Brachial Plexus Injury
What Causes This Injury?
Running from the spinal cord through the neck and up to the arms, when you sustain an injury to the brachial plexus, it can have an effect on the communication with the upper body. This injury happens to any part of the nerve fibers, and the injury has a range anywhere from mild to severe. With mild cases, it can heal, but if your child sustains a more serious injury, it can last for a long time.
When it comes to the most common causes of this injury, it happens when there is excessive stretching. It could also happen during forced labor or a forced delivery. For most of the circumstances, the delivery will put a lot of stress on the child. In addition, a vacuum extraction tool or a forceps can cause an injury. Maternal obesity or maternal diabetes can cause this because of how it will increase the size of the child and cause problems. A doctor must apply a highly precise amount of pressure when he goes to deliver the child, or it can cause an injury.