Nerve Injuries Treatment
At the Nerve Disorders Center of the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, we treat a wide range of nerve injuries, including brachial plexus injury, carpal tunnel syndrome and traumatic nerve injury.
The Nerve Disorders Center uses the most advanced tools to diagnose your condition, including MRI, EMG, single fiber EMG, quantitative sensory testing and autonomic testing, to assess complex nerve injuries.
Your nerve injury treatment will depend on the cause of the injury. In many cases, nonsurgical treatments are effective at reducing or eliminating symptoms. These include:
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
- Weight loss management
In some cases, surgery to repair or decompress the nerve is the best option for a nerve injury.
There are minimal risks and side effects to most nonsurgical nerve injury treatments. However, there may be some side effects to medications that minimize nerve pain.
If surgery is necessary to repair a damaged nerve, there are some risks that are common to all types of surgery, including
- Blood clots
- Blood loss
- Heart attack
- Reaction to medication
For many individuals, nonsurgical treatments are effective in resolving symptoms of nerve injuries. However, for some, nerve damage cannot be completely cured. In these cases, the focus is on reducing symptoms and treating any underlying condition that is causing nerve pain or damage.