Why Would One Have Peripheral Nerve Injuries?

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Your peripheral nerves are the links between your brain and spinal cord and the rest of your body. Peripheral nerves are fragile and easily damaged. A nerve injury can affect your brain's ability to communicate with your muscles and organs. Damage to the peripheral nerves is called peripheral neuropathy. You may have nerve injuries if you stretch or press on a nerve.  Injuries can also result from other health conditions that affect the nerves, such as diabetes or Guillain-Barre syndrome.
My friend was recently diagnosed with this disease. What are the possible treatment options?
Hey, there! Is it mild or serious? Treatment may vary depending on the cause and severity of your friend’s case. For mild injuries, treatment plan may include a range of non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and rehabilitation, orthotic devices and alternative therapies such as massage and acupuncture. More serious peripheral nerve trauma may require surgery, including operations such as DREZ, brachial plexus injury repair, carpal tunnel release, nerve entrapment surgery, nerve sheath or thoracic outlet syndrome procedures. Anyway, you’d better tell your friend to consult his/her doctor about more details! No hesitation is allowed!!!
Thank you for your considerate reply! I’m gonna tell him what you’ve just advised!
Uh. What kind tests did he undergo? I’ve just made an appointment with a doctor in this field cause I suspect that I might have peripheral nerve injuries. But I’m getting nervous.
Hi! It’s OK, just take it easy! Everyone gets nervous before taking tests! At first, the doctor asked him about his medical history, like what kind of accidents or surgeries he had before. And then the doctor ordered a physical and neurological exam to look for signs of a nerve injury. To make a precise diagnosis, the Dr. also conducted MRI scan and EMG. None of those mentioned above cause pain. Relax yourself before those tests and you’ll be fine.
Any obvious symptoms?
The most common sign of peripheral nerve injuries is pain. You may get burning, jabbing, sharp, freezing or throbbing sensations. Other signs and symptoms include: Lack of coordination, extreme sensitivity to touch, muscle weakness, gradual onset of numbness, and prickling or tingling sensation in the feet and hands.
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