Neuropathy (nerve damage) Caused by Trauma

Sports Injuries, work Injuries, auto accidents, repetitive motion injuries can cause nerve damage

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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 spinal cord. 

How can 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.

Trauma 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 called nerve compression. 

Entrapment 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 trauma.

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 pass.

Compression 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 oxygen. 

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 from Surgery

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 nerve damage. 

Severed Nerves

Per “The Body Electric” by Robert O. Becker, M.D. and Gary Selden “T”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


What can be done for relief?

We always recommend you take the approach of building health – and nerves are no different.

Find out about Building Healthy Nerves

Healthy nerves do not:

* 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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