Top Signs You’re Suffering From Nerve Damage
Our body has a network of billions of nerves and most of them are peripheral nerves. They transmit messages to our brain from almost every part of our body. In the event that your body is working properly, these nerves move your muscles, help internal organs to perform their function and recognize pain.
Nevertheless, the story is quite different when there is nerve damage. Patients with this disorder can’t walk properly, may experience severe pain or failure to feel pain even after the injury.
This problem doesn’t appear abruptly, rather it develops slowly. This suggests that if you get it diagnosed at the earliest stage, it is possible to treat this issue before it worsens. Although it is not easy to diagnose nerve damage, the best choice you have is to see your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Tingling, Numbness or Burning
If you feel these sensations that usually travel from your hands or feet to arms or legs, it’s a warning that you shouldn’t ignore.
Can’t Move any Part of your Body
When motor nerves are damaged, this situation may result in weakness or even paralysis. The symptoms also suggest that an underlying issue needs to be fixed.
Pain in Just One Leg
A sharp and constant pain that runs down to one leg is a symptom of sciatica. You also feel a sensation of burning or tingling at the lower back, that travels down along the back of your leg. It’s a symptom of nerve damage, where the sciatic nerve is usually compressed either by a disease or herniated disk in your spine.
Started to Stumbling
Stumbling is usually observed when a large number of nerves associated with sensation are damaged. Hence, lack of coordination and inability to sense the position of the body causes the patients to fall down.
When the body is experiencing nerve damage, your bladder may receive faulty messages from these nerves. The risk of facing this problem is higher if you are a diabetic or you have given birth to a child naturally.
Brief and Intense Headaches
If you feel brief yet intense headaches that resemble electric shock, you may be suffering from occipital neuralgia. It is a common condition, which is caused by the pinching of a nerve in your neck.
Too much or too little Sweating
This means that the nerves getting information from your brain to sweat glands are not working properly. The nerve damage can be diagnosed by monitoring the performance of different sweat glands over the body.
You got injured because you didn’t feel something…a scary effect of nerve damage
The sensory nerves immediately tell you about the dangerous situation when you are going to walk on uneven terrain or using a knife. However, if these nerves are damaged, your body is more prone to accidents than a normal person. If you begin to notice marks, like burns or cut marks on your hands and don’t recall feeling the injury, this means that your body isn’t reacting properly when you touch a hot surface or sharp knife. You should immediately seek attention and assistance.
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