is surgical nerve repair right for you?

Answer these questions to determine if you’re a candidate, and get connected to a nurse or physician who may be able to help.

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Living with chronic pain is difficult. Now is the time to identify and repair the source of your chronic pain—possibly a damaged peripheral nerve. Nerves can be injured from a previous surgery, trauma or amputation.

Nerve pain can affect any area of your body, but frequently affects the arms, hands, legs and feet. It feels different from other pain.

Some people complain of tingling, numbness or pain all over. Others describe it as “pins and needles,” sharp spasms, or a burning sensation. It may be constant or intermittent.

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Living with chronic pain is difficult. Now is the time to identify and repair the source of your chronic pain—possibly a damaged peripheral nerve. Nerves can be injured from a previous surgery, trauma or amputation.

Nerve pain can affect any area of your body, but frequently affects the arms, hands, legs and feet. It feels different from other pain.

Some people complain of tingling, numbness or pain all over. Others describe it as “pins and needles,” sharp spasms, or a burning sensation. It may be constant or intermittent.

what may cause nerve pain?

Trauma

Some examples of trauma that may lead to damaged nerves include:

Severe cuts
(example: slicing into your hand while cutting an avocado)

Falling through glass

Compression
(example: dropping something heavy on your arm or foot)

Gunshot wound

Blunt trauma
(example: air bag impact in a car accident)

Surgery

Nerve damage during surgery may involve a nerve that’s been cut, compressed or stretched. Some surgeries that may result in nerve damage include:

Mastectomy

Laparoscopy
(thoracotomy)

Tumor resection

Wrist or knee arthroscopy

Total hip or total knee arthroplasty

Amputation

Stump pain associated with neuromas (nerve damage) has been reported in over 80% of amputees.1

Symptoms of a neuroma may include:

Sensitivity to touch

Residual limb pain

Burning pain

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next steps

1

Take the nerve pain survey to see if you’re a candidate for nerve damage repair

2

Speak with a nurse who can answer your questions and connect you to a physician

3

Meet with a doctor to better understand your pain and available treatment options

are you a candidate?

Answer these questions to see if surgical nerve repair is right for you.