Our brain controls the body using large string-like structures called nerves. Just as puppet strings control our movements, these nerves can be considered threads. Therefore, is a connection between our brain and other body parts. Any injury or break in this connection can lead to the brain losing control over that part.
A Brachial Plexus is a group of nerves in our hands, from the shoulders to our fingers. When damaged through nerve injury or loss of sensitivity, this connection can cause Brachial plexus injury.
Occupational Therapists at TheraCure are trained professionals who provide therapy sessions for individuals suffering from developmental disorders and injuries such as Brachial Plexus Injury.
An injury to the hand can be caused by many things, including accidents or increased pressure on the hand, with damage caused during birth being the most common cause. This injury cuts out the connection between the brain and the arm and can lead to a seizure in arm movements, hand movements, or even shoulder movements.
Complications at birth usually cause this injury. This injury, therefore, has a higher chance of being present since birth, although there could be other reasons like accidents.
This injury can lead to a loss in the ability to move your hind limb/s. However, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible to get better. Occupational Therapists can treat Brachial Plexus Injury, which we will discuss now.
Treating Brachial Plexus Injuries
Being incapable of moving a part of your body, such as your arm, has always helped us perform various day-to-day activities. It gives one a feeling of disparity, but you don’t have to be despairing because there is therapy to make you better.
Occupational Therapy is a practical method to adapt and learn skills to live normally.