If You Identify the Problem Nerves, How Do You Fix Them?
Once the nerve or nerves causing the problem have been correctly identified, an outpatient surgical procedure can be performed to remove the mechanical compression causing the nerve irritation. This procedure is performed by making an incision through the skin, identifying the offending nerves, safely protecting them and removing any of the mechanically compressive tissues. In some situations, if the nerves are too damaged, they are actually transected, but in most cases, only in areas where very little loss of sensation would occur. In many of these cases, patients often never know that a nerve has actually been excised.