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How Can You Tell If a Nerve Needs to Be Decompressed, Removed or Repaired?

This question is one that I get asked quite often and it is a very good question. While there are certain clinical signs and symptoms that suggest whether a nerve has been permanently injured or is simply pinched, there is no way to tell with absolute certainty which is the case. Ultimately, the decision as to what exactly needs to be done is made in the operating room once the nerve or nerves have been exposed and the pathology visualized directly.chronic pain_pg4


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