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Nerve Damage


Your nervous system is involved in everything your body does, from regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles and sensing heat and cold.

There are three types of nerves, or neurons, in the body:

  1. Autonomic nerves. These nerves control the involuntary or partially voluntary activities of your body, including heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature regulation.
  2. Motor nerves. These nerves control your movements and actions by passing information from your brain and spinal cord to your muscles.
  3. Sensory nerves. These nerves relay information from your skin and muscles back to your spinal cord and brain. The information is then processed to let you feel pain and other sensations. Nerve pain and nerve damage can be mild. But, because nerves are essential to all you do, nerve pain and damage can seriously affect your quality of life.
What Are the Symptoms of Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage?

With nerve damage there can be a wide array of symptoms. Which ones you may have depends on the location and type of nerves that are affected. Damage can occur to nerves in your brain and spinal cord. It can also occur in the peripheral nerves, which are located throughout the rest of your body.

Autonomic nerve damage may produce the following symptoms:

  • Inability to sense chest pain, such as angina or heart attack.
  • Too much sweating (known as hyperhidrosis) or too little sweating (known as anhidrosis).
  • Lightheadedness.
  • Dry eyes and mouth.
  • Constipation.
  • Bladder dysfunction.
  • Sexual dysfunction.

Damage to motor nerves may produce the following symptoms:

  • Weakness.
  • Muscle atrophy.
  • Twitching, also known as fasciculation.
  • Paralysis.

Sensory nerve damage may produce the following symptoms:

  • Pain.
  • Sensitivity.
  • Numbness.
  • Tingling or prickling.
  • Burning.
  • Problems with positional awareness.

In some instances, people with nerve damage will have symptoms that indicate damage to two, or even three, different types of nerves. For instance, you might experience weakness and burning of your legs at the same time.

The law limits the amount of time you may wait before filing your Nerve Damage lawsuit. Don't deny yourself compensation simply because you took too long. Contact the Nordstrom Law Firm right away at 509-924-8000 or through our contact form.