Peripheral nerves (nerves not found in the brain or spinal cord) are the connection between our brain and the body. These structures carry electrical signals which give rise to all of our senses. These nerves also carry the signals which make muscles move and respond. Injury to a nerve can inhibit both of these functions.
Nerves can be injured both by compression, blunt trauma, laceration or electrical injury. The duration and severity of the injury typically determines the impact upon the nerve.
After reviewing your symptoms and history, your surgeon may delve into any related family or medical history. After this, a detailed examination is performed.