Car accidents are extremely common. Most of us will experience multiple car accidents throughout our years in the driver’s seat. While most of these accidents are fortunately minor, many people will also experience injuries, sometimes severe injuries, as a result of vehicle collisions.
The types of injuries a person might suffer in a car accident vary widely. A person’s brachial plexus is made up of nerves that start around a person’s shoulder or neck and that control the individual’s elbows, wrists, shoulder, and hands. Injuries to these nerves cause problems with the sensory and motor nerves that carry signals from the brain to various body parts.
This group of nerves is fragile. Pressure on the nerves can cause damage and if the nerves are pulled from the person’s shoulder, the messages from the brain to the arm and back may not be sent.
Injuries to the brachial plexus can be minor and lead to full recoveries, or they can be extremely serious and cause permanent damage. These are common injuries in motorcycle accidents and car crashes.
If a person suffers a brachial plexus injury, he or she might feel numbness in their arm, a sensation like anelectric shock down their arm, or a burning sensation. The feeling can last for a matter of seconds or days in a minor injury.
In more severe cases, the person can lose their feeling in their arm and potentially suffer paralysis of this limb. Moreover, most people with a severe brachial plexus injury can experience extreme shoulder pain.
If the nerves were stretched,then the patient will likely recover with time. In more serious injuries or when scar tissue builds up, the patient might require surgery.
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