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What are the treatment options for plexopathy of the cervical plexus?

No matter the cause of plexopathy, physical therapy and/or occupational therapy may promote recovery of strength and improve limb function. In the case of a mass lesion causing compression of the brachial or lumbosacral plexus, surgical decompression may be warranted.

How is brachial plexopathy treated?

If a brachial or lumbosacral plexopathy is determined to be caused by diabetes, management includes controlling the patient's blood sugar. For radiation-induced plexopathies, treatment options are often limited to pain/symptom management and provision of assistive devices.

What are the treatment options for low back pain (LS plexopathy)?

Treatment for LS plexopathy depends upon the underlying etiology. Symptomatic management with analgesics and muscle relaxants is given.  Analgesics include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pregabalin, gabapentin, duloxetine, amitriptyline, and opioids. Ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) can be used for the foot drop.

What is plexplexopathy?

Plexopathy is a neural disorder causing the damage to a network of nerves, blood vessels or lymph vessels resulting in pain, loss of motor control and sensory deficits. It generally affects the nerves at the brachial and lumbosacral region leading to its two main types;

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