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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
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.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.