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Cervical Nerve Root lesion vs. Brachial Plexus lesion

Causes: Disc Herniation, Stenosis, osteophytes swelling w/trauma, spondylosis Cervical Nerve Root lesion
Congenital defects Cervical Nerve Root lesion
Sharp pain, burning in affected dermatomes Cervical Nerve Root lesion
Numbness, pins and needles in affected dermatomes Cervical Nerve Root lesion
Tenderness over affected area of posterior cervical spine Cervical Nerve Root lesion
Decreased ROM Cervical Nerve Root lesion
Transient paralysis usually, myotome maybe affected Cervical Nerve Root lesion
DTR usually normal Cervical Nerve Root lesion
Side flexion, Rotation, and extension with compression- Increases symptoms. Cervical Traction- Decreases symptoms. Upper Limb Tension tests- Positive Cervical Nerve Root lesion
Causes: Stretching or Compression of cervical spine, Depression of Shoulder Brachial Plexus lesion
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Brachial Plexus lesion
Sharp pain, burning in all or most of arm dermatomes, pain in trapezius Brachial Plexus lesion
Numbness, pins and needles in all or most of arm dermatomes Brachial Plexus lesion
Tenderness over affected area or Brachial Plexus or lateral to Cervical Spine Brachial Plexus lesion
Decreased ROM, but usually returns rather quickly Brachial Plexus lesion
Transient mm weakness, myotomes affected Brachial Plexus lesion
DTR maybe depressed Brachial Plexus lesion
Side flexion w/compression(same side)or stretch(opposite side), may increase symptoms, Upper limb lesion tests maybe positive Brachial Plexus lesion
Created by: don74key



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