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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 ?

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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Neuritis (Definition)

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