The Symptoms of Nerve Damage

How to get past the pain.

There are many symptoms of nerve damage. Depending where, in your body, the nerve is affected.

Tingling, burning, radiating pain, stinging and itching are but a few of the symptoms you can expect.

A pinched nerve can occur anywhere in your body.

One of the most common feelings of nerve pain is that of pins and needles. Similar to a hand or foot falling asleep.

This is a symptom of a single compressed nerve. Some may find walking difficult or have a hard time holding onto things.

Rest is the most effective way to ease the pain. Keeping the affected area immobile will also be a benefit.

This may entail using a brace or a splint You should see a doctor if the pain worsens after rest. There are medications available to help reduce the swelling and pain.

The pain should be better in a few weeks.

Nerve entrapment can occur anywhere along the nerve fiber. A narrowing of the canal that the nerve goes through will result in entrapment, also.

Amyloidosis ( when insoluble protein is deposited in certain tissues ), rheumatoid arthritis, and acromegaly ( the excessive secretion of growth hormone ) are among the conditions leading to nerve entrapment.

One of the most common causes is repeated trauma to the affected area.


Autonomic nerve damage might cause these following symptoms:

  • Unable to sense chest pain, such as angina or heart attack

  • Too much or too little sweating

  • Light headed

  • Nausea

  • Constipation or bloating

  • Bladder dysfunction

  • Blurred vision

Motor nerve damage may cause the following symptoms:

  • Weakness

  • Muscle control

  • Twitching

  • Falling

  • Paralysis
Sensory nerve damage may produce the following symptoms:
  • Pain

  • Sensitivity

  • Numbness

  • Tingling or prickling

  • Burning

In some cases, people with nerve damage may have symptoms that indicate damage to two, or even three, different types of nerves. For instance, you might experience weakness and burning of your legs at the same time.

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Spinal Nerve Chart

Spine and Nerves

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This chart helps you locate where the nerves are connected to the spine and how they are dispersed through your body.

Early treatment for your symptoms, of nerve damage, will aid in the pain not getting worse. Being careful not to cause further damage will help to heal and not cause further pain.



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