An injury such as this, occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord.
Minor brachial plexus injuries, known as stingers or burners, are common in contact sports. Babies can sometimes sustain a brachial plexus injury during birth injuries during birth. Other conditions such as inflammation or tumours may affect the brachial plexus.
Severe brachial plexus injuries usually result from motor vehicle accidents. These severe injuries can leave your arm paralysed, however, surgery may help restore function.
Signs and symptoms of a brachial plexus injury can vary greatly, depending on the severity and location of your injury. Usually only one arm is affected.
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