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What Is the Brachial Plexus?

What Is the Brachial Plexus?

A: The brachial plexus is a group of nerve cords that travel from your spine in between your collarbone and ribcage before reaching your arm.

Because the brachial plexus path runs through this small space between two movable bones, injury can occur if the bones pinch the nerve. Injuries can occur also as a result of excessive stretching of the nerve. The brachial plexus can be injured by falling onto your side, or traffic accidents, especially motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents.

In addition, birth injuries as a result of shoulder dystocia can cause severe brachial plexus damage resulting in Erb’s Palsy.


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