The human nervous system is made up of two parts, the central and peripheral nervous systems. The central nervous system (CNS) is connected to the brain and spinal cord while the peripheral nervous system (PNS) is made up of thousands of fibers that connect the CNS to the other parts of the body.
There are more than 100 different types of never damage as the peripheral nervous system is very fragile and can be easily damaged. According to the National Institute of Health trauma is the most common cause of injury to a nerve.
Its important to note that nerve damage can be treated and the sooner it is diagnosed the quicker a treatment plan can be formulated so that injury victims may fully recover.
If you or a loved one has been affected by nerve damage after an accident caused by a negligent individual, the injury victim may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.
Here at Phillips Law Group, our lawyers take pride in fighting for the rights of the injured and are available to hear more about your claim right away.
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What Causes Nerve Damage?
Peripheral nerve damage is not always caused by trauma, it can be inherited and also caused by various diseases and disorders. Nerve damage is common amongst persons with diabetes as well as persons with:
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Autoimmune disorders
- Kidney Disorders
- And more.
If caused by trauma nerve damage is often associated with slip and fall accidents, sports-related injuries, and automotive collisions. The trauma can cause nerves to be crushed, compressed, stretched, or severed.
The Arizona Department of Transportation reported that more than 103,000 crashes occurred throughout the state in 2011 and more than 33,000 injuries were sustained in these crashes.
Some common car accident injuries that may lead to nerve damage include:
- Broken Bones
- Dislocated Joints
- Broken Glass Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Herniated Discs
- Head Trauma
- Skull Fractures
As the peripheral nervous system runs throughout the entire body the risk of injuring the nerves high during an accident.
Symptoms of Nerve Damage
The type of symptoms a person with nerve damage may experience varies on which nerves were damaged. Persons may experience exterior and interior symptoms such as rapid heart rate or problems breathing.
Common symptoms those who have been involved in a traumatic accident may want to watch for include:
- Painful cramps
- Muscle twitching
- Digestive Problems
- Changes in the Hair, Skin, and Nails
- Tingling or Prickling Sensations
Nerve damage can cause singular or multiple symptoms at once, persons may feel a tingling sensation in this legs along with muscular twitches. Any changes should be noted and medical attention should be sought immediately.
Treating Nerve Damage
Nerve damage can be permanent so it is crucial that at symptoms be communicated with a health care professional. Early treatment can prevent further or permanent damage from happening.
Depending on the type of nerve damage a person has the treatment options will differ. Some common types of treatment include:
- Prescription Pain Medication
- Physical or Occupational Therapy
- Electric Muscle Stimulation
Peripheral nerves can restore themselves on their own, but doctors may also want to regulate an injured persons weight, vitamin deficiencies, and their consumption of toxins such as alcohol or cigarettes in order to reduce the physical effects of nerve damage.
Contact our Arizona Accident Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, the victim may have suffered debilitating nerve damage that could affect the rest of their lives. The accident injury attorneys at Phillips Law Group are dedicated to representing accident injury victims and can provide comprehensive legal counsel to those who are seeking justice.
Our lawyers are experienced in handling car accident injury cases and can help guide you through the entire litigation process. Our main office is located in Phoenix, Arizona and we proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel to injury victims in:
- Rio Vista
- And further cities and towns
You may also reach us online by filing out the FREE CASE REVIEW form to your right and one of our knowledgeable lawyers will evaluate your claim right away.