What is Brachial Neuritis?
Brachial Neuritis is inflammation of the brachial plexus – a network of nerves that innervates your shoulder, arm and hand. The disease usually begins with the sudden onset of severe pain in the shoulder or upper arm occurring on one-side of the body . Over time, the pain transitions to weakness, limpness and muscle atrophy of the affected arm or shoulder . Other symptoms may include loss of muscle control or sensation in the shoulder or arm. Brachial Neuritis is sometimes referred to by other names, including: Parsonage-Turner Syndrome; Brachial Plexitis; Brachial Plexopathy; Neuralgic Amyotrophy; and, Brachial Neuropathy.