Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Peripheral nerve surgery is a sub speciality of neurosurgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the body and extremities. The peripheral nervous system plays a vital role in the body functioning. It carries all the motor information from the brain and spinal cord back to the muscles of the body. It can carry both voluntary and involuntary information information. Peripheral nerves carry sensory information including touch, pressure, cold or hot, space orientation etc. These peripheral nerves are vulnerable to pressure injury, drugs, alcohol,

Any damage or diseases that affect the peripheral nervous system can negatively affect the functioning of one’s body. It may give severe pain, trouble with involuntary parts of the body, sensory disturbance, and motor problems etc. The process of evaluation and management of peripheral injury is considered to be quite challenging to the surgeon.

Peripheral-Nerve-Surgery2Common symptoms of the peripheral nerve disorders are:

  • Numbness
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Pain etc.

After checking the symptoms, the doctor will suggest you for radiological scans or other tests. MRI or CT is often used for diagnosing. If your injury cannot be completely cured with other medications and therapies, the doctor may suggest you peripheral nerve surgery.