Helpful guidelines

What causes brachial neuropathy?

What causes brachial neuropathy?

The cause of brachial neuritis is unknown. In some instances, the symptoms of brachial neuritis seem to be related to another illness or injury. At other times, however, the pain and weakness associated with the disease occur without any explanation.

Can brachial plexus injury be permanent?

Brachial plexus injuries can cause permanent weakness or disability. Even if yours seems minor, you may need medical care. See your doctor if you have: Recurrent burners and stingers.

What is the prognosis of brachial plexus injuries?

The prognosis for most babies born with brachial plexus injuries is good, but there is a potential for complications. One of these is the development of palsy. Depending on the severity of the injury, a child may experience weakness in the affected area, with partial or total paralysis, and varying degrees of loss of sensation in the arm, wrist, or hand.

Does anyone heal with a brachial plexus injury?

Some people, particularly babies with a brachial plexus birth injury or adults with neuropraxia, recover without any treatment, though it can take as long as several weeks or months for the injury to heal. Certain exercises can help with healing and function, but more severe injuries may require surgery.

What do patients expect from brachial plexus surgery?

Surgery to repair brachial plexus nerves should generally occur within six months after the injury. Surgeries that occur later than that have lower success rates. Nerve tissue grows slowly, so it can take several years to know the full benefit of surgery. During the recovery period, you must keep your joints flexible with a program of exercises.

Can a brachial plexus injury be treated completely?

While some brachial plexus injuries are minor and heal completely without medical intervention, others are so severe they cause permanent disability in the arm.