Denervation is a term used in neurological research and therapy to describe the loss of nerve supply to a particular muscle or tissue. This condition can result from a variety of factors, including age, disease, injury, or surgery. When denervation occurs, the affected muscle or tissue may exhibit weakness, atrophy, and other related symptoms. In clinical practice, denervation is often diagnosed through electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies. These tests help physicians to understand the extent and location of nerve damage, as well as its underlying causes. Based on this information, doctors may prescribe a range of therapies to help patients manage the symptoms of denervation. One of the most common treatment approaches for denervation is physical therapy. Physical therapy can help strengthen muscles that have been weakened due to nerve damage. Additionally, patients may benefit from occupational therapy, which can help them learn how to adapt to the challenges posed by denervation in their daily lives. In some cases, medication may also be used to manage the symptoms of denervation. These medications can help to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and improve muscle strength. In severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to restore function to the affected muscle or tissue. Overall, denervation is a complex condition that can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life. The key to managing denervation effectively is to work with a team of experienced healthcare professionals who can diagnose and treat the condition using a variety of tools and techniques.

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Editor-in-chief: Zheng Jiang, Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.