Axillary nerve dysfunction

Axillary nerve dysfunction is a loss of movement or sensation of the shoulder because of nerve damage .
Overview
Numbness over part of the outer shoulderShoulder weaknessDifficulty lifting objects with the sore armDifficulty lifting arm above the head sore neck muscles - shoulder aches - back pain upper and lower - arm and finger tingling, numbness and or pain While many of these symptoms have been connected with TMJ Dysfunction
Symptoms
Some people do not need treatment , and they get better on their own but the rate of recovery is variable and can take many months.Anti - inflammatory medications may be given if you have sudden symptoms , little sensation or movement changes , no history of injury to the area , and no signs of nerve damage . These medicines reduce swelling and pressure on the nerve . They may be injected directly into the area or taken by mouth.You may need over - the - counter or prescription pain medicines to control pain . As the pain or dysfunction changes, the splint usually needs adjustment. If you have stabbing pains , your doctor may prescribe other medications , such as carbamazepine , gabapentin , or certain tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline or nortriptyline.If your symptoms continue or get worse , you may need surgery . Surgery may be done to see if a trapped nerve is causing your symptoms . In this case , surgery to release the nerve may help you feel better.Physical therapy may help you maintain muscle strength . Job changes , muscle retraining , or other forms of therapy may be recommended .
Treatment
Axillary nerve dysfunction is a form of peripheral neuropathy . It occurs when there is damage to the axillary nerve , which supplies the deltoid muscles of the shoulder . A problem with just one nerve group , such as the axillary nerve , is called mononeuropathy.The usual causes include direct trauma , prolonged pressure on the nerve , and compression of the nerve from nearby body structures . Entrapment involves pressure on the nerve where it passes through a narrow structure.The damage may include destruction of the myelin sheath of the nerve or destruction of part of the nerve cell -LRB- the axon -RRB- . Damage to the axon slows or prevents conduction of impulses through the nerve.Direct injury to the shoulder and pressure on the nerve can lead to axillary nerve dysfunction.Conditions associated with axillary nerve dysfunction include : Fracture of the upper arm bonePressure from casts or splintsImproper use of crutchesShoulder dislocationBody - wide disorders that cause nerve inflammationIn some cases , no cause can be identified . Calcium channel dysfunction in the brain causes migraine and calcium channel dysfunction in the inner ear causes the depolarisation of hair cells, sometimes resulting in cell death.
Causes
Your health care provider will examine the arm and shoulder . There may be weakness of the shoulder with difficulty moving the arm.The deltoid muscle of the shoulder may show signs of muscle atrophy.Tests that reveal axillary nerve dysfunction may include : EMG -- will be normal right after the injury ; it should be performed several weeks after the injury or symptoms startNerve biopsyMRI Myopathy: Neuromuscular disorder in which the primary symptom is muscle weakness due to dysfunction of muscle fiber.
Tests & diagnosis
It may be possible to make a full recovery if the cause of the axillary nerve dysfunction can be identified and successfully treated . Jimmy, TMJ dysfunction can be treated successfully. Effexor is more likely to cause dysfunction than either Celexa or Lexapro which is why doctors have been opting for those two medications more often.
Prognosis
Preventative measures vary , depending on the cause . Avoid prolonged pressure on the underarm area . Examine casts , splints , and other appliances for proper fit . Crutch training should include instructions not to place pressure on the underarm .
Prevention
Partial or complete shoulder paralysisPartial or complete loss of sensation in the arm -LRB- uncommon -RRB- Recurrent injury to the armDeformity of the arm , shoulder contracture or fibrosis -LRB- frozen shoulder -RRB-
Complications
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of axillary nerve dysfunction . Early diagnosis and treatment increase the chance of controlling symptoms . From what I've learned, the treatment for this dysfunction is splint therapy. Based on the obvious clinical symptoms, he gave a diagnosis of CRPS Type I, most likely due to sympathetic nerve dysfunction.

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