After an accident, people may assume that the pain they experience is only temporary. However, if your injuries damaged your nerves, the pain, tingling and numbness you experience could be a challenging long-term condition. What should you know about nerve damage after a crash?
What forms can nerve damage take?
The injuries you experience can impact your body in various ways, and the nerves are no exception. The body’s movement during a crash can sometimes stretch or compress the nerves. These injuries may resolve with rest and care.
However, more severe nerve damage can damage or sever the nerves entirely. These injuries may require physical therapy or even surgery to improve. Even medical intervention may not lead to a full recovery in the most severe cases.
What symptoms might indicate that you experienced nerve damage during a crash?
Damage to the nerves can lead to a variety of symptoms. Some people experience numbness or weakness as a result of nerve damage. Others experience throbbing or sharp pain. Some people may even experience symptoms like excessive sweating, digestive issues or changes to their blood pressure. If this damage is permanent, these symptoms can severely impact a person’s quality of life.
If you or a loved one suffers from nerve damage as a result of a crash, you may want to explore your legal options. Compensation may be available to help you address the impact that these injuries have had on your life, including the cost of medical care. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can assist you in getting paid for your injuries.