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Can demyelinating neuropathy be caused from residual nerve damage even if the nerves are no longer being pinched?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes it can: deafferentation pain. Deafferentation refers to the partial or total loss of a sensory nerve supply to a particular body area. Normally, when the sensory supply to an area is compromised, one would expect a decrease in sensation and a loss in ability to perceive pain. However, in some cases involving nerve injury, a paradoxical condition arises. See pain management specialist.

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