Programs & Services

Brachial Plexus & Peripheral Nerve Injury Clinic


The Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive program focused on providing multidisciplinary care in the evaluation, management and treatment for newborns, infants and children with brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury.

Under the leadership of P. David Adelson, MD, dedicated team of pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, occupational and physical therapists collaborate to help children with brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury and their families every step of the way. The team at Barrow at Phoenix Children’s offers the latest treatments and surgical interventions for children with brachial plexus injuries.

Brachial Plexus Injuries

Brachial plexus is a network of nerves located at the base of the neck. These nerves signal to the brain to provide movement to the shoulders, arms, and hands. Injury to the brachial plexus is either caused during the birthing process or through a traumatic event. This type of peripheral nerve injury is the most frequently encountered by a pediatric neurosurgeon.

Birth brachial plexus injuries are more likely to occur during a difficult delivery. These injuries can also occur later in life due to high velocity trauma such as a result of a fall and/or vehicular accidents. Nerve fibers of the brachial plexus are either stretched or torn resulting in injury. This happens as result of your shoulder being pressed down forcefully while your head is pushed up and away from that shoulder.

Contact us

Phone: 602-933-0975
Fax: 602-933-4257

Please Bring the Following Information to Your Child's First Appointment:

  • Medical history form English | Spanish
  • Medical records
  • Prior scans (CD or film)

If you can send this information to us ahead of time, all the better! All patient forms can be found here: Patient Forms If possible please complete and either send forms to us beforehand or bring them with to your appointment.


Ambulatory Building (B), 4th Floor
Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main Campus
1919 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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