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Brechial Plexis Pain

Hey all I thought I would give this forum a try in my research. So I suffered a Brechial Plexis injury in February 19 and had reconstructive nerve surgery in April 19. It was a very lengthy surgery but we all feel good about it.  The nerves were re-attached to my C5 and much grafting took place.  I am now 3 months post surgery with chronic pain and no movement to my right arm as of yet.  I am prescribed 1800mg of Gabapentin daily as well as Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen.  Also 5mg of oxycodone when pains tough not to exceed 10mg a day. I am constantly buying new slings and researching techniques or ways to help the pain any insight to this injury would be appreciated!  Scott

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  • @BreachialGuy

    Is this similar to thoracic outlet syndrome?

    I'm curious. I know the brachial plexus involves nerves from the neck to the arms.

    Regardless,  I would advise contacting your specialist to get advice. 

    Nerve regeneration takes time, but you should speak to a professional regarding your personal experience and situation.

    Let us know how you get on. 

    Best wishes 

    Angie 

  • @angie29 I am not familiar but did research and it looks similar in many ways. I do consult my doctor frequently as well as pain management specialist. I am looking for additional support or ideas to manage pain and regeneration. Any additional information will help. I start PT on the 20th. 

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  • @BreachialGuy

    How are you doing now?

    What procedure did you actually have? 

    Please let us know how you get on with PT, it could be a case of the nerves regenerating? Which can be a long process. 

    Best wishes 

    Angie 

  • @angie29 I am figuring it  out. So I had Brechial plexis reconstructive surgery. 15 hour surgery to graft nerves from in my ribs to my neck area as well as brechial area. Its been 4 months I have no movement and minimal feeling. I am told this is a long process so just trying to stay positive and deal with the consistent pain unfortunately. I am looking forward to PT coming up to get more ideas. I ride a stationary bike now and get out a bit but not playing golf like the prior norm!  

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