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Do reconnected nerves actually grow back and work?

Do reconnected nerves actually grow back and work?

Peripheral nerves: Peripheral nerves, not those in the central nervous system, can grow back and function if reconnected properly. ...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


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Do nerves really grow back? How would a nerve implant or transplant work?

Do nerves really grow back? How would a nerve implant or transplant work?

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

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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

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

Meds vs no Meds: it doesn't sound like medications will be helpful for you. Try wearing knee braces regularly(over the counter kind). You may need more physical therapy, which will require a followup with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your nerves to grow back?

Is it possible for your nerves to grow back?

Yes: Peripheral nerves grow at about a mm a day there is also evidence that nerve growth factors are responsible for neurological regeneration. ...Read more

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How long does it take the nerves to grow back after a lumbar RFA?

How long does it take the nerves to grow back after a lumbar RFA?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Do nerves that have been damaged from mrsa, abscess drained & cellulitis grow back?

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

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Is there any form of thermal ablation that is a permanent pain stop for chronic back pain or will the nerves still grow back?

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 more

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