Brachial neuritis can often be treated with a combination of medication and physical therapy. However, in rare cases, your doctor may say you need surgery.
Medication and exercise
Initially, you will be treated with painkillers. Once your pain is controlled, your doctors will focus on helping your arm and shoulder regain normal function. To strengthen your muscles, you may need to follow a rehabilitative program of passive and active exercises for up to eight weeks. A physical therapist will supervise your exercises.
If your symptoms don’t improve, your doctor may recommend surgery. They might suggest this if you still haven’t recovered after a period of about two years. During surgery, damaged nerves can be repaired using grafts taken from healthy nerves. The procedure should restore your muscle function. Tendon transfers can also be used to restore function.