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Neurapraxia is a nerve injury that causes temporary numbness, tingling, or burning pain in 1 or more of your limbs.


Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You may need x-rays or an MRI to check for damage or narrowing of your spine. Bring a list of any questions you have so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Prevent or manage neurapraxia:

Do not play contact sports until your symptoms go away completely or until directed by your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider may recommend a neck roll or shoulder pads to wear during sports activities. You may need physical therapy to regain strength and range of motion.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have symptoms more than once.
  • Your symptoms do not go away after 2 days.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Return to the emergency department if:

  • You have severe pain in your neck or spine.
  • You feel less alert than usual.
  • You are confused and cannot think clearly.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.