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Brachial plexus injury

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

We are into September and the football season is underway, which means many injuries will begin to pop up in young athletes.

Dr. Larry Benson is on the case of the "stinger" or "burner," a common football injury.

It usually happens during a tackle. It is scary because it feels like your arm is being pinched by "pins and needles." Many times the symptoms go away after a few minutes.

One way to prevent this injury is to make sure your neck muscles are strong. The most important prevention exercise is using the proper tackling technique.

If symptoms last longer than one hour, athletes should follow up with a physician.

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