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Old 07-05-2007, 04:27 AM   #1
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Question Brachial Plexus injury

Has anyone suffered a Brachial Plexus injury? I injured 5 body parts a year ago May. One being my neck and one being my shoulder. Neck was doing good through PT . Had surgery to remove 10 bone spurs, the tip of the acromium bone and a 2 inch rotator cuff repair. Was coming along great until I had a PT pull my arm so hard something snapped, my pec blew up and so did the area above my collar bone. Spine specialist think I have a Brachial Plexus injury. Am waiting for authorization to have an MRI of the area. 4 weeks post -op on the shoulder the surgeon was thrilled at how loose it was and moving freely. Now being 10 weeks post--op I have frozen shoulder. I believe the PT not doing any strengthening on my shoulder and only stretching until I was screamin in pain did more damage and also pulled something in the Brachial Plexus area. Any advise. the pain is unbearable 24/7. No pain killers work. Got two injections on Tuesday in my shoulder and am hoping htis helps somewhat. I am so disgusted.


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Re: Brachial Plexus injury

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With regard to the Bracial Plexus:

There are four types of nerve injuries to the brachial plexus.


1)Avulsion injuries, where the nerve is torn from its attachment to the spinal cord, a serious type of injury.

2)Rupture injuries, where the nerve is torn, but not at the spinal cord.

3)Neuroma injuries: now these injuries result from scar tissue that forms and puts pressure on the nerve.

4)Stretch injuries: now these injuries, known as neurapraxia (new-rah-PRAK-see-ah) are the most common. The nerve is damaged but not torn. Normally, these injuries heal on their own, usually within three months.

Treatments include occupational or physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery.

Keep your head up; you will find answers.

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Re: Brachial Plexus injury

Thanks FTM......I am awaiting a Pre-Cert to have the MRI of the Brachial Plexus done. My spine surgeon is pretty sure I have an injury in that area but wants to be sure how severe it is. I also have frozen shoulder syndrome at this point from PT. They tore and stretched until all muscles upper body are screaming and that has made me lock my arm down. 4 weeks post-op the shoulder was moving wonderfully. The only addition after that was PT. I am so annoyed.

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Re: Brachial Plexus injury

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You can also try posting on the Burns and Injuries board.

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