Dr. Bobby Baby Panikulam is a specialist neurologist for the past 20 years now. He went onto complete his MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) and then DNB (Diplomate of National Board) in General Medicine. In addition to these, Dr. Bobby Baby Panikulam went onto complete his DM (Doctorate of Medicine) in Neurology from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India.
Dr. Bobby Baby Panikulam has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of various seizure disorders, management of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinsons, study of nerve condition, electromyography, repetitive nerve stimulation study, EEG, and sleep lab, management of neuromuscular disorders, peripheral neuropathies, chronic pain, neuro-infections, sleep disorders, management and treatment of stroke, comprehensive neurorehabilitation including physiotherapy and occupational therapy, and treatment of headaches such as migraines and tension headaches. At present, Dr. Bobby Baby Panikulam is working as a consultant neurologist at the LLH Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He treats s all his patients with the utmost care and takes good care of them. Dr. Bobby has experience of working with various private hospitals where he gained an ample amount of exposure as a neurologist.
Brachial plexus injury is a medical emergency caused due to an injury to the brachial plexus group of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm, and hand. These nerves control and administer feelings in the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and arm. This damage is also known as brachial plexopathy. Brachial plexus injury appears when these nerves are compressed, stretched, or in the most serious case, ripped apart from the spinal cord. Some brachial plexus injuries known as stingers or burners are inconsequential and will completely recover in a few weeks. However, other brachial plexus injuries are severe enough and may cause some permanent impairment in the arm. In severe conditions, it can paralyze your arm, with a failure of function and sensation.
Brachial plexus injury results when the brachial nerves are damaged by excessive stretching, pressure, or cutting. Stretching can occur when your shoulder is forced down while your neck stretches up and away from the injured shoulder such as during a motorcycle or a car accident. In case of a serious injury, the brachial nerve may rip off the spinal cord in the neck. This type of brachial plexus injury is classified as traumatic brachial plexus injuries. It may occur because of different reasons, including:
Brachial plexopathy may also result from exposure to radiation at the time of stereotactic radiosurgery or specific procedures such as stereotactic breast biopsy.
Symptoms of the brachial plexus injury depend on the seriousness of the injury. A minor injury can often occur during any contact sport and minor trauma when the brachial plexus nerves get stretched or compressed. Minor brachial plexus injury symptoms include the following:
More serious brachial plexus injury symptoms result when nerves are torn or ruptured. Such injuries may produce the following symptoms:
In case of childbirth brachial plexus injury, symptoms can be seen right after the birth of the child. These may include:
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