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A brachial plexus is a group of nerves that come from the spinal cord in the neck and go down the arm. These nerves control the muscles of the shoulder, wrist, hand and elbow. They also provide feeling in the arm. Minor brachial plexus injuries completely recover in several weeks, but severe injuries can cause some permanent disability in the arm. Stretching, pressure or cutting can cause damage to these nerves. In severe cases, the nerves can tear out of the spinal cord in the neck. Symptoms: Nerve injuries can halt signals to and from the brain. It prevents the muscles of the arm and hands from working properly. It also causes loss of feeling in the area.
HOW IS BRACHIAL PLEXUS DIAGNOSED?
The physician performs examinations of the arm and hands to check the strength of muscles and presence of feeling in different areas. Testing, such as MRI scans, CT scan/myelography may be recommended. A Nerve Conduction Study/Electromyogram (NCS/EMG) is also recommended to measure the electrical activity transmitted by nerves and muscles.
HOW IS BRACHIAL PLEXUS TREATED?
Treatment depends on several factors including the severity of the injury, the type of injury, the length of time since the injury and other existing conditions. Surgical repair is often required for nerves in severe cases. Surgery to repair brachial plexus nerves should generally occur within six to seven months after the injury. The types of surgery are nerve transfer, nerve graft and muscle transfer. Painkillers are prescribed to control the pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tumors that may occur in the brachial plexus are schwannomas, neurofibromas and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Motorcyclists or sports people are the most prone to such injuries.