It is important to remember that every Brachial Plexus Injury is different, and will therefore result is a variety of different symptoms depending on severity.

Here are a few that you may experience:

Pain – You may experience mild or severe pain, but there are a lot of different ways this can be managed. In a few of the most severe cases it possible to experience a burning type pain, in the affected limb. There are a range of different drug treatments available; your doctor will prescribe you the ones best for you. Some people find less conventional ways of pain management useful e.g. meditation, relaxation techniques.

Loss of sensation – This could be permanent or temporary, and can vary from being just parts of the arm/ shoulder or the entire arm. There are treatments available which could help you to regain sensation over time.

Muscle weakness – Muscle weakness may only be temporary, and can often be improved with physiotherapy. Staying as physically fit as possible will benefit you greatly, it will keep your healthy muscles strong and build up the weakened ones.

Paralysis – Paralysis may occur in some of the muscles in the arm or, in the worst cases, the whole arm. Paralysis is often only temporary and can sometimes be improved with surgery.

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