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how long for bruised nerve to heal

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Need Clarification: What does bruised nerve means. Did you fall? Is there sciatic nerve impingement?

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience Dentistry
Healing time varies: Healing speed after injury to either the lingual or the inferior alveolar nerve varies depending on the severity of the damage. It may take anywhere f ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It varies: Anywhere from just a few weeks to as long as 6 months or more in some instances. It is important to have a fairly detailed sensory examination after ... Read More
Dr. James Hargan
22 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies a lot: Could be a few weeks to a few months. In general, nerves are the slowest healing tissues in our bodies.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It varies somewhat, but in general a pinched nerve cause pain at the site it is pinched to a variable degree and then pain along the specific distribu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
weeks to months: A few weeks to a few months. After that, you need to be thinking it is not going to get better by itself. If so it would need a root canal.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bruised Nerve: From personal experience this could take weeks to years depending on how severe the nerve was injured.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Is the bruised nerve in the wrist, hand, or finger? As a general rule of thumb (no pun intended), the closer the injury is to the tips of the fingers, ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Depends: Damage to the nerve can recover within a few weeks if the problem requires simple localized re-myelination of the nerve sheath. If the nerve axon was ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Mes
Dr. Louis Mes answered
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
Three to Four Weeks.: A bruise and its accompanying discoloration is the result of bleeding into injured tissue. The body the breaks down the blood into iron and other comp ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
2 weeks: Unless fractured then longer
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