Nerve damage is a leading cause of pain and suffering if you have been injured in an accident involving back or neck injuries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Unfortunately, nerve damage and nerve injuries are often permanent. Neurologists are the primary doctors that diagnose and recommend treatment for nerve injuries in Bucks County, Mercer County, and Philadelphia.
Nerve damage is usually permanent. Find out the ways to treat your nerve injuries.
Nerve injuries are usually caused by compression on the spine as a result of a traumatic injury such as a car accident, truck accident, ormotorcycle accident. The bones of the spine, known as vertebrae, are separated by spinal discs. Nerve endings are nerves that come out of the spinal cord and communicate with the rest of the body. When the spine, including the vertebrae, is quickly and forcefully shifted due to the extreme forces of a car accident, the spinal discs become misshapen and press on the nerve endings causing pain and interference with the electrical messages coming from the brain, down the spinal cord to each individual body part.
Damage to the nerves coming out of the spinal cord (nerve endings) usually results in pain traveling down the arms or legs to the hands, fingers, feet and toes. Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet are also signs of nerve damage. The medical term for this type of interference is called a radiculopathy. Radiculopathy is diagnosed clinically by an injured person’s symptoms and certain tests performed by orthopedic doctors and neurologists. EMG tests and nerve conduction tests are medical tests used to diagnose nerve damage by measuring the speed and other factors of electrical impulses, which are sent by a machine though the body by the neurologist.
Once nerve damage is diagnosed by a neurologist, he or she will recommend a course of medical treatment to alleviate the symptoms caused by the nerve damage. Physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, and injections into the site of the nerve damage are commonly prescribed to treat nerve damage caused by a car accident.
If you are looking for information on finding a good neurologist or orthopedic doctor to evaluate your Pennsylvania or New Jersey nerve damage injury, contact us for more information. In our Bucks County, Mercer County, and Philadelphia personal injury practice, we have worked with many talented doctors who are comfortable working with injured accident victims. Take action now before your spine injuries take over your life. Schedule a free consultation with us to learn more about recovering monetary compensation for your nerve damage.