Sunday, 6 August 2017

Nerve Damage And Why It's So Difficult To Fix (Vid)

Today's YouTube video is a simply-explained discussion of the nervous system and asks the question why damaged nerves are so difficult to repair. Although she talks at 100 mph, it's easy to follow and may fill in several gaps in your knowledge and understanding of what's happening to you when you get neuropathy. More graphics would have helped even more but it's definitely worth 5 minutes of your time. If nothing else, it may persuade you to seek out more educational videos about your nervous system - they range from the scientifically impenetrable to the very simple but knowledge is power so they say😇

Why Can't We Reverse Nerve Damage?

Published on February 2016

Science has made incredible strides in improving the way our body heals, except when it comes to nerves. What makes nerves so hard to fix?


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