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Can nerve damage heal?

Can nerve damage heal?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Can penile nerve damage heal itself as I was slight. rough with penis & the symptoms include pain,loss of penile senstivity,burn. I hav. Left it alone?

Can penile nerve damage heal itself as I was slight. rough with penis & the symptoms include pain,loss of penile senstivity,burn. I hav. Left it alone?

Here are some ...: The most reasonable thing to do now is, as you mentioned, leave it alone & avoid further "misuse / abuse to the penis form sex obsession if any. If not getting better slowly/surely day by day over the coming 2 weeks or instead, getting worse, see Doc timely. Of course, don't forget practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence as foundation of healthcare no matter who, what, & how.. ...Read more

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How long takes a alveolar nerve damage to heal?

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 etiology removal. If axonal damage, the nerve need regrowth from spine about 2-3 mm per day if the pathway soft tissue (frame of nerve) is still intact. It is almost impossible to full recovery nerve function if both axon and frame are messed up. ...Read more

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What is the best method to heal nerve damage in my wrist?

What is the best method to heal nerve damage in my wrist?

Surgery: Best option is surgery if you have not had symptoms for long time. Time damages the nerve and once the nerve is liberated it starts to heal, to a certain degree depending upon the damaged he endured while trapped in the wrist. ...Read more

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Does it take a long time for vats-related nerve damage to heal?

It can: Although vats incisions are small, they still require cutting through skin, tissue and possibly nerves. This may lead to chronic numbness or even pain. Nerves grow back 1mm per day. ...Read more

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What is the best what to heal nerve damage? Nutrition, heat ? New techniques? Has va insurance

May depend: Specifically what nerve/s and how damaged but the va should at least help with assessing if B12 or other nutritional issues. There are newer techniques like nerve stimulation or treatment with pemf and microcurrent that could help but will not likely be available through the va. Discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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Obturator nerve damage, how long to heal?

Obturator nerve damage, how long to heal?

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 nerve regenerates only about one inch per month. Alternatively, if the extent of damage is uncertain after the original surgery, physical therapy is prescribed for three months. ...Read more

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How long does nerve damage from B12 defeciancy take to heal?

B12 nerve damage: Healing of nerves after vitamin B12 deficiency takes different amounts of time, depending on how severe and how long lasting the deficiency was. Nerves also heal slowly. They do not heal until after the B12 level is restored to normal. In my experience, recovery takes 2-3 months, although I have seen it take 12 months, and sometimes healing is not complete. Most cases have a good outcome. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to help heal peripheral nerve damage?

Is there anything you can do to help heal peripheral nerve damage?

Really general: In some situations - acupuncture can help with some types of peripheral nerve damage. This is just such a broad question that it is difficult to respond to. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more