Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Neurapraxia 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:

Neurapraxia 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?
  • 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?

Neurapraxia Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat neurapraxia:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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