Sports injuries, work injuries, auto accidents, repetitive motion injuries can cause nerve damage**
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.
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 grow along its reconnected sheath and eventually make 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 treatments.
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None of the various neuropathy treatments will build healthy nerves. You can cover up the symptoms and you can increase circulation and you can make a person feel less pain, etc., but if you build healthy nerves, there will not be any symptoms (healthy nerves don’t hurt, tingle, burn, are not numb, etc.) and the relief will be lasting.
Restoring Nerve Heatlh*
Healthy sensory nerves mean that they are not painful. Healthy nerves mean that they communicate and don’t send wrong signals such as burning, hot and cold, tingling when there is no reason for it. Healthy motor nerves mean that they relay messages from the brain to the muscle so that they move correctly. Nerves need to be healthy to function properly.
The body needs specific nutrients (vitamins) to be able to build healthy nerves.
It may not give immediate relief (although many do feel changes in the first week) as the vitamins are working at a cellular level, but it does address the actual problem, builds healthy nerves and brings lasting relief.
(For temporary relief while building healthy nerves, go to Pain Relief Formula)
What can be done for lasting relief?
Find out how to Build Healthy Nerves
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