Brachial Plexus is a network of nerves which are connected to the spinal cord and are used to send signals to the shoulder, arm or hand. Brachial Plexus injury happens when these nerves are compressed, stretched or ripped apart from the spinal cord. Minor injuries to the brachial plexus takes place in contact sports like football and rugby and heal on their own. Severe brachial plexus injuries happen mostly in fierce road traffic accidents which leaves the patient with one arm paralyzed or with severe movement restriction.
Minor injuries to the brachial plexus would heal with some rest given to the affected arm. However in severe brachial plexus injuries permanent disability may result if timely treatment is not given. This disability could be in the form of weakness of one arm or complete paralysis of the arm.
Even if you feel a burning sensation in the region between the shoulder and collar bone you should consult a neurosurgeon. If there is weakness in one arm then you should definitely go to the neurosurgeon without any delay. Tests like X-Ray, MRI, EMG, Nerve Conduction Velocity and CT Myelography are the best tests that are sometimes advised by neurosurgeon Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa at Medisyn Clinic and IVY Hospital, Mohali in Punjab to diagnose the injury to the brachial plexus.
In cases of severe injury to the brachial plexus, surgical repair is the best solution. Surgery should ideally happen within 6 months of the injury in order to get best results. Brachial Plexus is a very time consuming surgery and therefore most of the neurosurgeons try to avoid this surgery. Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa is considered as one of the topmost and the best neurosurgeon in India for doing the Brachial Plexus Repair Surgery. He is also available at IVY Hospital Mohali in Punjab as Senior Neurosurgeon.
Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa is one of the best trained and highly qualified neurosurgeon for doing Brachial Plexus Surgery at IVY Hospital in Mohali, Punjab. The cost of Brachial Plexus Surgery at IVY Hospital under Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa is Rs. 1.5 - 2.5 lacs depending upon the room category chosen. IVY hospital has the latest microscopes and highly advanced surgical instruments to perform brachial plexus surgery with high level of precision. The hospital stay is 5-7 days and the patient is called to the hospital for removal of stitches 15 days after the surgery. If you have an individual health insurance policy then this surgery is covered after a period of 2 years from the date of inception of the policy. However if you are a beneficiary of company given policy then the surgery is covered from day one. Always go through the terms of your health insurance policy like room rent capping and co-payment to avoid any kind of financial shocks later on.
Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa has excellent academic qualifications and extensive experience in the field of brain and spine surgery.
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