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Neuropathy (nerve damage) Caused by Trauma
Work Injuries, auto accidents, repetitive motion
injuries that cause nerve damage
How it happens? What can be done for
Trauma whether by a physical Injury or surgery is a common cause
of neuropathy, nerve damage.
Trauma - Physical Injuries are the most
common cause of injury to a nerve.
Injury or sudden trauma, such
as from automobile accidents, falls, sports-related activities.
etc., can cause nerves to be partially or completely
severed, crushed, compressed, or stretched, sometimes so
forcefully that they are partially or completely detached from the
this trauma of injuries damage the nerves
Broken or dislocated bones can exert damaging pressure on
neighboring nerves, and slipped disks between vertebrae can
compress nerve fibers where they emerge from the spinal cord.
can cause pressure neuropathy.
This is "pinching" a nerve by putting too much
pressure on it.. For example, the sciatic nerve may be
painfully compressed by a ruptured disc in the lower
spine, causing sciatica. Pressure neuropathy is also
neuropathy (neuralgia, neuritis, pinched or trapped
nerve) is caused by physical compression or irritation
of major nerve trunks and peripheral nerves, producing
distant nerve pain symptoms. Certain sites in the body
are more likely to produce nerve entrapment because of
anatomical vulnerability that can be created by
Repetitive stress - frequently
leads to entrapment neuropathies, a special category
of compression injury. Carpal tunnel syndrome is
an example of repetitive stress.
Cumulative damage can result from repetitive,
forceful, awkward activities that require flexing of
any group of joints for prolonged periods. The
resulting irritation may cause ligaments, tendons, and
muscles to become inflamed and swollen, constricting
the narrow passageways through which some nerves
neuropathy - pressure on an area can result in an
inability to transmit nerve impulses because
compression has damaged nerve fibers either directly,
or indirectly by restricting their supply of
Trauma that causes severe muscle injuries can compress nerve. .It all
depends on the nerve compressed.
Surgeries can damage or
completely sever a nerve creating the trauma that
results in the pain of nerve damage or neuropathy. For
surgery created trauma Neuropathy - See Neuropathy
Stun guns are designed to incapacitate individuals
for short periods of time so that they can be
apprehended. Unfortunately, some individuals have
adverse reactions to these devices, especially when
they are misused. Some
injuries that can result include electric burns, heart
palpitations, cardiac arrest and nerve damage.
Gunshot wounds can range from minor, superficial
skin wounds to major organ injury and death. A bullet
wound can tear tendon, muscle, or nerve The
severity of a gunshot wound is based on the location
of injury and the type of weapon used. Even
after the wound is healed, there may be significant
Per "The Body
Electric" by Robert O. Becker, M.D. and Gary
Selden "Peripheral nerve fibers can regrow -
otherwise we'd lose sensation whenever we cut a
finger." "The peripheral nerve's cell
body survives, safe in the cord or brain, and the cut
end of the attached part of the fiber is sealed off.
.... and begins to grow toward the proximal fiber (the
one nearer the center of the body)....... they are
growing across the chasm. When these cells
meet, the nerve fibers grows along its reconnected sheath
and eventually makes contact with the same terminals
it originally served. These
cells "can cross large gaps"..... It
can close a gap of 1 centimeter.
What can you do about this nerve damage?
Natural Neuropathy Pain Treatment:
There are various treatments for neuropathy (nerve
damage) To learn more and also read about the
available treatments, go to Neuropathy
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Healthy nerves do
* Tingle or create numbness in the fingers, toes or legs.
* Have the feeling of cold, of burning or pain in the hands, feet or legs.
* Have Extreme sensitivity to touch, even a light touch.
* Does not have Sharp pains or cramps, stabbing and shocks, shooting pain
* Create Loss of balance and coordination. (ataxia)
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