How can I stop nerve pain?
Treating Nerve PainTopical treatments.
Some over-the-counter and prescription topical treatments — like creams, lotions, gels, and patches — can ease nerve pain.
What are symptoms of nerve damage?
The signs of nerve damage include the following:Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet.Feeling like you’re wearing a tight glove or sock.Muscle weakness, especially in your arms or legs.Regularly dropping objects that you’re holding.Sharp pains in your hands, arms, legs, or feet.More items…
What kind of doctor treats nerve damage?
A neurologist is a specialist who treats diseases in the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system), peripheral nerves (nerves connecting the brain and spine to the organs, like the lungs or liver), and muscles.
Is there surgery for nerve damage?
Sometimes a section of a nerve is cut completely or damaged beyond repair. Your surgeon can remove the damaged section and reconnect healthy nerve ends (nerve repair) or implant a piece of nerve from another part of your body (nerve graft). These procedures can help your nerves to regrow.
How long does it take for nerve pain to go away after surgery?
Postoperative neuropathic pain (PONP) is chronic pain after surgery (postoperative). Although most patients will have some pain after surgery, which is normal, that pain should last for a short time (acute postoperative pain). In some cases, it can last long after the surgery, sometimes for months or even years.
How long does nerve surgery take?
Regeneration time depends on how seriously your nerve was injured and the type of injury that you sustained. If your nerve is bruised or traumatized but is not cut, it should recover over 6-12 weeks.