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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Facial nerve: Unless the nerve was severely damaged by injury or surgery, the facial nerve inflammation and facial paralysis often recovers in time. It may take a f ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: If the damage does not cause the nerve to be completely cut, then healing can occur. If a nerve has been cut, it will need to be reconnected in order ... Read More
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Some types: Some types of nerve injury can heal. For example a bruised nerve or compressed nerve can heal with time or relief of the compression. A nerve that has ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
40 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve damage heal: There are different type of nerve damage. If it is just demyelinating injury (damage the peel of nerve), it would need a few weeks to heal after the e ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: If the nerve damage is to skin and muscle the nerve may take a long time to regrow. Sometimes numbeness or neuropathic (nerve related) pain may take ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
54 years experience Neurology
The : The treatment of nerve damage depends on just what the damage is. If a nerve is severed the treatment would most likely be surgical. If nerve damage i ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the type and severity of the damage.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Variable: If the nerve is cut and repaired at the original surgery, the prognosis is usually good, but recovery can take about one year. This is because the ner ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe, maybe not: Nerve pain from sciatica almost always (over 90%) heals itself. Nerve damage is less predictable. Some nerve damage is reversible, but the healing p ... Read More
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Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
B12 nerve damage: Healing of nerves after vitamin B12 deficiency takes different amounts of time, depending on how severe and how long lasting the deficiency was. Nerv ... Read More
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