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Nerve Disorders


Nerve disorders don’t have to stop you from doing the things you love when you seek treatment from Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau, serving the patients of Jackson, Sikeston, and the surrounding towns in Missouri.

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“Dr. Deisher and his consultant Anna Phelps were absolutely wonderful! Made everything very comfortable, answered all questions, explained everything in great detail, and, was very helpful with decision making. I would most definitely recommend them! Can’t wait for the surgery :-)”

“God has blessed the work of his [Dr. Humphrey] hands. I am very blessed and pleased with the results. I am equally blessed with the kindness, understanding, and sincere professionalism I not only received from Dr. Humphrey but from his staff as well. A team of phenomenal individuals. Thank you!”

“Had such a great experience! Everything from the consultation to follow-up appointments was amazing! The staff is so pleasant and wonderful and I was always informed of the next steps 🙂 Would definitely recommend Dr. Humphrey!”


What Are Nerve Disorders?

Nerve disorders are any condition originating in the brain and spinal cord that affects the function or feeling of nerves in the hand, fingers, or wrist. Some common peripheral nerve disorders diagnosed include the following:

  • The pinched peripheral nervous system happens whenever one of the nerves becomes compressed or “pinched” together in the spinal cord
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a condition that results in decreased nerve function due to fluctuating blood glucose levels in the central nervous system
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Radial nerve dysfunction resulting from damage to the radial nerve that travels down the arm and to the wrist
  • Neurological disorders
  • Ulnar nerve palsy, which involves damage to the ulnar nerve and leads to tingling, burning, and hand weakness

Medical Minute: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Dr. Humphrey

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is compression of the median nerve, resulting in numbness and tingling in these three fingers and sometimes half of the ring finger. It can really happen to anyone, manual laborers, people who use a lot of hand…

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Welcome to Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery

At Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery, we will provide you with a personal and confidential consultation,assess your needs, and offer an expert opinion on a solution that will work for you. We will provide first-class care to exceed our patient’s…

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Heartland Earns Allergan’s Diamond Status

Thank you to our many loyal patients! It is because of you that, on September 20, 2012, Dr. J. Stewart Humphrey of Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery was selected to receive one of Allergan’s most prestigious and elite awards, Diamond…

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What Causes Nerve Disorders?

Several things can cause nerve disorders, including disease, immune system attacks, trauma, and repetitive strain on the peripheral nerves. Certain nerve disorders are hereditary, making you more likely to encounter them if you also have an older relative who has experienced them.

What Are the Symptoms of Nerve Disorders?

If you are experiencing a nerve disorder of the hands or wrist, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, wrist, elbow, forearm, or fingers
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain that intensifies whenever you pick something up or perform certain movements
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Frequent physical injury
  • Hand weakness or an inability to grip
  • Abnormal blood pressure

How Is Nerve Disorder Surgery Performed?

That will depend on the exact condition from which you are suffering. More information will be provided during your consultation.

Is Nerve Disorder Surgery Right for Me?

If you have extreme nerve damage that has resulted in limited use of your hands or fingers, surgery to correct the problem could be needed if you are to regain normal function.


Can Peripheral Nerve Disorders be Afforded Easily?

Although these procedures are usually covered by insurance, for self-pay patients, we will discuss payment options during your consultation. These may include one or more of the following:

  • Cash
  • Personal check
  • Major credit card such as Discover, American Express, Visa, or MasterCard
  • Financing through CareCredit®.

Why Choose Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery?

Nerve disorders affecting the hands can be complex and require treatment by knowledgeable physicians. Our doctor has years of experience treating hand disorders and has been trained in surgical techniques by some of the leading physicians in the industry. You can take comfort knowing you are in capable hands when you visit our clinic. Our Cape Girardeau office is located 58 miles from Marion, IL and 50 miles from Carbondale, IL.


Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Dr. J. Stewart Humphrey is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the gold standard for plastic surgery certification in the United States. Dr. Humphrey…

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Isn’t it time you sought treatment for your hand or wrist disorder? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of nerve disorders and need nerve disorder surgery, please contact our Cape Girardeau, Missouri office now to schedule an appointment.

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