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Nerve Injury Generally
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Depends: This would depend on the nerve that you are concerned about.Based on the type of work as a cashier, you are likely concerned about carpal tunnel syndrome.This leads to numbness and pain in the thumb, index and 3rd fingers. If it is mild, check with a hand or occupational therapist for exercises or splints that may help.If it worsens, see a neurosurgeon to discuss possible surgery to free the nerve. ...Read more
Quite difficult: The majority of injuries result in transient sensory disturbance but, in some cases, permanent abnormal sensation (paræsthesia), reduced sensation (hypoæsthesia) or, even worse, some form of unpleasant abnormal sensation (dysæsthesia) can occur.The spontaneous recovery rate for nerve injuries related to lower wisdom tooth (3rd molar) removal is quite variable ranging from 50% - 100%.Rarely. ...Read more
Absolutely: I'm not certain if you mean the pain went away for years and came back or caused pain continuously for years since the time of the injury. The latter is, unfortunately, quite common. ...Read more
How long should one wait to consider surgery to repair for an inferior alveolor nerve injury. It's been 3 1/2 months.Starting get some sensation.
Unique situation: It is terrific that you are starting to get some sensation back! you are currently under the care of an oral surgeon and/or physician, right? Follow their advice on treatment options, and seek a 2nd opinion from a local oral surgeon who can examine you if you question the treatment of your current doctors. A full hx of injury and treatment is needed for advice to be given. ...Read more
What to do if I have a nerve injury to my lingual nerve. It's not fully severed but i think it could be partially.. Can this heal naturally?
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
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