What is brachial neuritis? | Neurologist in Mumbai | Dr. Amit Shah

Brachial neuritis is a kind of peripheral neuropathy that affects the nerves that run from the chest to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that causes discomfort or loss of function in the nerves that transmit information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to other regions of the body. Brachial neuritis is a rather uncommon disorder.

Brachial neuritis is also known as brachial neuropathy or damage to the brachial plexus. The injury to the brachial nerves happens quickly and unexpectedly in acute brachial neuritis. It isn't related to any other injury or health condition. This condition is also known as Parsonage-Turner syndrome or neuralgic amyotrophy.

Brachial neuritis mostly affects the lower brachial plexus nerves in the arm and hand. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that connects the spinal cord to the chest, shoulder, arms, and hands. Typically, this illness affects just one side of the body. However, it may also affect other nerves and regions of the body.

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