Brachial Plexus Disorder

The nerves that supply the skin and muscles of the shoulder, arm, and hand emerge from the spine and form the brachial plexus. This complex collection of nerves (located between the spine and the shoulder joint) are prone to injury, resulting in nerve-related conditions and entrapments. Milder injuries constitute thoracic outlet syndrome, but more serious examples typically fall under the diagnosis of brachial plexus disorder.

Severe trauma can injure the nerves of the brachial plexus, stretch them severely, or even break or tear them. The most common causes of severe injuries to the brachial plexus are motor vehicle injuries – particularly motorcycle injuries – and severe blows to the shoulder.

Neurography scan of brachial plexus syndrome

Neurography scan of brachial plexus syndrome

Brachial plexus disorder can also arise from childbirth, when infants undergoing a difficult delivery experience a “caught” shoulder in the birth canal.

Some brachial plexus disorders can be so severe that they result in arm paralysis.

Whatever the symptoms, the best course of action is to undergo a magnetic resonance neurography scan from The Neurography Institute. The scan can provide your physician or surgeon with an accurate diagnosis of brachial plexus disorder, allowing them to craft a resolution strategy that results in a pain-free lifestyle for you.

Take the first step – request an appointment from our Birmingham Nerve Scan Center.

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