Parsonage-Turner. The plexus can be involved in widespread nerve disorders, such a nutritional deficiency or diabetes, but can be a site of tumor spread such as lung or breast. An autoimmune process, pars-turn, could occur after surgery, infections, or perhaps spontaneous. Trauma might affect the plexus by causing thoracic outlet syndrome, or brachial plexus stretch. Pain, numbs weakness in arm present.
Pain. It occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus, an area where a nerve bundle from the spinal cord splits into the individual arm nerves. Damage to the brachial plexus is usually related to direct injury to the nerve, stretching injuries (including birth trauma), pressure from tumors in the area, or damage that results from radiation therapy.
Could taking lyrica (pregabalin) affect the results of an mr neurography study? Brachial plexus neuropathy...
Good Question. This is a great question. I have not been able to find any research suggesting that Lyrica (pregabalin) could affect the results of an mr neurogram. Mr neurograms are relatively new, so I'm sure more information on this will become available soon.
No. No it should not.
It varies.. Symptoms can include severe pain, numbness, or weakness in the affected arm and shoulder. Make an appointment to see your physician if you're concerned.
Both.. While nerve conduction velocities can often diagnose and pinpoint a brachial plexus injury, adding an EMG will give you the best results in terms of obtaining a diagnosis and determining the best method of treatment.
Yes. When of the methods to treat brachial plexus injury is to use splints to avoid contractures.
Variety of therapies. But for thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, and brachial plexus stretch injuries, find FELDENKREIS approach very useful. Hope that is what you seek.
Not common. Depends on the injury. Actual nerve rupture may benefit from surgical correction. Most plexus injuries will heal with time and therapy. I would make sure anyone suggesting this type of surgery is an expert.
Brachial Plexus. There are a variety of repair procedures for the brachial plexus. Direct end to end anastomoses is optimal for return of function but results can also good for cable grafts from the leg. Other options involve the transfer of one nerve to another and a classic example is the spinal accessory to suprascapular for a C5 root avulsion. Generally a return to 3/5 anti-gravity strength is a good outcome.
Several options. A brachial plexus repair with nerve grafting can be done. If you are already post-op or not a surgical candidate then spinal cord stimulation or peripheral nerve stimulation can be done to help control your pain.
Vaccines/brachial pl. No vaccine causes that.
Varieble. If acute, might use steroids, but if chronic, analgesics, and physical therapy. If thoracic outlet syndrome, maybe Feldenkries postural therapy, but if unresponsive, perhaps surgical decompression. If rootlets avulsed from spinal cord, no reversibility, and must treat with palliation.