What are the symptoms associated with brachial plexus injury?

Pain, numb, weak. A brachial plexus injury is a nerve injury. Resulting symptoms can include nerve pain (typically a burning sensation), numbness, tingling and weakness of the upper extremity. Fortunately, most brachial plexus injuries heal simply with time, in a matter of hours to months, depending on severity. Treatment of your symptoms can be directed by your physician.

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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...

Baby has brachial plexus injury. Why?

Most likely from. Delivery method some time the brachial plexus injury happened from traction on certain part of body in process of delivering the baby. Good luck. Read more...
Orthopedic surgeon. He will take it fro you, it will okay. Thanks. Read more...

What is a brachial plexus injury like?

Arm paralysis. Brachial plexus injuries (usually congenital) are serious morbid conditions resulting from trauma on the nerves travelling from the neck to the arm. They cause permanent paralysis of the affected arm. Physical therapy can help. Fortunately, this complication occurs very rarely even in cases of shoulder dystocia; its overall incidence is 0.04 to 0.2% of live births. Read more...

How can I treat a brachial plexus injury?

Wait for healing. Most brachial plexus injuries from car or motorcycle crashes involve stretching the nerves. Although they are not usually completely torn apart, they can take a long time to heal. In some cases, they do not heal at all. You can see a neurologist, and nerve conduction studies can be performed to document recovery. Read more...

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...
A little. You likely could have localized pain, even inflammation, which could respond to massage in terms of symptomatic relief, but this is NOT curative, or substantially beneficial over the long-term. However, will not hurt, so OK to get done. Maybe acupuncture could also assist your symptoms. Read more...

What are the tests for brachial plexus injury?

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...