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Can nerve damage actually be repaired?

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2022 | Personal Injury |

If you suffer an injury to a nerve or a group of nerves, it can dramatically change your life. It may change your feelings and sensations, it may limit your mobility, and it may even make certain things impossible. For instance, a severe knee injury could lead to nerve damage that means your knee will never quite work the way that it did before. This can be very detrimental to your career and your enjoyment of life, especially with serious injuries.

But can you have this nerve damage repaired in some way? What are your options?

Acting quickly is usually the key

It is true that nerves sometimes become unrepairable. This often happens when people wait too long to get treatment. The faster you get the repair underway, the greater the odds that the nerve will heal and regenerate to the point that they work like they used to.

This is why getting an accurate assessment from your doctor is so important. If the doctor does not spot the nerve damage and doesn’t do anything, you may accidentally wait so long before you realize that healing isn’t happening that there is no more they can do. 

Your doctor could also mistake the nerve damage with a different type of injury and offer you treatment that doesn’t really address the root cause. Both of these things can change a nerve injury from the realm of a repairable issue to something that is going to affect the rest of your life.

If you have suffered this type of injury and it’s had a drastic impact on your life, make sure you know how to seek compensation from those who are responsible.