The best treatment option for you should relate to the cause of your nerve pain. In severe causes, surgery may be necessary. Oftentimes, nerve pain goes away with time and proper treatment. Visit Urgent Medical Center today to start diagnosing and treating your nerve pain.
Should I go to urgent care for numbness?
Also seek emergency medical care if your numbness is accompanied by: Weakness or paralysis. Confusion.
How do you check for nerve damage?
A nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test — also called a nerve conduction study (NCS) — measures how fast an electrical impulse moves through your nerve. NCV can identify nerve damage. During the test, your nerve is stimulated, usually with electrode patches attached to your skin.
What doctor do I see for nerve damage?
Neurologists are specialists who treat diseases of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Neurological conditions include epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease.
Should you go to the hospital for nerve damage?
Call your healthcare provider right away or go to the emergency room if you have: Sudden onset of severe pain, numbness, weakness, or paralysis of an arm or leg that does not go away. Loss of bladder or bowel control. Loss of sensation in your genital or anal regions.
When should I worry about numbness?
Go to a hospital or call your local emergency number (such as 911) if: You have weakness or are unable to move, along with numbness or tingling. Numbness or tingling occur just after a head, neck, or back injury. You cannot control the movement of an arm or a leg, or you have lost bladder or bowel control.
Is nerve damage permanent?
When a medical condition can be found and treated, your outlook may be excellent. But sometimes, nerve damage can be permanent, even if the cause is treated. Long-term (chronic) pain can be a major problem for some people. Numbness in the feet can lead to skin sores that do not heal.
How do doctors know if you have nerve damage?
Electromyography (EMG) records electrical activity in your muscles to detect nerve damage. A thin needle (electrode) is inserted into the muscle to measure electrical activity as you contract the muscle.
Is nerve damage a disability?
Is Neuropathy a Disability? Neuropathy can be considered a disability by the SSA. In order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits with neuropathy, you need to meet both the work and medical guidelines that are set by the SSA.
Can you prove nerve damage?
Objectively Documenting Nerve Damage
While the plaintiff can never establish the exact dollar value of the nerve damage pain and suffering, proving objectively that nerve damage occurred is possible. Diagnostic nerve conduction tests can show impairment of nerves.
What are the signs of nerve damage in your hands?
Damage to the nerves that control motor function can cause weakness, twitching and paralysis in the hand, wrist and arm. Sensory nerve damage symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, increased sensitivity, burning and problems positioning the hand correctly.
How long do damaged nerves take to heal?
If your nerve is bruised or traumatized but is not cut, it should recover over 6-12 weeks. A nerve that is cut will grow at 1mm per day, after about a 4 week period of ‘rest’ following your injury. Some people notice continued improvement over many months.