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will nerve damage heal itself

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 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 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 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
29 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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the type and severity of the damage.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Some do Some don't: Depends on how bad the injury to the nerve was. i would suggest you see a specialist in nerve injury to assess your healing. You need to see a Phys ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Leap
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
It will heal: Bruised muscle should heal just fine with no permanent damage.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: They can heal themselves. Sometimes you may need to use a "doughnut" , to sit on, until it heals.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
Depends: Complicated question as nerves can heal with the right energy, and nutrients and appropriate protection and use of the injured area. Best to discuss ... 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on injury: The cervical plexis can be stretched as part of the critical seconds during delivery.After the head is out, it is pulled forward & angled up or down ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Peripheral nerve dam: age may heal itself if not too severe,but it may take a year to recover.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: a tooth nerve that is sensitive to cold can heal itself. This is called reversible pulpitis. If the nerve is sensitive to,not or decay has progressed ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Pinched nerve relief: Purpose of spinal decompression is to prevent or halt nerve damage. Microdiscectomy is minimally invasive and mostly successful in hands of experience ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve injury repair: Nerves may be either peripheral or central. Those outside the brain and spinal cord generally have a coating of myelin that is sensitive to b vitamins ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Surgery complication: With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. Some of possible complications are anesthesia complications, bleeding, blood clots, lung compli ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Wrong theory: Ehlers-danlos has nothing to do with weak nerves.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Casey
43 years experience Neurosurgery
Rarely: While it is possible to pierce a nerve root directly during a spinal tap, that is quite uncommon.

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