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

Prickling 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.