Are brachial plexus injuries hereditary?

No. The cervical plexus can be stretched 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 plexus 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.This is birth trauma any kid could get.It is not hereditary.
Child birth injury. Brachial plexus injury can be caused during child birth - if there is birthing difficulty.

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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...

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...

Describe the features of a brachial plexus injury.?

Brachial plexus. Mostly relates to baby inability to grasp and holds objects. It is rarely permanent and could relate to trauma during negotiation of birth canal. Rarely is associated with obstetrical maneuvers. There is more and more scientific data suggesting that this injuries occur while in the birth canal. Read more...
Can be bad. Traumatic brachial plexus injuries such as those from motor vehicle accidents cause severe weakness and paralysis of the upper extremity. In it's worst instance, the nerve roots can be avulsed from the spinal cord causing this condition. It can require nerve transfers and complex nerve repair surgery by a specialist in this type of injury. Read more...

How to increase healing for brachial plexus injury?

Let explain. To increase the healing of the brachial plexus injury, first you diagnose it early and treat accordingly, from splinting to major surgery, this way you assure the healing. Some of the injury will recover even if you do that, this way you maximize the healing potential. Read more...

So what are the symptoms of brachial plexus injuries?

Pain and weakness. Brachial plexus injuries typically present with pain or weakness in the shoulder or arm on the affected side. It is a very complicated piece of anatomy, but by seeing what parts of the limb are affected (and possibly doing electrical testing) a neurologist can often narrow down the specific are of plexus involved. Read more...
Many. Weakness of the arm or hand, numbness, tingling, pain in the arm, burning sensation in the arm or hand, paralysis of the arm or hand, atrophy of the muscles of the arm or hand, and many others. Read more...

What's a natural way to treat brachial plexus injuries?

Physical therapy. A physical therapist can suggest a series of exercises to help recover from nerve damage, however much of the recovery is just time for healing. Read more...
Therapy. Brachial plexus injuries are such significant injuries, they should not be treated without a licensed therapist. While it seems you may be able to do this on your own, these injuries are so devastating, they require special therapy and knowledge to improve your function.S. Read more...