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Often when people think about automobile accident injuries, they think about broken bones, whiplash, herniated discs, head injuries, and brain injuries. However, one of the most common types of motor vehicle-related injuries involves nerve damage. Unfortunately, nerve damage is not an injury that is easily seen during a post-accident medical examination or on an x-ray. The symptoms may not even appear for several weeks after the accident. But nerve damage can be extremely disabling and painful.
Nerves provide a useful function in the human body. The nervous system communicates between the brain and the rest of the body. Nerves transmit electrical signals from the brain to parts of the body and then back to the brain. These electrical signals support our senses and notify the brain of pain, disease, and injury. Nerve damage can cause tingling, loss of feeling, numbness, and pain. When somebody is suffering from nerve damage, they may lose their ability to walk, talk, or perform other movements, which can lower an accident victim's quality of life.
All nerves have a protective covering that insulates the nerve fibers and protects them from damage. Nerves are typically damaged when they are severed or stretched. Nerve damage disrupts the affected nerve's ability to transmit signals to and from the brain. The more substantial the nerve damage, the more substantial the symptoms will be.
Nerve damage can occur in severe motor vehicle accidents, and the cause of injury is very similar to ligament or muscle injuries. This is because car accident forces subject the body to violent movement. Nerve damage can also occur when the accident victim sustains other injuries such as broken bones, whiplash, spinal injuries, and other accident-related trauma.
Whiplash is a common injury that can cause harm to the spinal cord and nerve endings. Whiplash happens when a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, and their head snaps back and forth due to the accident forces. The violent jerking back-and-forth of the victim's neck causes the nerves to be stretched, leading to nerve tears and other tissue damage.
Blunt force trauma can also cause nerve damage. For example, a person involved in a motor vehicle accident could sustain nerve damage when their body impacts the steering wheel, windshield, door, or any other part of the motor vehicle. Impingement to limbs may also sever a nerve leading to permanent nerve damage.
Depending on which nerves have been damaged and the severity of the injury, the symptoms and severity of nerve damage will vary. Some examples of nerve damage symptoms include:
Immobility: if the connection between the brain and other parts of the body has been severed, the injury victim may not be able to use certain parts of their body.
Numbness or Loss of Feeling: when there is nerve damage, the connection between the brain and other parts of the body can be limited, resulting in a loss of feeling or numbness.
Pain: Another symptom of nerve damage is unexplained or chronic pain.
Treating nerve injuries will depend on the severity of the injury. In cases where there is minor nerve damage, medicine and physical therapy can alleviate some of the symptoms. However, it's important to understand that nerve damage cannot be cured at this time, and only some of the symptoms of nerve damage can be treated. Even if some of the nerve tissue is able to heal itself, The signal transmission between the brain and other parts of the body may be impaired indefinitely.
In cases where there is severe nerve damage, there may be an opportunity to surgically repair the nerve. The surgical procedure would involve placing micro-sutures to reconnect the nerve fibers. Since nerve fibers take a long time to heal or mend, this process could take several months or years. Once a patient has undergone surgery to repair a severed nerve, they will undergo many months or years of physical therapy.
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