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Nerve damage: lasting effects of an auto accident

At the Law Offices of Michael J Schneider, a Professional Corporation, in Alaska, we know the physical, emotional and financial devastation you can suffer as the result of an auto accident. In addition to your pain and suffering, your injuries could be long-lasting or even lead to a permanent disability that makes it impossible for you to work. This is especially true if you suffer from nerve damage.

Per WebMD.com, your body contains billions of nerves, each of which performs a specific function. Nevertheless, they fall into the following three categories:

  1. Your motor nerves control the movements you make voluntarily, such as walking, chewing, smiling, using a tool, etc.
  2. Your sensory nerves control your five senses; i.e., sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell, and also allow you to feel pain.
  3. Your autonomic nerves control your body's involuntary movements such as pumping blood, breathing, digesting food, regulating your body temperature, etc.

Symptoms of nerve damage

Depending on which nerve(s) you damaged during your auto accident, your symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms of nerve damage include the following:

  • Moderate to severe pain in the affected part(s) of your body
  • Vision and/or hearing problems
  • Dizziness, coordination loss and/or continuing headaches
  • Temporary or permanent paralysis of your affected body part(s)
  • Fecal and/or urinary incontinence
  • Sexual dysfunction

It is always critical that you receive immediate medical attention after an auto accident. Even if you have no immediate symptoms and think you are only slightly injured, if at all, only a trained health care provider can make that determination. For more information on this subject, please visit this page on our website. 

 

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