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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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I have some nerve damage in my right hand after a stroke.

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I have some nerve damage in my right hand after a stroke. Will anything help ease the condition
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 4 years ago.

Is this pain, or numbness in the hand?

Or something else?

How long ago was the stroke?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

numbness about 2 tears ago

Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 4 years ago.


Well, unfortunately, there are limited things that can be done for many of these issues after a stroke.

Typically, we would hope that the area of numbness in the hand would decrease with time, as a part of the stroke "heals" itself, but we know that because of the stroke, there is a part of the brain that becomes irreversibly injured, and in your case, this must be the area that dealt with the sensation to the hand.

Some medications can help to "deaden" the abnormal sensations, such as gabapentin, or Lyrica, or Cymbalta - and so if one is not working, your doctor can try another. But unfortunately, there is no medication that will help to regrow nerves, or make a significant improvement in the symptoms this far after a stroke.

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