Florida Pain Medicine
Pain Management Physicians located in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, and Brandon, FL
The human body’s nervous system is an incredibly vast and complicated network that includes between 90,000 and 100,000 miles of neural pathways throughout your body. When a nerve injury strikes, the disruption can have a widespread effect. The doctors at Florida Pain Medicine understand the nervous system and work with patients in Brandon, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida, to diagnose and treat nerve injuries of all kinds. To learn more, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
Nerve Injuries Q & A
What are the Most Common Nerve Injuries?
Your central nervous system in your brain and spinal cord branches out and reaches every square inch of your body through your peripheral nerves, where most nerve injuries occur.
Any time you cut or burn yourself, you damage the tiny nerves in the affected area. For the most part, these neural pathways recover and grow back very quickly. With larger injuries, however, the damage can be far more significant, causing chronic and serious problems with function and pain.
There are almost countless ways you can injure or damage your nerves, but the most common are:
- Injuries, such as deep lacerations and fractures that sever your nerves
- Systemic conditions, such as diabetes or fibromyalgia
- Compression issues, such as a herniated disc or tennis elbow
- Crushed nerves due to trauma
What are the Symptoms of a Nerve Injury?
Typical symptoms of a nerve injury include:
- Loss of sensation or numbness
These symptoms can range in severity, but if you’re experiencing any of the above, see a doctor before the injury leads to irreparable nerve damage.
How are Nerve Injuries Diagnosed?
The doctors at Florida Pain Medicine have a number of tools that help diagnose nerve injuries. To start, they investigate your symptoms, review your medical history, and perform a physical evaluation.
To gain a better understanding of what’s happening on the inside, your doctor may also use diagnostic imaging and electrodiagnostic testing.
Once they zero in on your problem, they recommend a treatment plan that’s best for your condition and goals.
How are Nerve Injuries Treated?
As an interventional pain management specialist, your doctor has a number of treatment options, including:
- Epidural injections
- Steroid injections
- Selective epidural and root blocks
- Peripheral nerve blocks
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Surgical recommendations to repair the nerve
How your doctor treats your nerve injury depends entirely upon the nature of the problem. In every case, your doctor’s goal is to relieve your symptoms, but how they approach that is dictated by the underlying issue.
If you’re suffering from a nerve injury, call Florida Pain Medicine, or fill out the form online to schedule an appointment.
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