Not every injury or damage that you experience after a car accident can be seen. Instead, soft tissue injuries and nerve damage may end up being some of the most debilitating injuries you experience, even though they are harder to spot and diagnose accurately.
Tingling in your hands or anywhere else is often the result of nerve damage. Numbness or difficulty with warm or cold temperatures, including heightened sensitivity or insensitivity to the heat or cold, could also be side effects of nerve damage.
Why are my hands tingling?
Tingling in your hands could occur for a variety of reasons, including vitamin deficiency or even kidney failure. But, when your tingling started soon after a car accident, it’s more likely that you suffered nerve damage after the crash. You might also experience:
- Burning sensations
In some cases, the feet are affected in addition to the hands. The nerves affected are “peripheral,” because they are the peripheral areas of the body (instead of your core or trunk). The nerve damage could be very specific to your hands, but it could also originate in your spinal cord, the nerve center of the body, as well.
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What kind of treatment is available?
As long as peripheral nerve cells haven’t been killed, they can regenerate. But, unfortunately, that may be the primary cause of your nerve damage after a car accident. Treatment for nerve damage that causes tingling in the hands is somewhat limited. Sometimes surgical options are available to deal with compressed nerves in the neck, back, or hands. Painkillers sometimes help as well.
Physical therapy is often recommended because that can sometimes work out the compression or trauma to your nerves. But, no treatment is full-proof. In fact, you may need to put up with periodic tingling sensations and numbness for the rest of your life. Nerve damage may also inhibit your ability to move your hands and fingers as well.
How does this affect my legal case?
If you have tingling in your hands, there is a very real possibility that you cannot fix it and must deal with it for the rest of your life. In some cases, it has significantly affected car accident victims’ ability to work, enjoy hobbies they once used to, and interact with their family. In those situations, there really isn’t anything that can replace those losses. But, you may be able to get additional money from your lawsuit for this type of long-term damage. The team at John Foy & Associates will be able to help you present your claim in the best way possible so that someone who isn’t going through what you are experiencing can understand what you have to deal with every day.
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If you’re experiencing tingling in your hands after a car accident, you need to speak with an experienced car accident attorney to determine your legal options. John Foy & Associates can help. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.