. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • Neuropathy is defined as a disease (pathos) of the nerves (neuro). (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • We describe a patient who developed post-radiation sciatic neuropathy after approximately 3 years and discuss the pathophysiology, clinical course and treatment options available for the deleterious effects of radiation to peripheral nerves. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We used the noninvasive (for sciatic nerve) reference sample microsphere method to quantify sciatic nerve blood flow in unexposed vs. surgically exposed nerves in rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes (at different temperatures and after curarization) and in unexposed vs. surgically exposed nerves in galactose-fed rats. (utmb.edu)
  • These findings 1) confirm our previous findings that sciatic nerve blood flow in diabetic rats is increased or unchanged in unexposed nerves, while also confirming reports that in surgically exposed nerves blood flew is higher in control than in diabetic rats, and 2) indicate that blood flows in surgically exposed nerves are largely a measure of vascular responses to injury rather than (patho)physiological blood flow in undisturbed nerves. (utmb.edu)
  • FA of the sciatic and tibial nerves was lowest in the sDPN group. (highwire.org)
  • The aim of the current study was to evaluate whether MRN of the sciatic and tibial nerves can be used to detect and stage DPN in patients with type 1 diabetes. (highwire.org)
  • MRN utilizes MRI sequences designed for imaging peripheral nerves by using 3.0 T magnets and graded fluid signal-sensitive sequences with fat suppression and an echo time (TE) exceeding 66 ms. MRN has been used to delineate the etiology of sciatic neuropathy associated with cancer, nerve compression, trauma, and heredity, and even to analyze iatrogenic and idiopathic factors. (gehealthcare.com)
  • The 3.0T high-resolution MRN facilitated the detection of sciatic neuropathy accurately via quantitative and qualitative analysis of the sciatic nerves and regional skeletal muscles. (gehealthcare.com)
  • [5] Sciatic neuropathy was characterized by nerve-to-vessel signal intensity (SI) ratios of 0.89 or higher along with elevated T2 hyperintensity, enlarged and abnormal morphology compared with the normal nerves. (gehealthcare.com)
  • You may be sensitive to pressure over your nerves, and changing position may reverse this readily, but you would possess an emerging peripheral neuropathy . (healthtap.com)
  • Neuropathy is no better, since it also simply mentions that nerves are the main source of suspected symptoms, rather than bone, muscle, ligament or tendon. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • While true sciatica describes a structural or systemic process affecting the spinal nerve root sources of the sciatic nerve, peripheral neuropathy conditions occur in the smaller nerves which branch out throughout the body, and in this case, the lower limbs. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • There is a huge network of peripheral nerves which branch off the main sciatic structure. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • Peripheral neuropathy is a general term for nerve pain which affects a specific nerve or set of nerves in a regional area. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • Peripheral nerves may be large or tiny, so the symptoms and effects of peripheral neuropathy can also be incredibly diverse. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • However, the term peripheral denotes symptoms which affect the smaller nerves which directly serve particular anatomical regions, not the main sciatic structure itself. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • Methods and Results- Twelve weeks after induction of diabetes with streptozotocin, motor and sensory nerve conduction velocities (MCV and SCV) of the sciatic nerves were significantly reduced in diabetic rats. (ahajournals.org)
  • In vivo perfusion of Bandeuraea simplicifolia (BS)-1 lectin showed marked reduction in the vasa nervora in diabetic sciatic nerves but restoration of nerve vasculature to nondiabetic levels in the SHh-treated and plasmid DNA encoding human VEGF-2 (phVEGF-2)-treated diabetic nerves. (ahajournals.org)
  • In the aforementioned animal models, mixed nerves (sciatic nerve, spinal nerve) are lesioned, which makes functional identification of afferents with ongoing activity impossible. (jneurosci.org)
  • Needle electromyography revealed fibrillation potentials and positive sharp waves, with absent recruitment in all the major muscles innervating the sciatic nerve bilaterally. (ovid.com)
  • Causes The cause of sciatica is generally the compression of the lumbar spine nerve root L4 or L5, or compression of the sciatic nerve itself, which is far less common. (sciaticnervepainrelief.info)
  • SCIATICA is pain caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that are branches of the sciatic nerve, and represents one of the most common forms of radiculopathy. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • Sciatica is a symptom, which is caused due to the compression of the nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve. (helpforsciatica.info)
  • It may as well cause due to the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. (helpforsciatica.info)
