Brachial Plexopathy | Neck and Shoulder Pain | MedStar Health

Brachial Plexopathy occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus, the grouping of nerves that connect your spinal cord to your arms. This damage can occur as a result of strain or severe stretching (often in relation to trauma or contact sports), tumors pressing on the nerves, radiation therapy, and inflammation. Patients suffering from this damage will often experience a loss of feeling or movement, pain, or a feeling of electric shock/burning in the arms or neck.

Mild damage can often be resolved without treatment. If pain persists or affects daily activities, the pain specialist may recommend a combination of pain-relieving medication, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery (depending on the severity of the injury).

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

MedStar Health: Medical Center at Lafayette Centre

1133 21st St., NW
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20036

MedStar Health: Medical Center at Brandywine

13950 Brandywine Rd.
Brandywine, MD 20613