Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that transmit signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Brachial plexus injuries usually include stretching or tears to the network of nerves in the neck and shoulder.

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • A limp or paralyzed arm
  • Decreased muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
  • Loss of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand

Treatment

  • Medications
  • Physical therapy exercises
  • Surgery including nerve grafts or nerve transfers