Brachial plexopathy occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus, the grouping of nerves that connect your spinal cord to your arms. This damage can occur as a result of strain or severe stretching (often in relation to trauma or contact sports), tumors pressing on the nerves, radiation therapy, and inflammation. Patients suffering from brachial plexopathy will often experience a loss of feeling or movement, pain, or a feeling of electric shock/burning in the arms or neck.
Mild brachial plexopathy damage can often be resolved without treatment. If pain persists or affects daily activities, the pain specialist may recommend a combination of pain relieving medication, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery (depending on the severity of the injury).
Pain Management Locations
To find a pain management specialist,
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre
1133 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
MedStar Health at Brandywine
13950 Brandywine Road
Brandywine, MD 20613