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Nerve damage

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
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
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shinanswered
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
No: If the nerve is simply bruised, then the nerve damage may improve with time alone. However, nerve lacerations or direct injuries often require surgica... Read More
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Sometimes: A broad question, because there are many ways a nerve can be damaged: compression (carpal tunnel), crush, cut, etc. A "bruised" nerve can heal itself;... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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not really: An EMG is the best test for nerve damage. The MRI can show evidence of compression or damage but cannot quantitate it or really confirm its extent. In... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Variable: Generically, if only the coverings of a nerve are involved (myelin), and healing begins, it will take about 4 weeks. If the central portion of the ne... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Very permanent: Your question is not open to an answer because you offer no specifics. What nerve? How severe is the involvement?
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Nerve injury: An examination would be the place to start. If there is evidence of a nerve problem it could be further evaluated as to extent of injury with electro ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes and no: A severed or ruptured nerve theoretically can be repaired surgically, but that does not guarantee complete healing and normal function. Nerves do hav... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Feliz
Pain Management 31 years experience
Nerve damage: Nerve damage most often leads to either burning pain, weakness and numbness. The most important thing to do is to try to identify the cause of the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Evaluation soon: Nerve damage is often a term i hear in clinic but does not necessarily mean permanent damage. If the decreased nerve function is caused by compression... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Traditional Chinese : With complete damage or loss of function, probably not.

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