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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
19 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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Very permanent: Your question is not open to an answer because you offer no specifics. What nerve? How severe is the involvement?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Narmo Ortiz
26 years experience Podiatry
Nerve damage?: Please consult with your primary care physician or a neurologist for a thorough exam.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Feliz
30 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
20 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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