  • Further to this the acupuncture can also relieve spinal stenosis, lower back pain, spine root compression, neck pain, neuropathy and other irritating and debilitating diseases. (howtotreatsciatica.info)
  • It is that burning pain from the lower back down to the feet caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve resulting in most instances in a herniated disc. (howtotreatsciatica.info)
  • In some cases, piriformis syndrome may cause true sciatic nerve irritation, as the sciatic nerve may run underneath or even through the middle of the piriformis, so contraction of the piriformis may produce sufficient compression of the sciatic nerve to produce actual nerve symptoms. (reliefforsciatica.info)
  • The condition is caused by injury to or compression of the sciatic nerve, which is located in the b. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Sciatica neuropathy describes the nerve origin of symptoms related to sciatic compression and dysfunction syndromes. (feedreader.com)
  • Piriformis muscle was split to relieve sciatic compression. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Bendszus M, Rieckmann P, Perez J, Koltzenburg M, Reiners K, Solymosi L (2003) Painful vascular compression syndrome of the sciatic nerve caused by gluteal varicosities. (springermedizin.de)
  • Piriformis syndrome is a condition which is believed to result from compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • During a physical examination, attempts may be made to stretch the irritated piriformis and provoke sciatic nerve compression, such as the Freiberg test, the Pace test, the FABER test (flexion, abduction, external rotation), and the FAIR test (flexion, adduction, internal rotation). (wikipedia.org)
  • As a result of that, it could prevent diabetic peripheral neuropathy in streptozotocin diabetic rats . (bvsalud.org)
  • Entrapment neuropathy results in different microRNA expression patterns from denervation injury in rats. (nih.gov)
  • CONCLUSION: In patients with sciatic distribution symptoms and signs, after initial negative spine imaging, high-resolution imaging of the sciatic nerve itself should be undertaken to address rarer causes such as vascular abnormalities. (biomedsearch.com)
  • neuropathy causes, peripheral nerve damage, symptoms and treatment for relief of diabetic and non-diabetic nerve damage resulting in chronic severe nerve. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include numbness, pins and needles, burning and funny sensations, usually starting in the feet and hands and extending in a "glove and stocking" distribution. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • Sciatica is a medical term used to explain symptoms that develop when the Sciatic nerve is compromised. (relievesciatica.info)
  • Treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms will often be different, depending upon the underlying cause of the symptoms. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • First, in a seated position, if one straightens the leg on the painful side (so that the leg is parallel to the floor), and the sciatica symptoms increase, this is usually a sign of true sciatic nerve irritation. (reliefforsciatica.info)
  • Sciatica is generally characterized by low back pain (LBP) down the sciatic nerve along the leg(s) with associated symptoms of nerve root entrapment. (gehealthcare.com)
  • For this reason, the signs and symptoms of a peripheral neuropathy are discussed in the posterior hip pain section and are not repeated in subsequent sections. (chiro.org)
  • The Sciatica Authority explains the anatomy, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of sciatic nerve pain. (feedreader.com)
  • Neuropathy and sciatica are diagnostic cop-outs in most cases, regardless of where the symptoms occur. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • Most cases of persistent sciatic artery are clinically silent in the early stages and detected only after patients show symptoms of vascular complication (e.g., aneurysm, embolism or rupture). (cmaj.ca)
  • Having the sciatic nerve compressed by piriformis muscle can cause chronic pseudo-sciatica symptoms often diagnosed as piriformis syndrome. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • in nearly every case, muscle imbalances are the primary cause of the pressure being placed on the sciatic nerve. (howtotreatsciatica.info)
  • Sciatic pain is simply caused by pressure being placed on the sciatic nerve and there are primarily four things that can create this. (sciaticnervepainrelief.info)
  • when there is undue stress on the Piriformis muscle that stress causes it to go into spasm and then you have pain due to the Piriformis muscle putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Sciatica is a type of pain typically experienced around the Sciatic nerve in the back. (forsciatica.info)
  • OBJECTIVE: To describe 4 patients presenting with radiating leg pain due to sciatic nerve involvement, all with a vascular etiology. (biomedsearch.com)
  • So lots of times I hear people say they've got that sciatic nerve, well actually everybody has a sciatic nerve, but you can have pain coming from that nerve, and a lot of times that piriformis muscle is causing the pain. (neuropathyhomeremedy.com)
  • So we're gonna show you some stretches to stretch out your piriformis and hopefully get rid of that sciatic nerve pain. (neuropathyhomeremedy.com)
  • This pain may also extend to the foot or toes depending on the location of where the sciatic nerve is being affected. (sciaticnervelegpain.info)
