INFORMATION AND WHAT TO DO
The nerves in the body acts as a system that carries information between the brain and the rest of the body. Messages are sent from the brain to the muscles to make the body move. Some nerves carry information about pain, pressure, or temperature from the body to the brain. Many minuscule fibers are compacted inside each nerve to carry the information being sent. During an accident, the nerves of the body could be damaged.
Causes of Nerve Damage
Nerves can be damaged when they are applied with a lot of pressure, when they are stretched, or when they are cut. During car accidents, a person may get their nerves injured and cut. A cut to the nerve can cause it to no longer transmit messages because the message cannot jump through a gap in the nerve.
Symptoms of Nerve Damage
The signs of nerve damage can vary depending on the nerve injured, the severity of the damage, and the type of injury. Some may include:
Some other signs of nerve injury can also include: smaller muscles, change of color on the skin, the amount of sweat changes.
How to Treat Nerve Damage
Some nerve damages can get better without the need of medical help, but some damages need to be repaired.
How Long is Recovery?
The nerve fibers grow slowly during its time of recovery. It can take several months for the nerve to grow back to its original state after an injury. It can also take this long for muscles to start working well again. There might be numbness or pain during the recovery period. Physical therapy is sometimes needed after a nerve injury.