Consider the tongue: One of the most unique muscles in the human body, it's truly a jack of all trades. The tongue helps the mouth-cleaning process, perceives five different taste categories, and works with the lips and teeth to spit out more than 90 words a minute. (On the downside, it harbors bad breath-causing bacteria – but no body part's perfect.)
Assisting the tongue to do its amazing job is the lingual nerve. So, if you injure that nerve, how would it affect your tongue as it undertakes functions essential to daily life? We'll provide the answer and offer ways to treat the injury so the tongue can properly do its many jobs.