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I'm diagnosed with brachial neuritis and would like to know more about it?

I'm diagnosed with brachial neuritis and would like to know more about it?

Brachial neuritis: Brachial neuritis is an inflammation in the nerves in your shoulder that control your arm and hand function. Depending on the severity of the inflammation the symptoms can be mild with only pain to the more severe where there can be weakness and numbness in the arm and hand. ...Read more

Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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What to do if I have been diagnosed with brachial neuritis and would like to know more about it?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with brachial neuritis and would like to know more about it?

Parsonage-turner: Parsonage-Turner Syndrome is acute brachial neuritis or inflammation of the nerves that exit the spinal canal in the cervical spine (neck). The syndrome begins with severe pain in the shoulder and arm that progresses to weakness and numbness. The symptoms often begin after a upper respiratory infection or pulling on a heavy object. Men in their 40-60s are most affected. ...Read more

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What is brachial neuritis? How is it treated and can it be in both arms?

See below: Classically, termed Parsonage-Turner syndrome, and if acute could be treated with steroids and rapidly reversed. Brachial neuritis or amyotrophy, is an inflammation over the upper brachial plexus between neck and shoulder, and usually unilateral. Bilateral symptoms brings up questions instead of cervical ribs and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about spinal cord compression, radiculopathy and brachial neuritis. what I would like to know i?

Can you tell me about spinal cord compression, radiculopathy and brachial neuritis. what I would like to know i?

Radiculopathy : Spinal cord compression is often caused by a combination of a herniated disc and bone spurs (osteophytes). Radiculopathy is a compression of the nerve root as it exits the spinal canal. Brachial neuritis (Parsonage Turner Syndrome) is inflammation of the nerves that have already exited the spinal canal but have not reached their target muscle group. ...Read more

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I had neck injury 2014 pain at time 8/10 now 3-4/10 Brachial neuritis radiculitis.pinched nerves in neck. MRI done 2015 I relate to injury advise ?

 I had neck injury 2014 pain at time 8/10 now 3-4/10 Brachial neuritis radiculitis.pinched nerves in neck. MRI done 2015 I relate to injury  advise ?

See a neurosurgeon: for either injection to decrease inflammation and/or pain, physical therapy, or surgical options to reduce the impingement/entrapment effects or fix the underlying source. Hope this helps and thank you for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Worried about Guillain-Barr%E9 syndrome and brachial neuritis after tetanus shot. Can you offer reassurance.

Worried about Guillain-Barr%E9 syndrome and brachial neuritis after tetanus shot.  Can you offer reassurance.

Guillain Barre : GBS is an extremely rare disease that can occur from an immune stimulus such as an infection or very very rarely after a shot. I would think your doc weighed the benefit of protecting u against tetanus vs the extremely remote chance you could have a side effect from the vaccine. Even crossing the street has a risk- could get hit by a car. If you don't have any symptoms after this shot, don't worry ...Read more

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Can brachial neuritis cause tremors in the upper body and tingling in the hands? What's the cause? Had a neg brain, neck, and back MRI.

Response: Brachial neuritis causes fairly intense pain, and would be unlikely to cause tremors, but hyperthyroidism, some medications, recreational drugs, and heredofamilial essential tremors might be far better explanations. See a local neurologist. ...Read more

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What viruses can cause brachial neuritis? Fever x1 week then left shoulder pain x1 week then left arm weakness. Md believes caused by virus. Agree?

Parsonage Turner: The brachial plexus painful paralysis may not be a direct virus infection of the nerves, but as a consequence of an immune attack. Upper respiratory virus infection - your immune system mounts an attack - and (by accident) attacks molecules in your brachial plexus myelin sheath. ("collateral damage" so to speak.) the condition is called parsonage turner syndrome. Pls discuss with your md. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have optic neuritis?

Depends: There are several possible causes for this but the most likely is one episode with no cause. Your best bet is to find a neuro-ophthalmologist who can evaluate you and determine if there is an underlying problem. Some causes can be treated. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis : The symptoms of optic neuritis are acute loss of vision in one eye and eye pain. An ophthalmologist can identify other signs including an abnormal pupil reaction, loss of color vision, visual field loss and abnormal optic nerve appearance. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have optic neuritis?

Should I still go to work if I have optic neuritis?

Probably: Optic neuritis is not contagious, nor is it work related or aggravated by work. If the status of the condition makes it visually difficult to do your work, you should hold off until it improves. Your work colleagues do not need to know of your condition unless the vision prevents work. ...Read more

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What can I do if i've been diagnosed with optic neuritis?

What can I do if i've been diagnosed with optic neuritis?

Neurology consult: Optic neuritis is usually a self limiting disease (gets better by itself) during the first episode. If you have other neurologic signs associated with the first episode, such as double vision, trouble speaking or walking or if you have a second episode of optic neuritis then you need to see a neurologist to rule out multiple sclerosis. There are some new medications that may slow the process. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe optic neuritis without diagnosis.?

Take is seriously: There is no harm in seeking another opinion. Most patients with optic neuritis have multiple sclerosis, but hopefully your doctors considered other things: lupus, b6 deficiency, infectious disease, medications, etc. ...Read more

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Neuritis (Definition)

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