  • Fast natural cure for sciatic lower back pain. (sciaticnervelegpain.info)
  • Natural remedy for Sciatic back pain. (relievesciatica.info)
  • You may have spent years searching for a cure, and still remain with sciatic pain. (relievesciatica.info)
  • However, by visiting a professional chiropractor for chiropractic treatment, an individual can eliminate the pain in the sciatic nerve and begin walking proud and tall again. (sciaticnervepainrelief.info)
  • Ask anyone living with sciatic pain what that means and you'll receive different answers. (sciaticnervepaintreatment.info)
  • For the majority Living With Sciatic Pain often means: A life of pain relievers - anti-inflammatory medications, over the counter pain medications and prescription pain medications are not meant to be taken on a continuous basis and often cause more harm than good. (sciaticnervepaintreatment.info)
  • When the alternatives are surgery and stretching exercises which don't really seem to work, and in fact make the pain worse sometimes, it doesn't leave a person living with sciatic pain with much hope. (sciaticnervepaintreatment.info)
  • Peripheral neuropathy (also called diabetic nerve pain and distal. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • Examples of Neuropathic pain include: Diabetic neuropathy Sciatic pain Pain from shingles infection Trig. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • Buy Nerve Support Formula for the Nutritional Support of Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Pain Relief. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • A 40-year-old office worker suffered from unbearable sciatic pain which had li. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • A wider support is effective if the sciatic pain is higher and nearer to the waist area. (causesofsciatica.info)
  • For effective result do some simple and best exercises to relieve sciatic nerve pain. (relievesciatica.info)
  • If you or someone you know has been living with sciatic pain, stop. (painreliefforsciatica.info)
  • Surgery for sciatica might be warranted if the sciatic nerve pain is severe and has not been relieved with appropriate manual or medical treatments. (painreliefforsciatica.info)
  • Rather than live with sciatic pain, consider seeking a therapist which can diagnose the cause of your sciatica and treat your whole body rather than the symptom. (painreliefforsciatica.info)
  • 2. Sitting: Sit upright on a mat or on the floor with the legs straight in front, the feet flexed so that the heels touch the ground and the hands placed fiat on the In chronic cases of sciatic neuritis, the pain is associated with adhesion around the nerve. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • Lying, sitting and standing" is a great treatment for this condition, providing an opportunity to exercise the sciatic nerve by tightening and relaxing it and helping relieve adhesion and alleviate pain after repeated practice. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • While bed rest and staying off the back is one of the best things you can do, in terms of problems with the sciatic nerve, it is better to be safe than sorry, so those who suffer with pain should see a chiropractor. (sciaticnervelegpain.info)
  • Sciatic pain comes about either due to a traumatic event, muscle imbalances, or a combination of both. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • The event scenario is most likely the catalyst for sudden onset of sciatic pain. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • Get the facts on sciatic nerve pain that your not getting from your doctor. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • If you are not sure which one of the four is causing your sciatic pain, I recommend you start with the basics. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • Most cases of sciatic pain are caused by muscle imbalances so if you begin to work on correcting any muscle imbalances you have, you should start to see improvement right away. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • As soon as possible, you need to begin stretching and strengthening your muscles for sciatic pain relief and help prevent further problems. (helpforsciatica.info)
  • Before beginning any exercises for sciatic nerve pain, get a diagnosis from a physician such as a chiropractor. (helpforsciatica.info)
  • As anyone knows who has ever had sciatic nerve pain, it is extremely painful. (helpforsciatica.info)
  • Acupuncture is perhaps the most popular form of traditional oriental medicine, and it has proven to be quite effective for treatment of a herniated disc and the sciatic pain associated. (howtotreatsciatica.info)
  • Hence the imbalance creates a greater pull toward external rotation and the result is a tight Piriformis and an irritated sciatic nerve creating pain. (howtotreatsciatica.info)
  • The normal reaction for sufferers of a herniated disc and sciatic pain is too improve the posture and walk and site more upright. (howtotreatsciatica.info)
  • Also, many people are able to eliminate sciatic pain within days just by performing a few exercises and stretches. (howtotreatsciatica.info)
  • These are just two examples of how muscle imbalances can affect the Piriformis muscle and cause Sciatic pain. (sciaticnervepainrelief.info)
  • You may not be a runner or cyclist but I'll bet you have muscle imbalances that are causing your sciatic pain! (sciaticnervepainrelief.info)
