Nerve damage or impingement is a common auto accident injury and can take a long time to heal properly. It is important to make sure that you know what the signs are. This is the only way that you can know if you have symptoms that require immediate medical attention. These are some of the signs and symptoms of a pinched or damaged nerve.
Burning or “hot and cold” sensations
Loss of use of arms, legs, fingers or toes
Muscle spasms or muscle weakness in the affected area
Radiating pain through the neck or lower back
Shooting pain through the shoulder, arm, leg or foot
Skin or limb numbness or tingling or the feeling that a foot or hand has “fallen asleep”
Twitching of muscles
Total or partial paralysis of the arm or leg
Numbness or tingling after a motor vehicle accident anywhere on the body can point to a herniated disc or pinched nerve. Untreated, this problem can cause severe pain and potentially other complications. Our doctors at auto injury pain clinic will be able to evaluate these symptoms and determine the right treatment plan for you.