Dr. Sanjay Bhaumik is a consultant neurologist for more than 25 years now. Moreover, he is a dynamic and experienced neurologist who has been serving his patients for the past three decades. Apart from this, he is also an alumnus of various reputed medical concerns in India. Dr. Sanjay Bhaumik went onto complete his MD in Internal Medicine from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. In addition to this, he also completed his DM in Neurology All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Apart from this, he has completed a neurology speciality certificate from the Royal College of Physician, UK.
Dr. Sanjay Bhaumik’s areas of expertise lies in treating headache of various types: migraine, tension-type, cluster headache, etc., neuralgic pain of various etiologies: trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, radicular pain, adult epilepsy, diagnosis and management of stroke including intravenous thrombolysis, dizziness, syncope, vertigo, multiple sclerosis and various other demyelinating illness, Parkinson's disease, various movement disorders: dystonia, chorea, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, neuromuscular disease: peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle disease, and myasthenia gravis. At present, Dr. Sanjay Bhaumik is working with the Medeor Hospital, Dubai, UAE as a consultant 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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