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A 66-year-old female asked:

I have nerve damaged arm from an accident 16 years ago (injury to back near shoulder). 8 weeks ago someone accidently caused a nerve compression injury on that arm. will it likely heal and, if so, what symptoms indicate healing?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
The neurological system within the body has a significant amount of plasticity (meaning it can get most functioning back after a minor accident). It is difficult to predict your healing pattern without a more thorough history of your previous injury, your current symptoms and any neurological studies in your past.
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Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 41 years experience
You healed, and likely to heal again and probably already healing as you would notice less pain or other symptoms that you are currently experiencing. Gentle movement rather than abrupt should help.
Jun 25, 2022
Last updated Jun 25, 2022


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