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A 48-year-old female asked:

Can nerve damage reverse itself?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 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 nerve fibre is involved (axon), recovery is the speed of finger nail growth (.1 mm daily). Depends on location, causation, and whether successful treatment is available.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What should I do about the nerve damage?

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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Hand Surgery 15 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 then surgical treatment is usually indicated to relieve the pressure and allow the nerve to regain function. There are also some nutritional products that have been proven to help such as methylcobalamin, acetyl l carnitine, r Alpha lipoid acid, etc.

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