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Venita Simpson

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Venita Simpson practices Neurological Surgery in Portsmouth, VA. As a Neurological Surgeon, Dr. Simpson prevents, diagnoses, evaluates, and treats disorders of the autonomic, peripheral, and central nervous systems. Neurological Surgeons are trained to treat such disorders as spinal canal stenosis, herniated discs, tumors, fractures, and spinal deformities, among many others.
10 years Experience
Venita Simpson
  • Portsmouth, VA
  • Georgetown University
  • Accepting new patients

Can nerve damage cause behavioral issues in children?

Hello, when you say nerve damage..there are two types, Central Nervous System (Brain and Spine) and Peripheral Nervous System (the nerves the innervate your arms and legs). Nothing READ MORE
Hello, when you say nerve damage..there are two types, Central Nervous System (Brain and Spine) and Peripheral Nervous System (the nerves the innervate your arms and legs). Nothing in the peripheral nervous system can affect behavior but there are some conditions in the brain that can.

Can nerve damage in a finger repair itself?

Yes, the peripheral nervous system can regenerate. Typically takes 3-6 months, but can still see improvements for up to a year out.

Does ulnar nerve surgery work?

Yes it does! But for the right patient. The clinical symptoms and EMG must fit in order to be a good candidate. Pain in the elbow and forearm with numbness and tingling in the READ MORE
Yes it does! But for the right patient. The clinical symptoms and EMG must fit in order to be a good candidate. Pain in the elbow and forearm with numbness and tingling in the last 2-3 digits of the hand are typical symptoms along with a positive EMG nerve conduction study are the best candidates for surgery.