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Do Reconnected Nerves Actually Grow Back And Work
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
Yes: Nerves that are reconnected grow together very slowly. In vca transplants (vascularized composite allografts) i.e. Hand transplants. The nerves are spliced with micro-surgical techniques and they take months to heal. Real function only returns with therapy and time. ...Read more
I had a bilateral release on my knee over 3 yrs ago, its still sore, anything i can take that will help the nerves grow back faster?cant work cause of
Healing time 4 nerve: An RFA is a radio-frequency ablation, meaning the nerves may not grow back after such a procedure. Keep in mind that a nerve may "heal" about 1 cm (0.4 inches) per month. Sometimes we give healing about 6-18 months to occur before we determine a nerve may not heal afterwards. ...Read more
How long does it take for nerves to grow back from a bilateral release on knee? Had one a yr and 5 months ago, my knee has been feeling better lately
Patience!: First the good news: peripheral nerves are capable of growth and repair even after being severed. However, the process is very slow and is often incomplete. They grow at a rate of 1 mm a day, or about an inch a month or a foot per year. There is nothing that will make the nerves grow faster. Good luck! ...Read more
Had a bilateral release on my knee 3 yrs ago in march, how long does it take for the nerves to grow back,im starting to feel better lately,is that why?
Nerve injury: The peripheral nerves near the kneecap can sometimes be cut during surgery, which may be unavoidable. This commonly leads to an area of numbness over the front of the knee. That area usually shrinks with time, but may be permanently numb. After 3 years, it is unlikely to change significantly. ...Read more
Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to three months. The recovery will be complete with no lasting muscle or sensory problems. A second-degree injury, or axonotmesis, also will recover completely; however, the recovery will take much longer than with a first-degree injury. ...Read more
Do nerves grow back after surgery? I had mpfl reconstruction and my knee is numb between the incisions.
Yes, they do.: Give it some time, and it will go away. ...Read more
Is there any form of thermal ablation that is a permanent pain stop for chronic back pain or will the nerves still grow back?
Nothing Permanent: Usually RFA lasts at least 12-18 months on average. Some people can get less relief if nerves re-grow sooner. In my patient base most people will come back for repeat treatments at around 12-15 months. Some of my patients have had multiple years of relief. Sometimes after the 2nd or 3rd treatment the nerves grow back slower. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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