nerve damage

What are the complications from nerve damage?

Our nervous system has a part in absolutely everything that our body does, from regulating breathing to controlling our muscles. There are 3 types of nerves in the body:

  • Automatic nerves: These controls involuntary or partially voluntary activities in your body, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and body temperature regulation.
  • Motor nerves: Control movement passing information from the spinal cord from the brain to the muscles.
  • Sensory Nerves: These control movement and actions, passing information from the skin and muscles back to the spinal cord and brain, these allow you to feel pain and other sensations.

There is a range of injuries or complications that individuals can experience resulting in nerve damage and nerve pain.

What causes nerve damage?

There are over 100 types of nerve damage that individuals can experience, various types have different symptoms and may require different treatment the most common types of peripheral nerve injuries include:

  • Stretch related injuries: When traction strength is too strong injury may occur, very strong traction can result in tears.
  • Lacerations: Which are cuts by blades, most commonly during medical procedures or accidents.
  • Compressions: When the body is compressed, either when the patient is in the incorrect position during treatment.

Peripheral Neurotherapy

This develops when the nerves in the body’s extremities, such as hands, feet and arms are damaged. Your peripheral nervous system sends information from the brain to the spinal cord directly and to the rest of your body. Peripheral nerves also send sensory information to the central nervous system.

During medical malpractice, nerve damage can be caused by a range of reasons:

  • Pressure on the nerves from improper positioning of the patient.
  • Direct damage to the nerve from surgery.
  • Accidental injection of certain drugs into or near to the nerve, such as steroids and antibiotics.
  • Side effects of drugs and substances.
  • Infectious diseases from negligent treatment and infection occurring.

There can be other ways during medical procedures that nerve injury can occur. If you have suffered nerve injury or damage, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side.

Complications from nerve damage

There is a range of things that individuals usually experience when experiencing nerve damage such as:

  • Pain or tingling or loss of sensation
  • Loss of balance and weakness

However, these symptoms may vary and if you would like to find out more about symptoms of nerve damage read the Nerve Damage page.

The complications from peripheral neuropathy can vary depending on the underlying causes of what could have caused the issue. However, if the nerve has been severely damaged it is sometimes hard to restore it to how it was before the injury, the most severe complications can even lead to paralysis and fatality.

How we can help

Here at Solicitors On Your Side, we understand that experiencing any form of medical negligence can be an extremely traumatising and stressful experience. Therefore, we will try to give you the highest possible compensation for your case and enable you to come out with the best possible outcome.

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