  • However'the event will also set you up for a life time of sciatic pain if the Piriformis muscle does not recover 100% in both strength and flexibility. (sciaticnervepainrelief.info)
  • For example, while commonly recommended to people with sciatica , exercises such as hamstring stretches and the yoga position, "downward facing dog" can be beneficial as part of managing one's condition once the pain is reduced, these exercises can place tension on the sciatic nerve and aggravate an already inflamed and sensitive condition. (painreliefforsciatica.info)
  • Low back pain is often accompanied by sciatica, a disabling pain from an entangled sciatic nerve, which is typically felt in the thighs as well as lower back and buttocks. (painreliefforsciatica.info)
  • sciatic nerve neuropathy support - Damn, That Pain In My ASS! (forsciatica.info)
  • Find out what's causing your sciatic pain and learn exactly which exercises and stretches you should be doing by watching our Lose the Back Pain Video. (sciaticpainrelief.info)
  • Pain that runs along the course of the sciatic nerve is referred to by laypersons as sciatica. (forsciatica.info)
  • sciatic nerve neuropathy info - Is Spinal Stenosis the Source of Your Sciatica Pain? (reliefforsciatica.info)
  • Usually, the kind of massage you get will depend on the exact cause of your sciatic pain. (sciaticnervepaintreatment.info)
  • Even after all these treatments, for long term relief from sciatica pain, people do turn to sciatic stretches as also look for various massage techniques for sciatica . (sciaticnervepaintreatment.info)
  • A series of mutual prodrugs derived from gabapentin, pregabalin, memantine, venlafaxine were synthesized and their pharmacological properties to treat neuropathic pain were investigated in a rat model of chronic sciatic nerve constriction injury (CCI). (biomedsearch.com)
  • Therefore, the combination of metabolic testing by 18 F-FDG PET and anatomic investigations facilitated by 3.0T MRI was used to identify the origin of sciatic pain in a limited number of patients. (gehealthcare.com)
  • MRN can be used to image lesions or pathologies of the sciatic nerve associated with varying degrees of pain in the lower back, radiating to the gluteal and lower limbs on a single side, along with altered sensitivity or movement disorders. (gehealthcare.com)
  • Entrapment neuropathies and myofascial pain should also be considered in each compartment. (chiro.org)
  • Sciatica neuropathy is another long winded term for non-specific nerve pain which involves the sciatic nerve, the nerve roots which create the sciatica nerve or any of its peripheral branches. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • Neuropathy is a diagnostic description used for nerve pain anywhere in the body, as opposed to mechanical pain or other types of anatomically-motivated suffering. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • This can occur due to a disc herniation in the lower back and not cause any back pain or be due to a hip muscle known aa the pyriformis irritating the sciatic nerve which it straddles in the buttock region mimicking a disc herniation pattern. (healthtap.com)
  • Sciatic nerve pain in the foot is usually accompanied by a sharp pain in the leg. (spine-health.com)
  • Peroneal neuropathy, a condition where the peroneal nerve is compressed or injured near the knee may cause foot pain and foot drop when you try to move your foot. (spine-health.com)
  • Sciatic neuropathy or damage to the sciatic nerve in the pelvic region (hip) may cause foot pain along the top of your foot with some degree of weakness. (spine-health.com)
  • I use the patch for neuropathy from bulging disc in lower back and for sciatic pain when it flares up. (webmd.com)
  • Peripheral neuropathy sciatica is usually a pseudo-sciatica expression which can mimic traditional sciatic nerve pain. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • Vitamin-E was found to be effective in reducing pain score in diabetic neuropathy patients. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • MR imaging of pelvis for sciatic nerve plays an important role in symptomatic patients with isolated buttock pain having normal MRI lumbosacral spine. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • IntroductionPiriformis syndrome is a rare syndrome which causes severe low back pain most likely due to trapped sciatic nerve in the greater sciatic notch. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Indications include sciatica (radiating pain in the buttock, posterior thigh, and lower leg) and the physical exam finding of tenderness in the area of the sciatic notch. (wikipedia.org)
  • Post-radiation peripheral neuropathy has been reported in brachial and cervical plexuses and the femoral nerve. (biomedcentral.com)
  • All these findings suggested omitted sciatic neuropathy associated with Leriche syndrome , and the patient underwent a bilateral axillo-femoral and femoro-femoral bypass graft . (bvsalud.org)
  • At three months gestation, the femoral artery has developed completely, and the sciatic artery has regressed into segments as the popliteal and peroneal arteries. (cmaj.ca)
  • When the femoral artery fails to develop completely, the sciatic artery persists as a continuation of the internal iliac artery. (cmaj.ca)
  • Entrapment neuropathies are infrequent in children, and therefore remain unrecognized. (springer.com)
