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Jack101971
07-27-2015, 03:09 AM
Has anyone ever had a brachial plexus injury that resulted from impacting their seatbelt? Cervical mri was clear.

teteri66
07-27-2015, 06:01 AM
What symptoms are you having? Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of brachial plexus injuries. I would suggest you get in to see a specialist who has experience with this type of injury as quickly as possible. If the injury requires surgery, it is important to have it within the first seven months. Beyond that timeframe, damage to muscles and nerves is more likely to become permanent.

I imagine you will need an EMG/nerve conduction study to check for nerve damage.

Jack101971
07-27-2015, 06:36 PM
What symptoms are you having? Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of brachial plexus injuries. I would suggest you get in to see a specialist who has experience with this type of injury as quickly as possible. If the injury requires surgery, it is important to have it within the first seven months. Beyond that timeframe, damage to muscles and nerves is more likely to become permanent.

I imagine you will need an EMG/nerve conduction study to check for nerve damage.
The idiot neurologist I was referred to stopped the test and said CARPAL TUNNEL. Duh. Apparently the emg was giving him all the info for that and he stopped and ordered a 3rd MRI. It's not my neck. He's desperately trying to verify his diagnosis, instead of finding the real problem. Workers comp. Good luck getting to see a real doctor. I'm fed up.

Jack101971
07-27-2015, 06:52 PM
The idiot neurologist I was referred to stopped the test and said CARPAL TUNNEL. Duh. Apparently the emg was giving him all the info for that and he stopped and ordered a 3rd MRI. It's not my neck. He's desperately trying to verify his diagnosis, instead of finding the real problem. Workers comp. Good luck getting to see a real doctor. I'm fed up.
I'm certain the brachial plexus is damaged. But I believe it also injured my Sacrum or lumbar area. No tests on any of that yet. Between the ambulance chasers and the scumbag court doctors, I'm screwed. So Pardon my attitude.

Jack101971
07-27-2015, 06:59 PM
Teteri you actually responded in another thread. If you look at my post about spinal pain and circulation, I explain what happened and what is going on.

teteri66
07-28-2015, 05:37 AM
OK. I reread that thread and see the background information. Did the thoracic MRI reveal anything? I would think it would show the condition of the brachial plexus nerves.

Jack101971
07-28-2015, 08:44 AM
OK. I reread that thread and see the background information. Did the thoracic MRI reveal anything? I would think it would show the condition of the brachial plexus nerves.

They never even looked at that part. They're so desperate to prove it's a disc that they never looked for anything else. Plus the film looked like a 25 year old polaroid took it. Poor quality, just like the first Cervical MRI. That was the reason for the second cervical mri. I'm fairly certain they have cost me a lot of improvement by stalling and not listening to me. Luckily I do my own physical therapy and have improved a lot on my own. I just don't like the numbness and weakness. I suppose I am lucky I have almost full range of motion. My arms are alright. My neck has to be still or everything starts to hurt again and swell. I think it wants to heal and gets pulled when I drive. (18 wheeler. Bad roads). I'll eventually heal and be ok, but the system we have is almost a total failure.