Peripheral nerve injuries are a common result of complex trauma to the upper extremity.
Signs and Symptoms of Brachial Plexus Injury
The signs and symptoms of brachial plexus and other complex neurologic trauma vary based on the area of injury and the amount of damage. When these nerves are not functioning optimally, patients may feel:
- Burning sensations
- Electric shock-like sensations that travel up or down their arm
an inability to move their hand, wrist, or arm
These painful symptoms can often be debilitating if left untreated and typically only affect one side of the body.