[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Neurology and Neurosurgery Forum ] [ FAQ ]
Posted by CCF Neurosurgery MD on October 22, 1997 at 10:33:48:
In Reply to: Schwanoma - Nerve Damage After Removal posted by CherylH on October 16, 1997 at 15:49:02:
: Since removal of schwanoma (spelling?) in 1992 I have experienced a tingling in my leg which nevcer goes away. I realize there has been nerve damage, but I wondered if there was anything I could do about it? I already exercise daily and do strength training 2x/week. I also experience extreme crapping on an occasional basis which I manage by deep massage and toleration! Thanking you in advance for your response. Cheryl
Sensory changes after surgery such as you had are usually the last thing
to get better. There is often some degree of damage to the nerves when
performing surgery for schwannomas as they are tightly wrapped around the
nerves. Usually pain is the first to go away, then motor function returns
(if initially impaired) followed by sensory symptoms.
There are no specific medications to treat numbness and tingling. The best
therapy is time and patience.
Incidentally, you were probably talking about extreme cramping in your leg
rather than extreme crapping. Your missed stroke on the keyboard was pretty
comical in any event.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.