Since nerve compression can occur in different parts of the body, each point may have its own unique causes. For example, in people who work by turning the wrist frequently due to work (knitting, making raw meatballs, using screwdrivers, etc.), it causes nerve compression under the wrist. Today, the biggest orthopedic problems arise, and one of the reasons is that people’s work life is spent in office life. When we are talking on the phone at the desk, using a computer, even when we are face-to-face with a person, we rest our elbows on the table. Repeating all these actions for a long time puts pressure on the nerves located below the elbow.

Sitting by bending the knees too much, doing work by forcing the knees can also lead to nerve compression below the knee. In the same way, straining the ankles with repetitive movements for a long time, especially frequent use of high-heeled shoes, can cause a case of nerve compression in the ankles.

If we liken the problem of nerve compression to the shape of a battery and a cable that receives energy from it, we can think of our brain as a battery, and our vertebral marrow as our main cable nerves, and other small cables. As a result of compression in the nerves, numbness and lack of sensation in the sensory fibers begin. However, pain occurs in the area with compression. A power defect occurs when the damaged area continues to be used in the same way. In more advanced cases, tremor symptom results.

What happens if it is not treated
Instead of neurons, they are tissues that cannot make a new one. The brain cannot replace the damaged nerve at any point in our body with a new one. Therefore, in the treatment of nerve compression, it is aimed to save the remainder correctly. For this reason, it is necessary to intervene before the nerves in the area of abrasion die. If it is too late, the loss of sensation and strength in the organs connected to the region shows continuity.

How to perform nerve compression surgery
If results cannot be obtained in treatments other than surgery, our doctor may now recommend a surgical operation. For example, the most common nerve compression surgery in the wrist, called carpal tunnel syndrome, is performed bilaterally. In the operation performed by the micro surgical method, the compression groove section is opened and the band that causes the nerve to flatten is loosened. The nerve whose clamp is loosened begins to collect itself gradually. Nerve cells that are injured, damaged, worn out, but have not yet died, begin to recover themselves within 1.5 – 2 months.