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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 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 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.
Dr. Edward Shin
Pain Management 30 years experience
Nerve pain: You must be treated by a neurologist or pain physician. Do your best to try non-addictive pills first. Pain medicines, opioids, should be back up medicines and not your first choice.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

Can nerve damage heal?

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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 to grow. Nerve grows about 1 mm/day, so depending on where the injury is, it may take over a year for recovery. It is difficult after a nerve is cut to get 100% recovery, but some return of sensation can be expected after repair.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Doctors, please help me! (nerve damage?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Etiology: First find out why it is happening. There could be many reasons such as secondary to a disease like diabetes, a lack of a specific protein, a herniated disc in your back, a nutitional deficiency, an injury. First you need to find out why you got it and then you can move on from there.
Iva, SC
A 48-year-old female asked:

Can nerve damage reverse itself?

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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 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.
Bangor, PA
A 28-year-old female asked:

Can an ER diagnose nerve damage?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Definitely,: Er doctors and any doctor in general are trained to diagnosed nerve damage by providing complete neurologic examination. They also can request a consultation with a neurologist if needed. Take care.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Why TMJ can cause nerve damage?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not so: TMJ may cause nerve damage but that is not a usual manifestation of this disorder. Surgery for TMJ can result in nerve injury.

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