What is a Peripheral Nerve Disorder?
Peripheral nerve disorders comprise Traumatic Nerve Injuries, Entrapment Neuropathies, and Nerve Sheath Tumors.
Common conditions include:
• Brachial Plexus Palsy
• Traumatic nerve disorders
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Ulnar Neuropathy
• Peroneal Neuropathy
• Nerve Sheath Tumors
• Idiopathic nerve conditions (Parsonage-Turner)
Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Conditions
As your caregivers, we understand that you may have anxiety concerning your diagnosis and that you may feel quite overwhelmed. Becoming more informed about your diagnosis will enable you to cope and better understand your treatment expectations and outcomes. Our interdisciplinary team composed of medical and surgical specialists, nursing, occupational therapy, and case management can help you manage your disorder.
Our adult clinic includes specialists from a variety of disciplines, who each play a vital role in helping you. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to assess your needs and recommend a collaborative treatment plan during each visit. Patients participating in our clinic can expect an occupational therapy assessment followed by specialists' evaluation from neurosurgery, reconstructive surgery, physical medicine, and pain specialist depending on your individual needs. When necessary, an EMG (Electromyography), a test that can detect abnormal muscle electrical activity, can be performed on-site to expedite the evaluation process. After the evaluation is completed, the team will present formal recommendations to you.
What Happens Next?
In order to provide holistic all inclusive care/recommendations, we may need further studies to be completed such as; MRI, ultrasound, CT scan, x-rays etc. Therapy recommendations will be provided for your local therapist to follow. Frequent follow-ups may be required and patient/family commitment regarding the recommendations are crucial for maximum functional outcomes.