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Is it possible to have brachial plexus with a normal looking MRI? Is there another test that can diagnose this 100%?

Is it possible to have brachial plexus with a normal looking MRI? Is there another test that can diagnose this 100%?

Bachial plexitis: Stretching of the brachial plexus is a constantly painful problem easily diagnosed by electrodiagnosis. Ask a physiatrist. The MRI could be confirmatory.. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: brachial plexus mri?

What is the definition or description of: brachial plexus mri?

More detailed: It is immaging sprcific to the area of the brachial plexus. Done as a reg mr in same machine tho you may have a coil arount the area to help the mr see. Done for a problem in that area. Like aiming a gun. You have the magnatron aimed at the plexus and very detailed immages from many angles are made. Top-bottem, side-side and front-back. Very precise. ...Read more

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First rib still compressing brachial plexus after two years. Recovery intermittent. Finally MRI scheduled. Rib moved yesterday. What can be done?

First rib still compressing brachial plexus after two years.  Recovery intermittent.  Finally MRI scheduled.  Rib moved yesterday. What can be done?

Recovery takes time: Since your problem already two years and the nerve been affected. You just have surgery. The nerve recovery take time. Please be patient and follow up with your doctor! ...Read more

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Direct punch to brachial plexus 3 years ago and misdiagnosed. Specialist just gave BP diagnosis. EMG study neg. awaiting MRI. How long to fully heal?

Direct punch to brachial plexus 3 years ago and misdiagnosed. Specialist just gave BP diagnosis.  EMG study neg. awaiting MRI. How long to fully heal?

Can you give details: If what you're saying is that your brachial plexus injury still has not healed after 3 years then, my feeling is you've reached a state of constancy from which I wouldn't expect much SPONTANEOUS improvement. Key word though is SPONTANTEOUS. There may still be things YOU CAN DO to benefit yourself. Can you give details as to what happened & what the ongoing brachial plexus issues are now? ...Read more

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Mri c spine & brachial plexus showed minor disc bulge c6/c7, should I be worried and/or long-term? Also is this the base of the neck area? And what affects could this have.

Mri c spine & brachial plexus showed minor disc bulge c6/c7, should I be worried and/or long-term? Also is this the base of the neck area? And what affects could this have.

Depends: The effect of "minor disc bulge" would depend on if the bulge contributes to neural foramenal narrowing or central canal stenosis. The neural foramen are the passage ways for the nerves on their way to the arm. If foramenal stenosis becomes symptomatic then you would feel tingling in your arm. The disc bulge could retract or get bigger. C6/c7 is near the base of neck. ...Read more

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Which MRI for recurrent Right Arm numbness 30s after supine-sleep on mornings? Daily numbness in ulnar and hand. Previous brachial plexus trauma.

Which MRI for recurrent Right Arm numbness 30s after supine-sleep on mornings? Daily numbness in ulnar and hand. Previous brachial plexus trauma.

Varies: If the numbness is coming from the spine, then certainly an MRI of the cervical spine would be the test of choice. Other potential causes could include problems in the area of the brachial plexus, especially with your history, or in the lower arm such as cubital tunnel syndrome. A nerve conduction test can be very helpful to tell where the problem is coming from. ...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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What does it mean to have brachial plexus palsy and peripheral nerve injury?

What does it mean to have brachial plexus palsy and peripheral nerve injury?

Related: Peripheral nerve damage is damage to both the nerve and the surrounding tissue since the nervous system is characterized by dependence of neurons on their supporting glia. Brachial plexus dysfunction (brachial plexopathy) is a form of peripheral neuropathy. It occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus, an area where a nerve bundle from the spinal cord splits into each arm nerve. ...Read more

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