WHAT IS BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURY?
Brachial Plexus is a bundle of nerves. These nerves main task is to send signals from the spinal cord to hand, arm & shoulders. A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed or ripped apart from the spinal cord. However, minor brachial plexus injuries are common to occur while playing any sports like football. Also, conditions like tumors or inflammation can sustain brachial plexus injuries. The most severe kind of injury occurs usually from auto or motorcycle accidents. Sometimes these injuries can even leave your arm paralyzed.
CAUSES OF BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURY
There are several ways that can cause brachial plexus injury:
- Sports: Sometimes players experience burners or stingers while playing sports. It’s a type of injury that occurs when nerves in the neck and shoulders are stretched or compressed beyond their limit during playing.
- During childbirth: Newborns sustain a higher chance of brachial plexus injury. This happens if the baby’s neck is stretched to one side. The other reasons are high birth weight, prolonged labor, etc.
- Trauma: There are several types of trauma that often lead to brachial plexus injury. Some of these include- motor vehicle accidents, bullet wounds, motorcycle accidents, etc.
- Tumors and cancer treatment: Sometimes tumors in the body grow along or inside the brachial plexus bundle. In this case, the radiation treatments cause damage to the brachial plexus.
SYMPTOMS OF BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURY
The patient experiences symptoms depending on the location and the nerve type. The common symptoms of brachial plexus injury include:
- Loss of sensation
Patients suffering from brachial plexus injury often report severe pain. The pain is neuropathic in nature. In many cases, the pain lasts for a very long time and makes it very difficult to deal with. Injuries that occur at the level of the spinal cord often produce greater pain compared to injuries more distant from the spinal cord. In addition, people experience a burning numbness when the injury is very near to the spinal cord. This stage is called paresthesias or dysesthesias.
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However, Dr. Solt suggests the therapy only after careful evaluation. She diagnoses the patient’s condition to determine if these therapies are the right choice for them or not. We have a team of experienced medical professionals who use natural healing methods for the treatment of this disease. We offer in-person and video consultation as per the client’s location schedule.