Brachial plexus injuries can be debilitating, affecting a person’s ability to use their arms and hands. Revo Rehab is a leading provider of therapy and rehabilitation for patients with Brachial Plexus Injuries. Our multi-disciplinary team of therapists and specialists work together to create a customized treatment plan for each patient.
We offer various services, including physical therapy, and speech therapy. We also provide counseling and support for patients and their families. Our goal is to help our patients regain as much function and independence as possible.
If you or someone you know has been affected by a Brachial Plexus Injury, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about how we can help.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brachial Plexus Injury Treatment
What is brachial plexus injury?
Brachial plexus injury (BPI) is a type of peripheral nerve disorder resulting from trauma to the brachial plexus, a network of nerves that originates in the neck and extends into the arm. BPI can lead to varying levels of impairment, including temporary or permanent loss of feeling and movement in part or all of the arm, shoulder, and hand. BPI is commonly caused by a traumatic event such as an automobile or motorcycle accident, fall, or sports injury.
What are the symptoms of a brachial plexus injury?
The symptoms of a brachial plexus injury can vary depending on the extent and location of damage to the nerves. Common signs and symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or decreased arm, shoulder, or hand movement. In severe cases, there may be partial or complete paralysis of the affected limb.
How is brachial plexus injury treated?
Treating a brachial plexus injury will depend on the severity and cause. Treatment may include physical therapy, medications to control pain and inflammation, nerve block injections, splints or braces, or surgery. Surgery may be used to repair damaged nerves or reposition them to restore movement and sensation.
In some cases, nerve grafts may bridge gaps in the damaged nerves. In cases where the nerve damage is irreversible, assistance devices such as prosthetics can help restore function. Therapy after treatment is essential to help the patient regain strength and range of motion.
Who can diagnose and treat a brachial plexus injury?
A brachial plexus injury is typically diagnosed and treated by a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon specializing in nerve and musculoskeletal conditions. Depending on the severity of the injury, additional specialists such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, or pain management specialists may also be consulted for treatment.
What therapies are used to treat a brachial plexus injury?
The treatment for brachial plexus injuries can vary depending on the severity and location of the damage. Generally, physical therapy or occupational therapy are the main treatments used to manage a brachial plexus injury.
Physical therapy aims to increase the range of motion, strength, and flexibility in affected muscles, while occupational therapy focuses on restoring the ability to use the affected arm and hand. In more severe cases of brachial plexus injury, surgery may be necessary to repair any nerve damage.
How long does it take to recover from a brachial plexus injury?
Recovery from a brachial plexus injury can take months to years, depending on the damage’s severity and any treatments used. The more severe the injury, the longer it will take for recovery. Some people may not recover full function in their affected arm even after seeking treatment. It is essential to work closely with a doctor or physical therapist to determine each individual’s best treatment and recovery plan.
In addition, it is essential to stay optimistic and patient throughout the process, as recovery from a brachial plexus injury can be a long journey.
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