Chronic Pain and Nerve Damage

The word “chronic” never has good connotations. From chronic sinus infections to a person who is chronically late, it’s not a word associated with good things. That’s very much the case with pain. If you suffer from chronic pain, there’s not much to smile about. Chronic pain is defined as pain that is ongoing and…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2021
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Nerve Pain and Damage

Our nervous system is involved in everything our complex bodies do, from signaling and controlling our muscles to regulating breathing to sensing whether something is hot or cold. That’s why it’s such a problem when we suffer nerve damage. Whether due to sustained compression in an area such as the spine or through various tight…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2021
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Watching for Nerve Problems with Children

If you’ve been looking through this website, you’ve probably come across Dr. Seruya’s extensive involvement in the recent surge in acute flaccid myelitis, a devastating condition that creates sudden-onset weakness in one or more arms or legs in young children. But Dr. Seruya treats all sorts of nerve problems with his younger patients. That’s why…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2020
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The Facial Paralysis of Bell’s Palsy

We have nerves that service all areas of our body. They allow us to not only feel sensations, but they also allow us to control the muscles that create our movements. When a nerve is damaged or injured, the area served is impaired. When this happens with the facial nerve, the corresponding facial paralysis is…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2020
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Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a devastating condition that creates sudden-onset weakness in one or more arms or legs, usually in young children. The condition is also known as “polio-like paralysis” and has an odd pattern of upticks followed by downturns. Dr. Seruya has operated on many children who have lost function in a limb…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2020
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That Tingling in Your Feet

We’ve all had a foot or hand fall asleep. Maybe we were sleeping at a bad angle and awoke with an arm that was limp or tingling. Crossed legs when sitting could have left a foot with the same feeling. The abnormal pressure pushes on nerves and compresses the blood vessels that support them. The…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2020
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Taking the Pressure Off

Nerves need their space. To properly get the electrical signals through, the nerves need room. But in some places, such as our wrists and where nerves are exiting the spinal canal, things can get a little tight. Whether due to inflammation in a narrow passageway, such as the carpal tunnel, or due to a bulging…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2020
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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

We’ve all heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. Many of us have even heard of the less-famous cubital tunnel syndrome. Those are both nerve compression problems where the nerves must pass through an area, a tunnel, where the space can be decreased by inflammation, ligaments in the area, and other causes. The compression then causes pain,…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2020
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Replacing a Muscle

People can think that nerve damage isn’t something they need to worry about, but that’s not the case. Nerve damage, if left untreated over the course of 12-18 months, can become permanent. This means the muscle that is it controlling no longer is connected. Even if Dr. Seruya were to fix the injured nerve at…Read More >>

  • Posted on: May 15 2020
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