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what is brachial plexus


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The Brachial Plexus is the network of nerves (Cervical nerve roots) that innervate your arm. The plexus forms three nerve cords: medial, posterior and lateral cords.  These nerve cords divide and turn into your Musculocutaneous nerve (C5,6,7), your ulnar nerve, your median nerve and your radial nerve. These nerves then descend down into your arm and hand and innervate your muscles. They also provide cutaneous (skin sensation) innervation to your arms/hands.

Do you have a brachial plexus injury? Often called a burner or a stinger, when it gets stretched... how may we help?

 

Nicole Matoushek, MPH, PT

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