Nerve Palsy Treatment
Treatment for neurapraxia depends on the location and severity of the condition. Treatment often includes rest, splinting, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Prolonged symptoms of neurapraxia may require treatment with narcotic pain medications, antidepressant medications, or anticonvulsants.
Treatment options for neurapraxia include:
- Vitamin B6 supplementation
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Celecoxib (Celebrex)
- Narcotic pain medication:
- Seizure medication for neurapraxia
- Antidepressant medication for neurapraxia
- Topical lidocaine:
- Splint for neurapraxia
- Physical therapy for neurapraxia
- Surgery for neurapraxia
- To repair damaged nerves
- To correct nerve entrapment (e.g. ulnar nerve, radial nerve)
Nerve Palsy Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of neurapraxia.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- Will I need occupational therapy?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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