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Numbness and pain in the lower lip and chin post jaw surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi im a 20 yr old male
User :   i have numbness and pain in my lower lip and chin from a jaw surgery i had when i was 17
Doctor :  
User :   i know how the nerves work and regenerate and know what trauma can do to it. my surgeon said nothing was severed and that in a year it should regenerate
User :   it never did
User :   it is painful and the numbness is so irritating
User :   is there anything that can be done?
Doctor :   as you know
Doctor :  
the nerves cannot regenerate after damaged
User :   yeah but he said they werent damaged
Doctor :   get the nerve conduction study done
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it will determine whether they are damaged or not
User :   what do i do for the pain?
Doctor :   are the painkillers not effective?
User :   i dont have any
User :   the surgery was 3 years ago
Doctor :   try with tylenol the basic drug
Doctor :  
if not controlled than brufen 200 or 400 mg can be taken
Doctor :  
not to take more than 3 tabs per day

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