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How To Increase Healing For Brachial Plexus Injury
Therapy: Nerves will heal over time but full strength will slowly follow. It can take up to a year for a major nerve injury to heal. Continue to use the affected muscles. This will promote nerve growth and reorganization. Physical therapy does not end when you are discharged. You will need to continue your home program. ...Read more
Nerve damage: A brachial plexus nerve injury is a serious injury and can range just a mild stretch injury to disruption of a nerve which could mean a surgical exploration is necessary to repair it. There is no "first aid" available but in the milder injuries physical therapy is helpful. ...Read more
Wait for healing: Most brachial plexus injuries from car or motorcycle crashes involve stretching the nerves. Although they are not usually completely torn apart, they can take a long time to heal. In some cases, they do not heal at all. You can see a neurologist, and nerve conduction studies can be performed to document recovery. ...Read more
Depends on extent: If it involves nerve root avulsion, it is irreversible, but if a stretch or local inflammation with compression, both conservative measures such as physical therapy and feldenkreis may make huge difference, and some brachial plexus injuries such as thoracic outlet syndrome do well with surgery. ...Read more
Therapy: Brachial plexus injuries are such significant injuries, they should not be treated without a licensed therapist. While it seems you may be able to do this on your own, these injuries are so devastating, they require special therapy and knowledge to improve your function.S. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is the brachial plexus nerves reconstructed after injury? Is there a timeframe for them to be reconstructed?
Complex: Brachial plexus repair is complex. Repair earlier than 9-12 months is associated with better outcomes, if repair is possible. ...Read more
I have nerve damage due to a chinsaw laceration of themedian and radial nerve. Are there suppliments i can take to help speed the healing proess?
About 12 weeks: Fractures heal over a long period of time (sometimes up to a few years), but the bulk of the healing occurs in the first 6 to 12 weeks. Many spine surgeons will brace these injuries, but that may not be necessary in many cases unless the spine is kyphotic (bent forward). Of course, individual cases can vary. Consult your spine specialist if there is any question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months.: It could be up to 6 months, but in many cases they resolve sooner. ...Read more
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