Nerves Cut Off?
Good night, I would like to ask about the nerve that was severed due to an accident, a fracture of the spine that resulted in numbness from under the chest to the tips of the legs, but at this time he was slowly feeling his chest and lowered stomach, feeling numb, his legs like to move on their own and still warm whether the nerves can return to normal?
Hello, good morning Yuanitha.
The nervous system is the system in the body that carries messages between the brain and other parts of the body. The nervous system works both to move parts of the body (motor) and to provide sensory functions so that it can feel touch, temperature, pressure, and pain to convey it to the brain. These nerve fibers can be damaged due to too strong pressure, strain, so that nerve fibers can be terminated. In the spine, there are nerves that are connected to other parts of the body, and each location has an area of the body that it supplies. For example, the spinal cord in the neck area, supplies the upper arm and respiratory muscles. For the spine of the upper back and waist (lumbar) supply the chest area, navel, to the legs. Symptoms of this nerve damage include numbness, weakness of the limbs so that they cannot move at all, and pain. The complaint of nerve damage can be temporary or permanent (if the accident is severe).
Although nerve damage can cause permanent problems, prompt and prompt action can help the patient lead a more normal life. In cases of severity of nerves, surgery / surgery is usually required to connect the nerve lining. After surgery, the nerve fibers are expected to grow slowly, and under ideal conditions they will grow about 1 inch per month, so this process can take months to years. The length of time this takes is influenced by many factors, including the patient's age and the size (length) of the damaged nerve. Apart from surgery, physiotherapy may also be needed to aid recovery.
Postoperative recovery results depend on the patient's age, the degree of nerve damage that occurred, and the body part that was damaged. We cannot conclude whether the nerve damage suffered by this patient can return to normal / not without knowing firsthand the condition of the nerve damage that occurred. Therefore, we recommend that you consult a neurosurgeon about the possibility of nerve function returning to normal. The doctor will conduct a thorough examination to assess the nerve damage that has occurred so that they can conclude what action needs to be done and the possibility of recovery in the patient. For that, the doctor may suggest tests such as an MRI examination or CT-scan.
So, hopefully it can be understood.
Greetings, dr. Denisa