Nerve injuries refer to injuries to the nerves outside of the central nervous system that can result from trauma, surgery or medical treatment.  These injuries can occur near the spine in the brachial plexus (nerves going to arm) or lumbosacral plexus (nerves going to legs, bowel and bladder) or out in the limbs. Injuries to nerves can occur at any time in life, even at birth, with a resulting loss in function or an abnormality in functional development.


The specialists at Function have an expertise in the treatments for the conditions seen in newborns, children and adults who have sustained an injury to a nerve or group of nerves.  After an evaluation they can devise an coordinated treatment plan that draws on their knowledge and abilities.  Treatments considered include:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Oral medications
  • Orthotics and assistive devices
  • Nerve injections (BOTOX, Phenol, Alcohol)
  • Nerve surgery including removal scar tissue and nerve grafting
  • Tendon lengthening and tendon transfer
  • Joint fusion

Nerve Injuries