What are nerve injuries?

Also known as: nerve laceration, nerve compression, neurapraxia

Nerves are the body’s electrical system, and they carry information to and from the brain. Some nerves carry messages from the brain to muscles to make the body move, while other nerves carry messages about pain, pressure, or temperature from the body to the brain.

When an injury or damage occurs to one or many nerves, these are known as nerve injuries.

Reviewed by: Aaron Berger, MD

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