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Doctor insights on: Brachial Plexus Tumor Symptoms

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What are the symptoms associated with brachial plexus injury?

What are the symptoms associated with brachial plexus injury?

Pain, numb, weak: A brachial plexus injury is a nerve injury. Resulting symptoms can include nerve pain (typically a burning sensation), numbness, tingling and weakness of the upper extremity. Fortunately, most brachial plexus injuries heal simply with time, in a matter of hours to months, depending on severity. Treatment of your symptoms can be directed by your physician. ...Read more

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"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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So what are the symptoms of brachial plexus injuries?

So what are the symptoms of brachial plexus injuries?

Many: Weakness of the arm or hand, numbness, tingling, pain in the arm, burning sensation in the arm or hand, paralysis of the arm or hand, atrophy of the muscles of the arm or hand, and many others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brachial plexus nerve damage?

What are the symptoms of brachial plexus nerve damage?

It varies.: Symptoms can include severe pain, numbness, or weakness in the affected arm and shoulder. Make an appointment to see your physician if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Chronic whiplash injury and luq has malfunctioned. Brachial plexus triggers nerve symptoms but nerves not injured. Starting rehab. Healing possible?

Chronic whiplash injury and luq has malfunctioned. Brachial plexus triggers nerve symptoms but nerves not injured. Starting rehab. Healing possible?

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 eventual scarring, called thoracic outlet syndrome. Therapy does help, but is a specific approach, such as felderkreis work. Both EMG and ultrasound studies could pin down precise mechanism. If you have tos, about 85% success with conservative rx. ...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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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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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

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How can I treat a brachial plexus injury?

How can I treat a brachial plexus injury?

Wait for healing: Most brachial plexus injuries from car or motorcycle crashes involve stretching the nerves. Although they are not usually completely torn apart, they can take a long time to heal. In some cases, they do not heal at all. You can see a neurologist, and nerve conduction studies can be performed to document recovery. ...Read more

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How to deal with a brachial plexus injury?

How to deal with a brachial plexus injury?

Yes: Many centers in the us specialize in the treatment of brachial plexus injuriy. ...Read more

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Could massage help a brachial plexus injury?

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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Brachial plexus injury how long for recovery?

For whom?: A brachial plexus injury in an adult or in a newborn after delivery? Consider re-phrasing your question with that specified. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brachial plexus injury?

What are the tests for brachial plexus injury?

EMG/NCS: Electromyography combined with a nerve conduction study is the standard of care test for a brachial plexus injury. However, the test may not abnormal unless the injury occurred 2-3 weeks or more prior to the test. An MRI can detect more severe brachial plexus injuries. Of course, no test is a substitute for a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Does anyone heal with a brachial plexus injury?

Does anyone heal with a brachial plexus injury?

Yes it is possible: Mnor sprain of the nerve could heal and get back to normal. ...Read 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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How can increase strength for brachial plexus injury?

How can increase strength for brachial plexus injury?

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 affected muscles. This will promote nerve growth and reorganization. Physical therapy does not end when you are discharged. You will need to continue your home program. ...Read more

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What are good ways to boost strength for brachial plexus injury?

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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Can acute brachial plexus neuritis return? Need expert opinions!

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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After surgery how long does it take a brachial plexus to recover?

After surgery how long does it take a brachial plexus to recover?

It varies greatly: Healing time varies with the individual, severity of the injury and the extent of the surgery. Be patient and follow your physicians plan. It is necessary to let the surgery to heal properly to avoid long term complications. Once again, follow the physicians rules, PT as directed but most of all be patient. Good luck. ...Read more

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My little brother has brachial plexus injury. What could cause it?

Several causes: 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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Advise on how long my injury should take to heal. Brachial plexus irritation?

Advise on how long my injury should take to heal. Brachial plexus irritation?

Nerve injury: Generally brachial plexus irritation will resolve with time. The more severe the nerve (s) is injured, the longer and less complete the recovery. A nerve conduction study help to determine the extent of the injury and provide a prognosis for recovery. ...Read 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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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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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 does a doc do for brachial plexus?

What does a doc do for brachial plexus?

Treat symptoms: Inflammation of the plexus due to an immune rxtn (parsonage-turner) is often treated with steroids. Trauma to the arm and shoulder affecting the plexus might use pt, pain pills, muscle relaxers, nerve pain suppressors (like opioids, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, gabapentin). Occas., MRI reveals blood, infection, or a tumor, and these situations may receive an operation. Thoracic outlet may be operative. ...Read more

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Are brachial plexus injuries hereditary?

Are brachial plexus injuries hereditary?

No: The cervical plexus can be stretched 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 plexus 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. This is birth trauma any kid could get. It is not hereditary. ...Read more

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How to increase healing for brachial plexus injury?

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 you assure the healing. Some of the injury will recover even if you do that, this way you maximize the healing potential. ...Read more

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What's a natural way to treat brachial plexus injuries?

What's a natural way to treat brachial plexus injuries?

Therapy: Brachial plexus injuries are such significant injuries, they should not be treated without a licensed therapist. While it seems you may be able to do this on your own, these injuries are so devastating, they require special therapy and knowledge to improve your function. S. ...Read more

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Can a brachial plexus injury also affect your breathing?

Can a brachial plexus injury also affect your breathing?

Yes: When there is damage to higher brachial plexuses (involving cervical 4 part of spinal cord), it can cause see-saw breathing from the involvement of one or both sides of the diaphragm; if there is pneumothorax (air leak) because of rupture of pleura (lung cover) from the fracture of collar bone (clavicle), it can cause of severe pain and respiratory difficulty (can be life threatening), also. ...Read more

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