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My first rib injury two years ago has caused brachial plexus injury as well. I know there are drugs and took gabapentin. What else besides drugs?

PT, massage, acupunc. You may wish to try, in addition to your pt, acupuncture, and or massage therapy. Don't do anything without consulting with the physician familiar with your injury first. Best wish for a speedy recovery. Read more...

Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain. Recent diagnosis of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Changes of recovering?

Minimal. It seems you had enough time for spontaneous recovery. I would seek surgical correction of the rib to remove any pressure on the brachial plexus. Read more...

Confirmed first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Nerve root C5 and C6 injured at brachial plexus near first rib. Chances of healing?

Brachial plexus . Depends on the length of time since the injury and the extent of the injury. If it involves the insulation of the nerves (myelin) recovery is 3 weeks to 3 months if no further injury. If the wires themselves (axons) are injured it depends on how bad they are injured. Can take 6-12 months if not injured past point of ability to repair. Read more...
Nerve injury. The answer depends entirely on the type of injury to the nerve. If the outer sheath of the nerve was damage, recovery could be as quick as 2-3 months. If the axon of the nerve was cut completely, there will be no recovery. If the axon was partially damaged, it depends on the percent of fibers that remain. Recovery in this instance can take up to two years. An EMG test can give you prognosis. Read more...

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...