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Bitten by snake, conduction tests done. What s the cure?

I was bit by a copperhead snake 1 1/2 years ago. I just went through the nerve conduction tests and my (PCP) Dr told me the nerve coverings are gone and the nervice are miss firing down my left arm to my hand and this affects all of my fingers -- all of the thumb, the three next fingers and about 1/2 of my pinky. I'm trying to research what I can expect as a result of this and can't find much information on what the nerve "housing" (for lack of a term I don't know) means for future issues. He said we can try and treat with Gabepentin until it's no longer working and then I would need to go to a neuro. Can you help me understand what this is pls?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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The outer covering of the nerve fibres is damaged which can cause a difficulty in normal nerve conduction. You may have paresthesias and numbness, decrease strength of the muscles depending on the severity of the affection.
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Answered: Fri, 17 May 2013
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