Brachial Plexus Injuries
The Brachial Plexus is a bundle of nerves that send signals to and from the spine to the arms, shoulder, and hands. Over stretching or compressing the nerves in an injury can cause a brachial plexus injury. Injuries may also cause the nerves to pull away from the spinal cord. Other causes of brachial plexus injury or restriction can be from inflammation or tumor pressing on the nerves. Compression on these nerves can cause an individual to feel numbness or even experience paralysis.
Conditions resulting in Brachial Plexus Injury:
- Contact Sports
- Difficult Births
- Radiation Treatment
Symptoms of a Brachial Plexus Injury
- Sensations of electric shock or burning shooting down the arm
- Numbness or weakness in the arm
- Restriction or inability to move in the arm, hand, or shoulder
Brachial Plexus Injury Treatment
ASTR is a holistic, noninvasive, pain free approach to reaching pain relief without the use of medication. Patented ASTR tools are used to break down and clear existing scar tissue and myofascial restriction. Special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscles to bring the injured area back to normal function.