Brachial Plexus Treatment in India

Brachial plexus is a nerve network that sends signals from your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm, and hand. These nerves control the movements of your hands, arms, and wrists. Brachial plexus injuries are caused when these nerves are damaged or ripped apart from the spinal cord. Shoulder trauma, tumors, and inflammations may affect the brachial plexus. The automobile accident causes the most severe brachial plexus injuries.



Symptoms of Brachial Plexus Injuries

Damage to the brachial plexus (upper nerve) tends to happen when your shoulder is pulled down with a force and at the same time your neck is stretched away from the shoulder. The lower nerves are injured when your arm is forced above your head. These injuries can happen in different ways:

  • Sports
  • Congenital issue
  • Trauma
  • Tumors




Side effects of Brachial Plexus Injuries

The symptoms of the injuries depend upon their severity and the common symptoms are:

  • Limp or paralyzed arm
  • No feeling or sensation in the arm or hand
  • Not being able to control or move your arm, hand or wrist


Diagnosis

The doctor examines your arm and hand to check the sensations and movements which helps them to diagnose the brachial plexus injuries. Following diagnostic tests are often used to detect the injuries:

  • Magnate Resonance Imaging(MRI).
  • Computed Tomography(CT scan)
  • Electromyogram
  • X-ray


Treatment

Some of the brachial plexus injuries are treated with the surgeries to repair the damaged nerves. The physical therapy helps to restore the movement and sensations in the arms and hands. However, these injuries don’t always require treatment, sometimes, they heal without the treatment.

It is important to understand that the brachial plexus injuries heal well when they are not severe. People with minor or early sign signs of brachial plexus injuries have a 90-100% chance of restoring the normal functionality of the arm and hand.



Lecturing on Minimally invasive spinal surgery at recently concluded meeting by Artemis hospitals Gurugram.