  • Despite the rarity of such cases, extensive, albeit scattered, literature has accumulated concerning entrapment neuropathies in children. (springer.com)
  • To the literature concerning entrapment neuropathies in children. (springer.com)
  • Common Entrapment Neuropathies. (medscape.com)
  • Development of entrapment neuropathies in acute stroke patients. (medscape.com)
  • In all cases, the causes of sciatic neuritis has to be distinguished from causes other than inflammation, arthritis, neuropathy, a. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • 2 similar but distinct conditions affecting the legs can arise from nerve inflammation: sciatica and peripheral neuropathy. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • Sciatica is a painful inflammation of the sciatic nerve, usually neuritis, but it may also result from pressure by tumor or inflammation of the neighboring bones, tendons or muscles, particularly by protruding intervertebral disc. (relievesciatica.info)
  • It is usually caused either by the hypertrophy or inflammation of piriformis muscle or anatomical variation and relationship of sciatic nerve to muscle fibres of piriformis.1 Piriformis syndrome was first described by Yeoman in 1928.2 The knowledge regarding this syndrome is important especially as a radiologist as being unaware of this entity leads to delayed or misdiagnosis. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • The piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle spasms and compresses the sciatic nerve. (forsciatica.info)
  • In this case, the sciatic nerve running beneath the piriformis muscle may sometimes get irritated by movement of the said muscle. (forsciatica.info)
  • Pseudo Sciatica is caused by a tightening of the Piriformis muscle on the Sciatic nerve. (reliefforsciatica.info)
  • In other cases, the fully formed sciatic nerve itself is thought to be compressed , usually by the piriformis muscle. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • MR imaging of pelvis plays an important role in such patients to see the normal anatomy of piriformis muscle and its relationship with sciatic nerve. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • MRI pelvis showed an abnormal orientation of left sciatic nerve through cleaved fibers of the piriformis muscle. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • The purpose of this case report is to show the role and importance of MR imaging for tracing sciatic nerve and its relationship to the Piriformis muscle. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Keywords: Piriformis muscle syndrome Sciatic nerve MRI. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • A case of Piriformis syndrome is presented in the neurology clinic with similar complaints secondary to abnormal course of sciatic nerve through cleaved fibres of piriformis muscle. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • This showed an abnormal orientation of sciatic nerve through cleaved/split fibers of the left piriformis muscle with normal signal intensity of sciatic nerve on T1- and T2-weighted sequences and normal surrounding structures (Figures-2a b c and d respectively). (thefreelibrary.com)
  • When the piriformis muscle shortens or spasms due to trauma or overuse, it can compress or strangle the sciatic nerve beneath the muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Piriformis syndrome occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or pinched by the piriformis muscle of the hip. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, magnetic resonance neurography is a medical imaging technique that can show the presence of irritation of the sciatic nerve at the level of the sciatic notch where the nerve passes under the piriformis muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neurography can determine whether or not a patient has a split sciatic nerve or a split piriformis muscle - this may be important in getting a good result from injections or surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vascular malformations, rare causes of sciatic neuropathy: a case series. (biomedsearch.com)
  • These abnormalities are likely to reflect pathology in sciatic and tibial nerve fibers. (highwire.org)
  • Diabetes isn't usually associated with true sciatic neuropathy . (healthtap.com)
  • EMG also is helpful in determining if the foot drop is due to an L5 radiculopathy or a sciatic lesion. (medscape.com)
  • Expression of Nrf2 Promotes Schwann Cell-Mediated Sciatic Nerve Recovery in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common complication that often remains undiagnosed until later stages. (highwire.org)
  • This led to the development of sacubitril/valsartan, a drug containing angiotensin II receptor blocker and neprilysin inhibitor that we hypothesized would be an effective treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • These preclinical studies suggest that sacubitril/valsartan may be an effective treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, but additional studies will be needed to investigate these effects further. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Given its complex etiology, a successful treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy will likely require a combination of early detection, lifestyle changes, and pharmaceutical interventions targeting the mechanisms deemed most responsible for the pathogenesis. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Reduced serum levels of folate and vitamin B12 were found in Chinese patients with T2DM and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • If other mononeuropathies with conduction blocks are found, then consideration should be made for an underlying vasculitis causing mononeuritis multiplex or possibly for hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. (medscape.com)
