Nerve damage is a chronic condition that can affect the limbs of the body, and has severe negative consequences for arms and legs of a patient. It involves nerve disorders that are triggered by various causes and stimuli, and can create burning and intense pain sensations within a person’s limbs, spreading to other areas of their body.
The damaged nerves create problems with blood flow, as well as difficulty in feeling and sensing certain things, and lower temperature and blood pulsation throughout the affected area. The condition is most common in people who are middle aged or older, though it has been known to affect young adults in some cases.
Causes of Nerve Damage
The medical community at present is not entirely sure what causes a wide variety of the nerve damage issues of this manner, though they do have some assumptions and highly likely causes. The first of which involves an injury directly to a nerve, at which point the nerve triggers and Nerve damage then develops. Beyond that, CRPS may involve injuries or infections in an arm or a leg. That injury in turn exacerbates itself into the syndrome at a later time.
Other than that, though, doctors are not entirely sure of the connection between nerve damage and Nerve damage, and they cannot pinpoint a foolproof connection between the two in order to predict the case in patients. Developing and further understanding causes would do a great deal to prevent the syndrome from affecting people, and for finding permanent cures.
Symptoms of Nerve Damage
The key symptom involved with Nerve damage is an intense burning in a certain area, or sustained in a certain place. The burning must take place much longer than what would be expected for the type of injury that had occurred, in order for it to be noticed and seen as exceptional.
Beyond that, the burning typically gets worse over time, as opposed to improving, and can begin at the point of injury but often spreads throughout the entire limb, or even to the other arm or leg on the other side of the body.
Nerve damage can also involve muscle spasms, as well as changes in skin temperature at the localized area that is affected by the burning and the nerve damage. Over time, in many patients, skin will become blotchy, pale, purple, or even red, as well as swell and become shiny and sensitive to the touch. Untreated, nerve damage can do great damage to a person’s limbs and affect their quality of life, and ability to complete daily tasks and responsibilities.