It’s important to get medical care for a peripheral nerve injury as soon as possible because timely diagnosis and treatment can prevent future complications. However, whether or not the injury is recent, the team at Oklahoma Pain Management can help.
What is a peripheral nerve injury?
The fragile peripheral nerves link your central nervous system, your brain and spinal cord, to the rest of your body. An injury to these nerves can interfere with your brain’s ability to communicate with your muscles and organs.
- Physical trauma is the most common cause of peripheral nerve injury. Injuries from car accidents, sports or falls can cause nerves to be injured.
- Repetitive stress, or repetitive or forceful activities over prolonged periods of time, can also cause injury. “Tennis elbow” and carpal tunnel syndrome are common types of neuropathy. Stress injuries may cause ligaments, tendons, and muscles to become inflamed and swollen, restricting the nerves’ passageways.
Do I have a peripheral nerve injury?
If you feel tingling or numbness in your hands, arms, shoulders or legs you may have injured a nerve. A thorough examination will help determine the cause of your pain. At Oklahoma Pain Management, we will then create a personalized treatment plan to provide pain relief.
Our doctors understand pain like no other physician in the Oklahoma City area. You can expect to get fast appointments and personalized care every step of the way.