By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
Published: 15:00 GMT, 1 December 2020 | Updated: 15:00 GMT, 1 December 2020
Long Covid suffers often struggle with unexplained fatigue and debilitating pain across their entire body, and experts have been unable to explain what causes it.
But a high-resolution MRI scan developed in the US can pinpoint the source of nerve damage and help determine the best course of treatment.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The technology combines magnetic resonance imaging with ultrasound to localise the source of pain, the number of affected nerves and any muscular damage.
Magnetic resonance imaging combined with ultrasound technology helps localise the source of pain, reveals its severity, number of affected nerves and any muscular damage
Pictured, the source of nerve damage which may be caused by coronavirus infection and could be causing chronic and debilitating pain for Long Covid sufferers
Covid patients in the prone position - lying their stomach - during treatment can experience chronic pain in their arms, legs, feet and hands.
This is because prone positioning, a life saving measure to help people breathe, can also cause nerve damage, according to previous research.
The coronavirus can reach the human brain after being inhaled through a person's nose and getting stuck in their nasal mucus, a study has found.
It is the first known proof the coronavirus can infect the brain's neurons via the mucosal pathway.
Throughout the course of the pandemic, it has become clear the coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, does not just cause respiratory distress but neurological issues as well.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
For example, one in three report symptoms such as loss of