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Brachial Plexus Mri
More detailed: It is immaging sprcific to the area of the brachial plexus. Done as a reg mr in same machine tho you may have a coil arount the area to help the mr see. Done for a problem in that area. Like aiming a gun. You have the magnatron aimed at the plexus and very detailed immages from many angles are made. Top-bottem, side-side and front-back. Very precise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Emg say I have brachial plexus but MRI showed nothing, doctors can't say what's wrong and my right hand is still week and muscles are still getting week?
First rib still compressing brachial plexus after two years. Recovery intermittent. Finally MRI scheduled. Rib moved yesterday. What can be done?
Is it possible to have brachial plexus with a normal looking MRI? Is there another test that can diagnose this 100%?
Direct punch to brachial plexus 3 years ago and misdiagnosed. Specialist just gave BP diagnosis. EMG study neg. awaiting MRI. How long to fully heal?
Can you give details: If what you're saying is that your brachial plexus injury still has not healed after 3 years then, my feeling is you've reached a state of constancy from which I wouldn't expect much SPONTANEOUS improvement. Key word though is SPONTANTEOUS. There may still be things YOU CAN DO to benefit yourself. Can you give details as to what happened & what the ongoing brachial plexus issues are now? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri c spine & brachial plexus showed minor disc bulge c6/c7, should I be worried and/or long-term? Also is this the base of the neck area? And what affects could this have.
Depends: The effect of "minor disc bulge" would depend on if the bulge contributes to neural foramenal narrowing or central canal stenosis. The neural foramen are the passage ways for the nerves on their way to the arm. If foramenal stenosis becomes symptomatic then you would feel tingling in your arm. The disc bulge could retract or get bigger. C6/c7 is near the base of neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which MRI for recurrent Right Arm numbness 30s after supine-sleep on mornings? Daily numbness in ulnar and hand. Previous brachial plexus trauma.
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, but also axillary and supra scapular. The bulk of the plexus itself in located in the shoulder region. ...Read more
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, direct trauma or falling asleep when intoxicated with the arm over the edge of a chair. Many important functions are served by this set of nerves. If you have concerns about this, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment if possible. ...Read more
Difficult to say: As you haven't really provided us any details about the nature/extent of your brachial plexus injury/issue. But be aware, that with any nerve issue, there is a chance that it may not fully heal. If you are worried, you should review this with your surgeon and/or neurologist. Best of luck. ...Read more
Sure, it can: Brachial plexus injury means an injury to the bundle of nerves called the brachial plexus. It hides up between your neck and into your armpit area. The inure occurs by physically damaging the nerves, usually by stretching. Think a baby's shoulder being yanked oduring delivery. Of course someone could abuse a baby with similar forces and cause a similar injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did I do something wrong during the pregnancy to cause my child to have a brachial plexus injury?
Can brachial plexus injuries be repaired a year after injury? Can neck injuries be surgically repaired several months after injury?
No: Generally, injuries to nerves or the spinal cord are more amenable to repair when the intervention occurs very soon after the injury. ...Read more
The brachial plexus injury from my first rib is the left. Would surgery be more complicated? Been there for two years with nerve involvement.
Could I have a brachial plexus stretch injury or damage without current compression, if lying down & sleeping provides relief? Neck/shoulder pain
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
Arm paralysis.: Brachial plexus injuries (usually congenital) are serious morbid conditions resulting from trauma on the nerves travelling from the neck to the arm. They cause permanent paralysis of the affected arm. Physical therapy can help. Fortunately, this complication occurs very rarely even in cases of shoulder dystocia; its overall incidence is 0.04 to 0.2% of live births. ...Read more
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