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Any interference with the operation of nerves can cause such symptoms as pain, numbness or paralysis. Neuralgia is pain arising from an irritated or damaged nerve. Trapped nerve can also produce pain, numbness and tingling sensations in the part of the body supplied by the particular nerve. Compression of the median nerve at the wrist cause symptoms in the fingers, sometimes spreading up the arm. Spinal problems may irritate nerve roots causing pain in the shoulder, arm or down the back of the leg. Neuritis is inflammation of a nerve. Optic neuritis for example, inflammatin of the optic nerve which carries visual signals from the eye to the brain results in temporary deterioration of sight. Myasthinea gravis is a rare condition in which antibodies interfere with the chemical connections between nerves and muscles. The muscles feel weak and tire easily.
Pain, numbness, paralysis, tingling sensations.
A doctor may carry out nerve conduction studies by placing electrodes at different points along a nerve and measuring the passage of impulses along it. Treatment depends upon the cause. Trapped nerves can sometimes be released by steroid injections, by surgery or by traction.
The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info