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brachial plexus injuries

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Nerve damage: The brachial plexus is a complex of nerves arising from the neck and innervating the upper back, and arm. This can be injured by puncture wounds, dir ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Child birth injury: Brachial plexus injury can be caused during child birth - if there is birthing difficulty.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let explain: To increase the healing of the brachial plexus injury, first you diagnose it early and treat accordingly, from splinting to major surgery, this way yo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Pain and weakness: Brachial plexus injuries typically present with pain or weakness in the shoulder or arm on the affected side. It is a very complicated piece of anato ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: When of the methods to treat brachial plexus injury is to use splints to avoid contractures.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
53 years experience in Radiology
Yes: First MRI of c-spine to r/o disc disease. If brachial plexus injury a possibility an MRI of the brachial plexus can be obtained.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Possibly: But the results will be short-lived. However if you have scar tissue developing there, maybe scar mobilization exercises might help. Suggest seeing ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely from: Delivery method some time the brachial plexus injury happened from traction on certain part of body in process of delivering the baby. Good luck.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Vaccines/brachial pl: No vaccine causes that.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Brachial plexus : Depends on the length of time since the injury and the extent of the injury. If it involves the insulation of the nerves (myelin) recovery is 3 weeks ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Winged Scapula: A "winged scapula" is a result of injury to the long thoracic nerve which innervates the serratus anterior muscle. The long thoracic nerve is made up ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brachial plexus: Mostly relates to baby inability to grasp and holds objects. It is rarely permanent and could relate to trauma during negotiation of birth canal. Rar ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not single nerve: Brachial plexus is a group/cluster of nerves connecting cervical spinal cord and an arm. The major nerves involved include median, ulnar, and radial, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Variety of therapies: But for thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, and brachial plexus stretch injuries, find FELDENKREIS approach very useful.. Hope that ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it is possible: Mnor sprain of the nerve could heal and get back to normal.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
0.5-1.6%.: Overall incidence of congenital permanent brachial plexus injury is 0.04-0.2% of us live births. If you have shoulder dystocia, permanent injury to t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
No: But can cause same symptoms.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Not exactly: The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that passes through the axilla, or underarm area. True brachial plexus damage is unlikely to cause the sympt ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Get diagnosis first: Be efficient, and get answers as to why your injury did not fully heal. Not uncommon is an injury to the brachial plexus from shoulder strap, with ev ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Unlikely: Batson's plexus is the name for the veins that surround the vertebral bodies. Veins are very compressible so they are unlikely to cause any pressure o ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not typically: The batson's plexus significance is that it's a network of veins without valves. Typically veins have valves, due to the low pressure in the venous sy ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
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 affe ... Read More
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