Brachial Plexus Injury

The Brachial Plexus is a network of nerves that control the movement and sensation in the shoulder, arm, and hand. Brachial Plexus Injuries occur when these nerves are damaged, often due to trauma or stretching. The severity of the injury can range from mild to severe, impacting motor function and sensory abilities in the affected limb.


Brachial Plexus Injuries can result from various causes, including:

  • Traumatic Events:

    High-impact accidents, such as automobile collisions or falls, can lead to brachial plexus injuries..

  • Birth Injuries:

    Newborns may experience brachial plexus injuries during a difficult delivery, especially if excessive force is applied during the birthing process.

  • Sports Injuries:

    Athletes engaged in contact sports may be at risk of brachial plexus injuries, particularly if there is a direct impact on the shoulder or neck.


Symptoms of a Brachial Plexus Injury may include:

  • Weakness or paralysis in the arm.

  • Numbness or loss of sensation.

  • Pain or discomfort.

  • Limited range of motion.


Accurate diagnosis is essential for developing an effective treatment plan. Diagnostic methods may include:

  • Physical Examination:

    A thorough examination to assess strength, sensation, and range of motion.

  • Imaging Studies:

    X-rays, MRI, or CT scans to visualize the brachial plexus and identify the extent of nerve damage.

Treatment Options:

Treatment for Brachial Plexus Injuries depends on the severity of the injury and may include:

  • Physical Therapy:

    Targeted exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and function.

  • Bracing or Splinting:

    Supportive devices to aid in the recovery process.

  • Surgery:

    In severe cases, surgical intervention, such as nerve repair or grafting, may be recommended to restore function.

  • Pain Management:

    Medications or injections to alleviate pain associated with the injury.


Recovery from a Brachial Plexus Injury is often a gradual process. Our team is dedicated to supporting patients throughout their rehabilitation journey, monitoring progress, and adjusting treatment plans as needed.

If you or a loved one is dealing with a Brachial Plexus Injury, our experienced team is here to help. Contact us to schedule a consultation and explore personalized treatment options tailored to your unique needs. We are committed to providing comprehensive care and helping you regain optimal function and quality of life.