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Confirmed first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Nerve root C5 and C6 injured at brachial plexus near first rib. Chances of healing?

Confirmed first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement.  Nerve root C5 and C6 injured at brachial plexus near first rib.  Chances of healing?

Brachial plexus : Depends on the length of time since the injury and the extent of the injury. If it involves the insulation of the nerves (myelin) recovery is 3 weeks to 3 months if no further injury. If the wires themselves (axons) are injured it depends on how bad they are injured. Can take 6-12 months if not injured past point of ability to repair. ...Read more

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Pregnant with a knee injury, swelling, burning aching, cold tingling soft area?

Pregnant with a knee injury, swelling, burning aching, cold tingling soft area?

Swelling: If this is acute injury I would ace and elevate. If you have had for awhile I would check on. YOU CAN GET XRAY IF NEEDED . AT RISK FOR CLOT WITH BEING PREGNANT SO THAT IS CONCERN ...Read more

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My solar plexus nerve feels tight and "hard". Is there a problem here?

My solar plexus nerve feels tight and "hard". Is there a problem here?

Might be a bone!: Where your rib cage meets in front, at the bottom, there's a bone called the xiphoid process that sticks down. In some cases it can move or twist and become painful--or stick out more. Sometimes women notice this after delivering a baby. If your hard spot is lower than this bone, there are other explanations, but you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Bilateral stinging pain along ulnar nerve paths in forearms and brachial plexus when sneezing, could it be nerve root compression aggravated by sneeze?

Bilateral stinging pain along ulnar nerve paths in forearms and brachial plexus when sneezing, could it be nerve root compression aggravated by sneeze?

Ulnar nerve: We could be a combination of things, it could be irritation of your owner nerve at the elbow and every time you sneeze the jerking motion causes the nerve to be irritated, it is also possible that you could have nerve root compression in the lower cervical spine causing the symptoms due to disk space collapse and irritation of both nerves be due to narrowing of the opening or foramen this will cause irritation and discomfort. Either way in a valuation by your family doctor or orthopedic surgeon may be of benefit to help determine the cause and temporarily anti-inflammatory medications may be a benefit and avoidance of activities that cause the discomfort ...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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Sore throat, yellow phlegm, rash, bruising, nerve pain, muscle pain, itchy skin, tingling feet, headache. Rash dissapears 20 minutes. Cancer? Worried.

Sore throat, yellow phlegm, rash, bruising, nerve pain, muscle pain, itchy skin, tingling feet, headache. Rash dissapears 20 minutes. Cancer? Worried.

Unclear: Cancer would not be the first thing that i would think of. With all of these symptoms, you should see your friendly primary care physician and try to find the cause. ...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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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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What could a lump in the solar plexus indicate?

What could a lump in the solar plexus indicate?

Different options: The armpit has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, hernias and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...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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Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor

Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor

See a physician: Nothing against chiropractors but the rash and lymph nodes are not in their field of expertise and should be evaluated by a physician. If the chiropractor has been unable to help with the neck and shoulder discomfort i would take any imaging he/she has done and seek an opinion for an orthopedic doctor. Could be just soft tissue injury or maybe a small fracture. Please see an md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Small hard lumps, one just under solar plexus one back of upper right arm since @ 16 im now 42. No pain associated with them.

Bumps since 16: 42 M asks I have hard lump just under solar plexus and back of upper right arm. No pain. My first guess is the solar plexus one is your xiphoid process which is part of your breast bone. The arm one most likely fat growth call a lipoma. Soon will be able to send pictures here and this will help our end a lot. A picture is worth.... ...Read more

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Still suffering after 1 1/2 years from a torn first rib cartilage. Brachial plexus is irritated when i exert any pressure. Any suggestions?

Still suffering after 1 1/2 years from a torn first rib cartilage.  Brachial plexus is irritated when i exert any pressure.  Any suggestions?

Wow! How did you: Manage to get here? Do a search then reach out to the selected thoracic orthopedic surgeons to discuss options... It may heal over time...The worry is how it heals... Best luck! please follow up with me... ...Read more

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Why is gas pain around your solar plexus heart?

Why is gas pain around your solar plexus heart?

Gas pain: Gas pain is from gas. Sometimes cardiac pain can be interpreted as similar to intestinal gas because the two symptoms are not specific to one etiology. Heartburn is not usually from the heart by the way. ...Read more

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Large raised red bumps, sore throat, fatigue, lack of ability to fall asleep, discoloration of skin, weakness, bruise easy, swollen lymph nodes,?

Large raised red bumps, sore throat, fatigue, lack of ability to fall asleep, discoloration of skin, weakness, bruise easy, swollen lymph nodes,?

See a doctor: This sounds potentially quite serious and you will definitely need a thorough history and physical exam in addition to labs to even begin to work this out. Could be anything from a mononucleosis-like syndrome to a hematological malignancy to acute HIV disease, but without being able to see and evaluate you there is no way to predict. See your doctor ASAP and be assessed. Good luck. ...Read more