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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis describes any condition where there is inflammation of a nerve or nerves, which may cause weakness, ...Read more

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Does damaging the brachial plexus mean permanent damage or will it help eventually?

Does damaging the brachial plexus mean permanent damage or will it help eventually?

Depends on injury: The cervical plexis can be stretched as part of the critical seconds during delivery.After the head is out, it is pulled forward & angled up or down to get the shoulders & rest of baby out.If the plexis responds with swelling around the nerves, transient loss of function(dys/wks) may be found.If the nerves are damaged by the stretch, nerves may be permanently damaged.The recovery potential varies. ...Read more

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Managing Sciatica (Tip)

Managing Sciatica

Make sure to have your sciatica checked by an osteopathic physician who can treat you. ...See 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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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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Managing Sciatica (Tip)

Managing Sciatica

Avoid bending and lifting heavy items. Consider anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy & acupuncture. ...See more

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Describe the features of a brachial plexus injury.?

Describe the features of a brachial plexus injury.?

Can be bad: Traumatic brachial plexus injuries such as those from motor vehicle accidents cause severe weakness and paralysis of the upper extremity. In it's worst instance, the nerve roots can be avulsed from the spinal cord causing this condition. It can require nerve transfers and complex nerve repair surgery by a specialist in this type of injury. ...Read more

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Baby has brachial plexus injury. Why?

Baby has brachial plexus injury. Why?

Orthopedic surgeon: He will take it fro you, it will okay. Thanks. ...Read more

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Managing Sciatica

Some drugs may improve symptoms of numbness and pain. ...See more

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I have a perineurioma of brachial plexus sx. I was operating 1 year ago with nerve transfer (to work with deltoid). No improvements. What can I do?

I have a perineurioma of brachial plexus sx. I was operating 1 year ago with nerve transfer (to work with deltoid). No improvements. What can I do?

Brachial plexopathy: managements requires high levels neuroelectrodignostic testing, advanced neuroimaging sub specialized neurosurgical care and usually long term rehab with a rehab team. Referral to a tertiary care center / university hospital is advised. ...Read more

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