Brachial plexus neuropathy (BPN) is a type of peripheral neuropathy which refers to damage of a single nerve or group of nerves. BPN occurs when nerves in your upper shoulder area become damaged and cause severe pain in your shoulders or arms, also limiting movement and decreased sensation.
Damage to the brachial plexus are most commonly a result from injury, pressure from tumors, or radiation therapy damage.
- Pain in shoulders and arms
- Limited movement
- Decreased sensation
Managing and Treating BPN
BPN is an uncommon condition, and its presentation may be misleading. It can sometimes be misdiagnosed as cervical disc herniation, so proper evaluation is essential to assigning the right treatment. Understanding the underlying cause of your BPN is necessary to correct it for optimum range of motion post recovery.