What Is Peripheral Nerve Surgery?
If you have a traumatic nerve injury, carpal tunnel, spinal accessory nerve injury, or other peripheral nerve injuries, you likely have dealt with numbness and tingling in your hands or feet, shooting pain in the affected area, weak muscles, and more. The peripheral nerves connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. A peripheral nerve disorder or injury can cause messages from the brain to the rest of the body to get lost along the way or affect different nerves, leading to the discomforting symptoms listed above. Treatment is possible, however. The orthopedic surgeons at Precision Surgery of Napa Valley offer minimally invasive surgical and microsurgical treatment to help reduce these symptoms and address compressive neuropathies. For more information to request an appointment, please contact our Napa, CA surgery center.
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How Is A Peripheral Nerve Injury Treated?
If you suffer from compressive neuropathies or a peripheral nerve injury, you may be a candidate for peripheral nerve surgery. This treatment is performed to repair the peripheral nerves to help reduce frustrating symptoms and allow the body to function better. Some of the common peripheral nerve surgeries we offer include:
- Carpal tunnel release
- Cubital tunnel release
- A1 pulley release
These treatment methods vary; however, it may likely begin with an EMG (electromyography), which will measure the muscle response to nerve stimulation. From there, our surgeons can create a unique treatment plan for your needs. In some cases, a nerve is within a tight space or is being squeezed by scarring in the body. In situations like these, the space may be enlarged to create more room for the nerve or free the nerve from scarring. In other cases, part of the nerve may have been damaged beyond repair. In a situation like this, the damaged section of the nerve can be removed and the healthy nerve ends reconnected.
Your surgeon will go over in detail your treatment plan based on your specific injury so you know exactly what to expect.
Peripheral Nerve Surgery FAQ
What can I expect when recovering from peripheral nerve surgery?
While it could take a few weeks to a few months for the sensation to return and your muscles to strengthen after your surgery, you'll likely experience fewer symptoms almost immediately. You can expect some soreness at the treatment site, but this is normal and will fade over time.
What should I not do after peripheral nerve surgery?
We will review the dos and do nots with you so you know exactly what to expect after your surgery. However, some common things you should avoid during recovery include:
- Heavy lifting
- Strenuous activity
Typically, we ask you to avoid activities such as these for 6 – 8 weeks unless otherwise noted.
Will surgery be painful?
We will use general anesthesia, so you should feel minimal discomfort if any at all.
Peripheral Nerve Surgery In Napa, CA
The peripheral nerves send messages from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. When a peripheral nerve gets injured, however, it can interrupt this communication line and cause a variety of uncomfortable and painful symptoms. If you have a peripheral nerve injury, you can get care at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley. Our orthopedic surgeons use the latest technologies to provide state-of-the-art treatment options to help optimize results. For more information on how peripheral nerve surgery can help you regain your physical wellness, contact our Napa, CA facility to schedule a consultation.