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Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
36 years in practice
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Can acute brachial plexus neuritis return? Need expert opinions!

Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
36 years in practice
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Can acute brachial plexus neuritis return? Need expert opinions!

Brachial plexus: It really depends on what caused the neuritis in the first place. Depending on the source of inflammation one can predict if this will return. In most cases that are treated there is not a re-occurence. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Peter Glusker
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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


Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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What vaccinations can cause brachial plexus neuritis?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped

Vaccines/brachial pl: No vaccine causes that.

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Does damaging the brachial plexus mean permanent damage or will it help eventually?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Where is your brachial plexus nerve?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Adam Hebb
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
16 years in practice
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How is the brachial plexus nerves reconstructed after injury? Is there a timeframe for them to be reconstructed?

Dr. Adam Hebb
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
16 years in practice
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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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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
22 years in practice
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Describe the features of a brachial plexus injury.?

Dr. Larry Armstrong
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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Baby has brachial plexus injury. Why?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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Baby has brachial plexus injury. Why?

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

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Pasquale Brancazio
Board Certified, Neurology
28 years in practice
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What are good ways to boost strength for brachial plexus injury?

Dr. Pasquale Brancazio
Board Certified, Neurology
28 years in practice
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What are good ways to boost strength for brachial plexus injury?

Therapy: Assuming your diagnosis is correct and you have been evaluated then physical therapy would be prudent. Exercises can be given that will allow you to strengthen the affected limb. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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Could massage help a brachial plexus injury?

Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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Could massage help a brachial plexus injury?

Possibly: But the results will be short-lived. However if you have scar tissue developing there, maybe scar mobilization exercises might help. Suggest seeing a sports medicine trained Physical Medicine & Rehab Doctor that can help you with your recovery from this. ...Read more

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