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Brachial Plexus Injury


The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm and hand. A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord. Signs and symptoms of a brachial plexus injury can vary greatly, depending on the severity and location of your injury. Usually only one arm is affected. Some of the most common symptoms include: •A feeling like an electric shock or a burning sensation shooting down your arm •Numbness and weakness in your arm •Weakness or inability to use certain muscles in your hand, arm or shoulder •Complete lack of movement and feeling in your arm, including your shoulder and hand •Severe pain Physiotherapy treatment for BP injury varies significantly according to the type and severity of the injury. Usually the physiotherapy treatment involves: •Pain management via Electro-therapy •Development of strength, flexibility, stamina and co-ordination •Maintaining ROM via passive movements, exercise therapy, splinting and positioning and protection of denervated dermatomes. •Functional training and adoption adaptive devices if needed. •Managing chronic edema via education and compression garments.

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