Myelin Regrowth versus Axonal Regrowth

August 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm

“we” had a discussion on this in June ‘011. Here’s the bottom line of that topic-

The quote is from another member who helped me to understand two of the conditions involved with nerve and muscle recovery.

“[I]…I think you may have confused axonal growth with remyelination. The two are different processes. Remyelination is much faster than axonal regeneration. As long as there is no axonal damage, and as long as nothing is continually damaging the myelin, remyelination takes between 2 and 12 weeks. Here is a link to an interesting article on nerve injury: [url][/url]

I encourage you to read the link.

For those of you new to the copy and finding links process, please do these things:

1. Highlight the link only- that’s the part from the h of http to the f of .pdf

In other words, omit the [url] at both ends from the highlighted part.

2. Copy and paste that part into your browser address bar.

3. Download either of the free Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader if you need them to read a .pdf file.

Happy reading.