  • Based on the clinical findings and investigations, a diagnosis of radiation-induced injury to the sciatic nerve was made, affecting the common peroneal portion more that the tibial portion. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Involvement of the peroneal division of the sciatic nerve in the thigh or hip area is more difficult to determine clinically. (medscape.com)
  • In the thigh, the peroneal division of the sciatic nerve innervates the short head of the biceps femoris muscle, a knee flexor. (medscape.com)
  • Peroneal neuropathy from intraneural ganglia of the peroneal nerve may have various patterns: outer (epifascicular) epineurial, inner (interfascicular) epineurial, and combined outer and inner epineurial. (medscape.com)
  • Previously, we have reported that the vasopeptidase inhibitor ilepatril was an effective treatment for vascular dysfunction and peripheral neuropathy in rodent models of types 1 and 2 diabetes ( 4 - 9 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Can diabetes M2 be associated with sciatic neuropathy as a cause for damaged nerve endings? (healthtap.com)
  • Peripheral neuropathy is a devastating complication affecting ∼50% of the population with diabetes ( 1 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • 1 Diabetic neuropathy (DN) is a frequent complication of diabetes, affecting 1 to 7 million people, including 7% within 1 year of diagnosis and 50% of patients after 25 years. (ahajournals.org)
  • Together, these previous studies suggested to us the possibility that diabetic polyneuropathy results, at least in part, from attenuation of vasa nervorum, that restoration of nerve blood flow supply can mitigate neuropathy despite persistent diabetes, and that SHh can exert angiogenic effects that could mitigate DN. (ahajournals.org)
  • It simply pronounces that the sciatic nerve is theorized to be involved in the painful symptomatic expression. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • In some instances, the sciatic nerve may also be involved in the symptomatic expression through a related or unrelated process. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • Typically, lower extremity peripheral neuropathy is rated analogous to paralysis of the sciatic nerve under diagnostic code 8520. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • DTI-MRN covered proximal (sciatic nerve) and distal (tibial nerve) nerve segments of the lower extremity. (highwire.org)
  • 2 The persistent sciatic artery is particularly prone to aneurysmal degeneration, which may lead to distal ischemia, sciatic neuropathy or, uncommonly, rupture. (cmaj.ca)
  • There may be a problem where the nerve originates from the spine or somewhere along its path aka peripheral foot neuropathy. (healthfitnessseek.com)
  • The sciatic nerve starts in your low back, which is called your lumbar spine. (sciatictreatment.info)
  • Effect of gabapentin derivates on mechanical allodynia-like behaviour in a rat model of chronic sciatic constriction injury. (biomedsearch.com)
  • If more diffuse nerve abnormalities are noted, then a generalized neuropathy should be considered, especially chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy . (medscape.com)
  • Most sciatica conditions are theorized to exist due to causative problems in the spinal nerve roots prior to formation of the actual sciatic structure. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • Sciatic nerve decompression can be performed on the nerve itself or can target the spinal nerve roots that form the sciatic. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • Regardless of all this terminology, the curative statistics offered by most treatments for any type of neuropathy syndromes are usually quite poor. (sciatica-pain.org)
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical and electrophysiological findings of post-injection sciatic neuropathy. (innovativepublication.com)
  • We included 30 consecutive patients who had history of intragluteal injection and subsequently developed neuropathy and their clinical and electrophysiological examination was done. (innovativepublication.com)
  • High-field clinical scanners (3-T) and proton spin density (PD) or T2-weighted imaging sequences with fat suppression have shown an increased magnetic resonance (MR) signal in a variety of focal and nonfocal neuropathies and polyneuropathies ( 11 - 13 , 16 ). (highwire.org)
  • Also, peripheral neuropathies have a similar clinical presentation, with the greatest variability being the distribution of the nerve involved. (chiro.org)
  • Treatment of thrombosed persistent sciatic artery depends on anatomy and clinical presentation. (cmaj.ca)
  • All magnetic resonance findings were related to the presence and severity of neuropathy. (highwire.org)
  • DTI-MRN correlated closely with the severity of neuropathy, demonstrating strong associations with sciatic and tibial nerve findings. (highwire.org)

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