What to Expect if Your Child Has a Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial Plexus Injury

What to Expect if Your Child Has a Brachial Plexus Injury Also known as neonatal brachial plexus palsy, a brachial plexus injury involves tension with nerves in the shoulder and neck that affect arm movement. When your baby has such an injury, it can affect his or her motor skills and, in some cases, leave […]

What Are the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Erb’s Palsy?

Erb’s Palsy

What Are the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Erb’s Palsy? Discovering your baby has a birth injury can be a debilitating feeling, leaving your family in shock. Many birth injury types are avoidable, caused by an unfortunate occurrence or poor medical handling. Erb’s Palsy, which is also called brachial plexus palsy, is one such adverse […]

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Mental Illness: What’s the Link?

Brachial Plexus Injuries Mental Health
Article at a Glance
  • Brachial plexus injuries are injuries to the nerves in the arm or hand, typically occurring during childbirth or in other cases of trauma, such as a car accident. Many brachial plexus injuries heal on their own or with little treatment, but some can cause lifelong damage.
  • Children with brachial plexus injuries may be more likely to also suffer from mental health issues as they get older. Even if the injury is healed, trauma and discrimination — as well as a lack of support — may make girls from low-income families more than twice as susceptible to mental illness than boys from wealthy families.
  • Help is available for those who may have a birth injury claim. Safe Birth Project offers free case reviews for families of children with birth injuries.

Article at a Glance Brachial plexus injuries are injuries to the nerves in the arm or hand, typically occurring during childbirth or in other cases of trauma, such as a car accident. Many brachial plexus injuries heal on their own or with little treatment, but some can cause lifelong damage. Children with brachial plexus injuries […]