BRACHIAL NEURITIS (PARSONAGE-TURNER SYNDROME)
Brachial Neuritis (also known as Parsonage-Turner Syndrome) is inflammation of the nerves in the brachial plexus that causes sudden-onset shoulder and arm pain generally resulting in subsequent weakness or numbness.
SYMPTOMS OF BRACHIAL NEURITIS:
Brachial Neuritis is inflammation of the brachial plexus-the nerve bundle that affects your shoulder, arm, and hand.
Initially, symptoms may include:
- Severe, sharp pain or burning in the upper arm or shoulder
- Chronic arm and shoulder pain with no apparent cause
A couple weeks to months following the onset of severe pain, the pain eventually subsides and instead the condition transitions and may include such symptoms:
- Weakness in the affected shoulder and arm (although less common, pain and weakness may appear bilaterally)
- Muscle atrophy in the shoulder or arm
- Loss of muscle control & sensory loss (including motor deficits)
- Sensory loss including motor deficits
Please note that the syndrome may vary greatly in presentation and nerve involvement.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES FOR BRACHIAL NEURITIS:
Note that Brachial Neuritis is sometimes referred to as other names including:
- Neuralgic Amyotrophy
- Parsonage-Turner Syndrome
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