Nerve Damage | Los Angeles, CA

How to Avoid the Triggers of Nerve Pain

The purpose of our nerves and the messages they send to the brain is to prevent injury. That’s why when we begin to roll our ankle in a hole in the yard, and it threatens to break the ankle or tear the ligaments, your body sends a pain sensation to the brain that alerts you…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2018
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Bell’s Palsy Los Angeles, CA

Bell’s Palsy

If an injury or trauma occurs to the seventh cranial nerve, the nerve also known as the “facial nerve,” the result can be paralysis of the face. This nerve damage usually only affects one side of the face, causing it to droop or become stiff on that side. Facial paralysis is often called Bell’s palsy….Read More >>

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2018
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Chronic Headaches Los Angeles CA

Relieving Chronic Headaches

Chronic headaches are no fun. They can include migraines, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, posttraumatic headaches, and postoperative headaches. Chronic headaches typically last for at least half of the month for at least three months. Ouch. Dr. Seruya can ease some cases of these headaches by relieving compression on the nerve triggering the pain. What are…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2018
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Nerve Decompression Los Angeles, CA

Taking Pressure Off A Nerve

Some of our nerves are protected by an outer myelin sheath. This sheath acts as an insulator, increasing the speed of nerve impulses to muscles and other destinations. Sometimes a nerve gets compressed by overly tight muscles, fascia, tendon, or bone. This compression causes pain or tingling in the area served by the nerve and…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2018
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Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment Los Angeles CA

Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment

Because many nerves across the body have to travel through small tunnels, they are prone to compression if the tunnel/passageway somehow becomes narrower. This is true with carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist), cubital tunnel syndrome (elbow), spinal stenosis (vertebrae), and other locations. Although the knee may seem as if it is a larger area than some…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2018
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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Los Angeles, CA

The Other Tunnel — the Cubital Tunnel

Everyone has heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, the condition where nerves coming through the wrist are compressed in the carpal tunnel. It can lead to numbness, tingling, and pain in the wrist, thumb, and fingers — carpal tunnel syndrome. OK, now who has heard of cubital tunnel syndrome? (SFX: crickets chirping) Yes, although it presents…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2018
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Los Angeles, CA

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a Pain in the Neck

A major group of nerves and blood vessels run between the neck and the arm, enabling movement and feeling in the arms and hands. They pass through the thoracic outlet, a muscular and bony passage. If the thoracic outlet narrows in the neck/shoulder area, the nerves and blood vessels can become compressed. This is thoracic…Read More >>

  • Posted on: May 15 2018
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Los Angeles, CA

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Surgery

While the most recent local tunnel talk is all about Elon Musk and his Boring Company wanting to dig a 6.5-mile tunnel under L.A., for many of you a much more pressing tunnel issue is the one going through your wrist, the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel can become a crowded place, compressing the nerve…Read More >>

Los Angeles Nerve Institute


Welcome to our blog! Within this regularly updated feature of our website, we will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances in peripheral nerve surgery. We believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving healthy, fully functional results…Read More >>

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