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Sensory nerve damage after jaw surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you
User :   i had jaw surgery over 2 years ago, and the feeling has still not come back to my chin and lower lip. Not only is the feeling not coming back, but i get pain in the area
User :   my oral surgeon said nothing was severed or anything
User :   but i have lost hope in regaining the feeling
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
I will help you in this
User :   is there anything that can be done. acupuncture? pain meds?
Doctor :  
Can i ask few questions ?
User :   sure
Doctor :   Since how long do you have this problem
User :   been 2 years
User :   im 19/f
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
did you get any surgery done
User :   yes i did
User :   jaw surgery
User :   i know this nerve damage may be permanent
Doctor :  
User :   but what can i do for the pain?
Doctor :  
do you have any weakness
User :   no
User :   mostly only the sensory nerve was damaged
Doctor :  
do you have increased sweating
User :   no
Doctor :  
any tingling or numbness
User :   yeah

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