What Are Some Of The Signs And Symptoms Of Nerve Damage I Should Look For After Falling?

Because a slip and fall accident can cause pressure, stretching, or cutting of the nerve fibers—cutting off signals between the brain and organs, muscles, and rest of the body—it is essential that victims of South Florida slip and fall accidents are familiar with the signs and symptoms of nerve damage. The most common sign of nerve damage is a numbness and tingling sensation; however, there are many other symptoms of nerve damage including:

  • Pain
  • Lightheadedness
  • Weakness
  • Dry mouth and/or eyes
  • Increase or decrease in sweating
  • Restricted or reduced mobility
  • Sensitivity
  • Sensation of burning
  • Twitching
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Issues with senses (i.e., smell, sight, taste)
  • Concussion
  • Paralysis

The signs and symptoms of nerve damage will be different depending on the type of nerve that was injured in the fall. For example, you may have sensory nerve damage, autonomic nerve damage, or motor nerve damage. This is why it is critical that you seek medical attention if you have any of the symptoms listed above. By telling your doctor the symptoms you are experiencing, he can run diagnostic tests; however, don’t get discouraged. It can be a long process because some nerve injuries are difficult to pinpoint.

If you have suffered an injury to your nervous system in a Fort Lauderdale slip and fall accident, you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld. By calling [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″], you will receive a free consultation.