Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy
If you’re involved in a car accident and your children are present in the vehicle at the time, your first instinct is probably to check if they are safe and well. Other than surface-level injuries and signs of trauma, however, there may also be deeper problems that are much more difficult to detect, requiring more than just a cursory glance. One of these problems is peripheral neuropathy, which can affect the whole body following an accident and is a common issue adults experience following a significant car accident. However, peripheral neuropathy is much less common in pediatric patients.
As a result, not every doctor taking care of your child may be familiar with neuropathic pain following pediatric trauma or its treatment. If you think your child is suffering from a peripheral neuropathy, you may need to be prepared to raise the issue with your doctors.