What is the brachial plexus?

The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that comes out of the spinal cord between the spaces in your spine and ends in the armpit. The ends of these nerves are in the arm and hand. (This answer provided for NATA by the University of Montana Athletic Training Education Program.)

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