A slight temporary paralysis is sometimes produced by pressure upon a nerve trunk. Temporary paralysis of the arm is often produced by lying upon it during sleep, or falling asleep with it hanging over the back of a chair in such a way as to allow it to press upon the nerve. When the paralysis is slight, the arm is said to be "asleep." It may also be produced by a blow upon an exposed nerve, as by a sudden blow upon the elbow at the point popularly termed the " crazy bone," or "funny bone." "Crutch paralysis" results from the pressure of a crutch in its use in walking.

The Treatment of Temporary Paralysis

Rest, rubbing, hot and cold applications, and the use of electricity, are all the measures usually required to effect a speedy cure.