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June 3, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
Doctors plan to conduct a test next week to see if nerve damage might be responsible for weakness in the right shoulder of closer Jeff Shaw. After Angel closer Troy Percival experienced similar weakness in 1997, an EMG test revealed nerve damage to his shoulder. Percival did not require surgery, but he was sidelined six weeks for rest and strengthening exercises.
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March 30, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol completed some cardio work in the morning but will not play against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening. He will miss his fourth game because of vertigo. "Better, but he looks a little loopy," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Sunday morning after the team's shoot-around. "I don't think he'll be able to play today. " Xavier Henry will miss his second game since his right knee flared up. He missed about two months earlier this season because of a bone bruise and cartilage abnormality in the knee.
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October 11, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Dwight Howard's back was hurting last season. Badly. Then something else happened: He couldn't feel his left leg. "What a lot of people don't know is when I hurt my back, it affected my nerves to the point where my whole left leg just went dead basically," the Lakers center said Thursday. "I couldn't do a calf raise. " After undergoing surgery in April for a herniated disk, Howard said it took about two months before he could lift his calf off the ground. He was told he would recover fully in about five months but received solid feedback in August.
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March 22, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
It will sound familiar to Lakers fans. Steve Nash is a game-time decision Sunday against the Orlando Magic because of recurring nerve damage in his back that presents itself as weakness in his hamstrings. Nash, who turned 40 last month, had 11 assists in 19 minutes Friday in the Lakers' 117-107 loss to Washington. He also had five points and took four rebounds but had to leave with 2:14 to go when his irritated nerve acted up. "It's the same problem he's had," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Saturday.
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August 9, 1987 | DELTHIA RICKS, United Press International
Grocery store clerks may have more than bruised fruit on their minds now that a study has demonstrated that repeated hand motions at the checkout counter could cause nerve damage to their fingers. Dr. Linda Rosenstock of the occupational medicine program at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle said recently that checkers may suffer nerve damage as a result of their repeated grasping, flexing and extending the wrist.
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July 4, 2005 | Linda Marsa, Special to The Times
One of the more serious complications of diabetes is a disabling condition called diabetic neuropathy. Because people with diabetes have excessive levels of blood sugar, nerves can become damaged, causing sharp pain that disturbs sleep, numbness in the hands or feet, digestive problems, ulcerations that can lead to foot amputations, and even sudden death if the nerves to the heart are affected.
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October 11, 1993 | From Associated Press
Charles Barkley, who collapsed during wind sprints when his legs went numb, received an encouraging medical report Sunday night after a battery of tests and may return to training camp today. Jerry Colangelo, president of the Phoenix Suns, said a magnetic resonance imaging, CAT-scan and neurological exam revealed that Barkley, who collapsed Saturday night, sustained no nerve damage. Barkley will not need surgery, but will have to reduce his workouts.
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January 31, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Clippers forward Craig Smith , who hasn't played since Dec. 18, should get a good read on his progress when he visits the doctor Wednesday. Smith suffered a herniated disk in his lower back and nerve damage in his right leg, which required an epidural. If all is deemed to be going well, Smith won't require more drastic measures. "The way I'm feeling, I feel close," he said Monday before the Clippers played Milwaukee at Staples Center. "Hopefully, no surgery. I don't wish that on anybody.
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November 9, 2012 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
A jury this week found that a Los Angeles police officer used excessive force when he handcuffed a partially paralyzed man tightly enough to cause nerve damage to the man's wrist. Allen Harris, 56, was awarded nearly $1.6 million Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court for his injuries, marking the latest in a long string of seven-figure verdicts against the Los Angeles Police Department for officer misconduct. On Thursday, the jury returned to court and took the somewhat unusual step of ordering the accused officer, Alex Tellez, to pay an additional $90,000 himself after finding "clear and convincing evidence" that he acted maliciously toward Harris, according to court records.
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December 8, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
One-half of the Lakers' 30-something backcourt returned to action Sunday. But what about Steve Nash ? "I don't know," the injury-riddled point guard said several hours before Kobe Bryant played against Toronto. "I had three good days of practice and I could play right now, but we don't really have any confidence that it's sustainable. Instead of playing, missing a few weeks, playing, missing a few weeks … try to get to a place where I could play and sustain it. We don't know when that is right now. " Nash has played in only six games this season, sidelined since Nov. 10 because of nerve damage in his back.
