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What Does An Mri Of The Brachial Plexus Mean
Is it possible to have brachial plexus with a normal looking MRI? Is there another test that can diagnose this 100%?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First rib still compressing brachial plexus after two years. Recovery intermittent. Finally MRI scheduled. Rib moved yesterday. What can be done?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emg say I have brachial plexus but MRI showed nothing, doctors can't say what's wrong and my right hand is still week and muscles are still getting week?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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