Re: Brachial Plexus injury
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.
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