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February 10, 2014 | Mike Bresnahan
Of course it had to happen like this. Steve Nash. Freak injury. Leaving a game in the third quarter. The latest piece of an incomprehensible Lakers puzzle was tossed off the table Sunday when Nash exited early in a 92-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Nash experienced nerve irritation in his left knee, the same place where he sustained a fracture last season. He later said the nerve was "on fire" when he was kneed by Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich, but he stayed in the game for about four minutes.
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December 8, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
One-half of the Lakers' 30-something backcourt returned to action Sunday. But what about Steve Nash ? "I don't know," the injury-riddled point guard said several hours before Kobe Bryant played against Toronto. "I had three good days of practice and I could play right now, but we don't really have any confidence that it's sustainable. Instead of playing, missing a few weeks, playing, missing a few weeks … try to get to a place where I could play and sustain it. We don't know when that is right now. " Nash has played in only six games this season, sidelined since Nov. 10 because of nerve damage in his back.
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November 22, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
  Steve Nash doesn't know when he'll come back, how he'll feel or whether he can be an effective player again. There is one certainty for the Lakers point guard: He's not contemplating retirement because of persistent back pain that has sidelined him for nearly two weeks. "No, not at all," Nash said Friday of rumors he is considering calling it a career long before his contract expires at the end of next season. "I don't know where that came from. "For me, I realize I have about 18 months left of basketball and I want the most out of this that I can possibly get and I don't know if that's going to be one game or the vast majority of what's left, but I have a long life without basketball, so I don't want to give in too soon.
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September 28, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
It's a line Steve Nash would rather leave off a resume that includes two most-valuable-player awards, 10,249 assists and a record 90.4% accuracy on free throws. He's now the oldest player in the NBA. "It's not a privilege I ever really dreamed about," the 39-year-old said Saturday while encircled by reporters during Lakers media day. "It's pretty strange and I guess surreal in a way. " PHOTOS: Lakers Media Day That would make it like everything else Nash has experienced since becoming a Laker.
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April 10, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
  PORTLAND, Ore. - If you had to trace the arc of Steve Nash's season of disappointment, you would start here. His tenure as a Laker wasn't even a game and a half old when Portland's Damian Lillard kneed the veteran point guard in the left leg on Halloween night, giving Nash's teammates a major scare. Nash was expected to miss only about a week because of a small fracture in his left leg but in fact sat out nearly two months after developing nerve damage. It was emblematic of a season of unforeseen complications that preceded Nash's return to the Rose Garden on Wednesday night.
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March 21, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
For those who need further evidence that you can't believe everything you see on TV, along comes the tale of a New Jersey man who says he sustained third-degree burns on his feet after following an insomnia remedy touted by Dr. Mehmet Oz on his daytime talk show. The remedy was a “heated rice footsie,” which the show's website describes like this: “Simply pour rice into your socks, heat them in the microwave until they're warm, then wear the socks for up to 20 minutes while lying in bed.” What good would that do, you ask?
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November 17, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
So much for Brady Hoke just being a nice guy. There was speculation the Michigan coach would allow quarterback Denard Robinson to take the field for one final play as the Wolverines played host to Iowa at the Big House on Senior Day. Robinson has been the face - and the arm and the legs - of Michigan football for four years, but he'd sat out the previous 21/2 games after suffering nerve damage in his right (throwing) elbow. So Hoke, the thinking was, would be making a nice gesture.
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April 18, 1989
The painful nerve damage that troubles many AIDS patients may stem from the body attacking itself rather than a direct assault by the AIDS virus, researchers said in a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Chicago. Doctors from UC San Francisco said their research suggests the AIDS virus somehow triggers a patient's immune system to produce antibodies that attack peripheral nerve tissue. Normally, antibodies search out and destroy only objects foreign to the body, such as bacteria.
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November 17, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
So much for Brady Hoke just being a nice guy. There was speculation the Michigan coach would allow quarterback Denard Robinson to take the field for one final play as the Wolverines played host to Iowa at the Big House on Senior Day. Robinson has been the face - and the arm and the legs - of Michigan football for four years, but he'd sat out the previous 21/2 games after suffering nerve damage in his right (throwing) elbow. So Hoke, the thinking was, would be making a nice gesture.
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November 9, 2012 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
A jury this week found that a Los Angeles police officer used excessive force when he handcuffed a partially paralyzed man tightly enough to cause nerve damage to the man's wrist. Allen Harris, 56, was awarded nearly $1.6 million Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court for his injuries, marking the latest in a long string of seven-figure verdicts against the Los Angeles Police Department for officer misconduct. On Thursday, the jury returned to court and took the somewhat unusual step of ordering the accused officer, Alex Tellez, to pay an additional $90,000 himself after finding "clear and convincing evidence" that he acted maliciously toward Harris, according to court records.
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