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What is the definition or description of: brachial plexus mri?

What is the definition or description of: 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 more

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Mri (Definition)

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


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First rib still compressing brachial plexus after two years. Recovery intermittent. Finally MRI scheduled. Rib moved yesterday. What can be done?

First rib still compressing brachial plexus after two years.  Recovery intermittent.  Finally MRI scheduled.  Rib moved yesterday. What can be done?

Recovery takes time: Since your problem already two years and the nerve been affected. You just have surgery. The nerve recovery take time. Please be patient and follow up with your doctor! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have brachial plexus with a normal looking MRI? Is there another test that can diagnose this 100%?

Is it possible to have brachial plexus with a normal looking MRI? Is there another test that can diagnose this 100%?

Bachial plexitis: Stretching of the brachial plexus is a constantly painful problem easily diagnosed by electrodiagnosis. Ask a physiatrist. The MRI could be confirmatory.. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Where is your brachial plexus nerve?

Where is your brachial plexus nerve?

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

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What is brachial plexus injury?

What is brachial plexus injury?

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

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But is there any chance that a brachial plexus in the hand does not heal ??

But is there any chance that a brachial plexus in the hand does not heal ??

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

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How do babies get brachial plexus injuries, does this happen if they are abused?

How do babies get brachial plexus injuries, does this happen if they are abused?

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 more

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Can ncv alone detect nerve damage in the brachial plexus ? Or emg is also required .?

Can ncv alone detect nerve damage in the brachial plexus ? Or emg is also required .?

Both. : While nerve conduction velocities can often diagnose and pinpoint a brachial plexus injury, adding an EMG will give you the best results in terms of obtaining a diagnosis and determining the best method of treatment. ...Read more

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Can brachial plexus injuries be repaired a year after injury? Can neck injuries be surgically repaired several months after 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

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Could I have a brachial plexus stretch injury or damage without current compression, if lying down & sleeping provides relief? Neck/shoulder pain

Could I have a brachial plexus stretch injury or damage without current compression, if lying down & sleeping provides relief? Neck/shoulder pain

Brachial plexus: It requires proper neurological exam. An emg/ncv study helps determine the deficits. It may require an MRI to evaluate your cervical spine. ...Read more

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How is the brachial plexus nerves reconstructed after injury? Is there a timeframe for them to be reconstructed?

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

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What is a brachial plexus injury like?

What is a brachial plexus injury like?

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