Dr Pratarn Nanta-Aree is a reputed neurologist with over 18 years of experience in his field. He is currently working at the Bangpakok 9 International Hospital (BPK 9), Bangkok, Thailand. He obtained his medical degree in internal medicine from the Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. He then went on to do an Internship at the Chiangmai Neurological Hospital, followed by Neurology Residency at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibadi Hospital, Mahidol University. He specialises in nerve damage and other nervous disorder diagnosis and treatment.
Dr Pratarn Nanta-Aree is a member of various international and national societies. He also has a board certification in Medicine Ramathibadi Hospital, Mahidol University. He is fluent in Thai and English.
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:
Dr Pratarn Nanta-Aree has over 18 years of experience in his field.
Dr Pratarn Nanta-Aree specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of nerve disorders.
Yes, Dr Pratarn provides online consultation through MediGence.
It costs 81 USD for online consultation with Dr Pratarn.
Dr Pratarn has a board certification in Medicine Ramathibadi Hospital, Mahidol University.
Neurologists such as Dr Pratarn specialise in disorders of the brain and spinal cord along with nerve disorders as well. He is a professional when it comes to diagnosis and treatment of these disorders by adequate medications.
He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.
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