Brachial Plexus Injuries
What are Brachial Plexus injuries?
The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder and arms. It can occur when nerves are stretched, compressed, or in some cases, tears occur in the spinal cord. These injuries can be seen more frequently in contact sports such as football. It also occurs as a result of injury to the plexus, which emerges from the vertebrae in the neck region and forms the nerves of the arm, during birth. Some traumas can also cause this disease.
What are the symptoms of Brachial Plexus injuries?
The diagnosis of the disease is made as a result of physical examination, examinations such as shoulder MRI and EMG. Symptoms can be seen as numbness in the shoulder, loss of sensation, numbness in the hand or arms, loss of strength in the arm and hand, pain in the shoulder, arm or hands.
How is the treatment in Brachial Plexus injury cases?
In physical therapy and rehabilitation applications, electrical stimulation, electrotherapy, orthosis use and other treatments are successfully performed in our hospital.