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Is there any new promising treatment for paralysis caused by spinal injury?

Is there any new promising treatment for paralysis caused by spinal injury?

Not yet: This is an area of active research, however there are no new, widely accepted treatments for spinal cord injury at this time. Several different technologies are being investigated in the treatment of sci including neural stem cell therapy, neuronal regenerative therapies, neuroprosthetics, and pharmacologic agents to lessen secondary spinal cord injuries. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Are there any cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries?

Are there any cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries?

Not yet: This is the one area where we all have hope that stem cells will provide a breakthrough, but we are a long ways away. However, there are now many revolutionary electronic devices being developed, and some amazing results. One site to investigate is the program at ucla, but also check with www.Aan.Com. ...Read more

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Is there any surgical treatment for comatose caused by cerebral hemorrhage ?

Is there any surgical treatment for comatose caused by cerebral hemorrhage ?

Complex: Depends on where the hemorrhage is located and why it occurred. If a subdural or epidural, surgical evacuation may help. Intracerebral location or subarachnoid hemorrhage may be difficult but if aneurysm or avm, might be useful to repair. However, coma may be sign of increased intracranial pressure, and rarely can this be shunted or decompressed. More often supportive care is best. ...Read more

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Can there be currently any new treatments to prevent brain herniation that involve freezing the brain.?

Can there be currently any new treatments to prevent brain herniation that involve freezing the brain.?

Brain: In cases of severe increased intracranial pressure and brain herniation hypothermia has been tried but the results have not proven to be good so the treatment is not normally recommended at this time. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for paraplegia caused by a c6-c7 spinal injury?

Is there a cure for paraplegia caused by a c6-c7 spinal injury?

No cure but : Cervical cord injury is very serious. Common causes are accidents from diving into a pool or whiplash from car accident or hyperextension injury during football. Often the spinal cord is crushed or the blood flow to the cord is stopped so that a region of the cord dies off due to injury and/or lack of blood supply. There is no repair for this. Good rehabilitation can recover whats possible. ...Read more

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Is there any new effective treatment for Facial Paralysis??

Is there any new effective treatment for Facial Paralysis??

Facial nerve palsy: Hello QiaoW, thanks for the question. The short answer is no. There's not really any standardized routinely effective treatments for facial nerve palsy. Several things have been tried though like steroids, IVIG or acyclovir. The most common treatment is time. It gets better to varying degrees with time. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is there any new research in 2012 relating to a cure for paraneoplastic? If the disease is advanced are the effects irreversible?

Is there any new research in 2012 relating to a cure for paraneoplastic? If the disease is advanced are the effects irreversible?

Cure the cancer.: Paraneoplastic syndrome results from hormones secreted by tumor cells, that grow out of control to cause cancer. These proteins or hormones cause various and varied symptoms, often following a particular pattern directly related to the cancer cell type (lung cancer often). Resolving the paraneoplastic symptoms is directly related to the rx of the underlying cancer. Rx the cancer. ...Read more

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Muscle atrophy caused by h1n1, can it be reversed, i now have established ineurope it is widespread from h1n1 vaccination, are there any natural remedey?

Muscle atrophy caused by h1n1, can it be reversed, i now have established ineurope it is widespread from h1n1 vaccination, are there any natural remedey?

None: My sources tell me it was due to a problem with a batch manufactured by a specific company. So far has not been seen in usa no natural remeedies are known. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers [ie tendon rupture/or further damage] of having steriod injection for chronic pain caused by degenerative changes in spine?

Are there any dangers [ie tendon rupture/or further damage] of having steriod injection for chronic pain caused by degenerative changes in spine?

No: Intermittant steroid injections for a ruptured disc or epidural injection will not predispose you to tendon rupture in the spine or cause ill effect unless you are having them done repeatedly and at less than 3 month interval. Worst case scenario is that it doesn't work. ...Read more

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Is there a new cure for optic nerve atrophy?

Is there a new cure for optic nerve atrophy?

Arrest inflammation: It is not possible to cure optic atrophy. When due to multiple sclerosis, there are a variety of anti-inflammatory steroids and peptides that are used to arrest the inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the most widely suggested medication for a spinal cord injury and spasticity?

What is the most widely suggested medication for a spinal cord injury and spasticity?

Baclofen: Muscle spasms and spastic tone is the most complication of spinal injury. Baclofen has been the gold standard along with the benzodiazepines such as Clonazepam and diazepam. ...Read more

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Is there any cure or treatment for optic nerve atrophy?

Is there any cure or treatment for optic nerve atrophy?

Arrest inflammation: It is not possible to cure optic atrophy. When due to multiple sclerosis, there are a variety of anti-inflammatory steroids and peptides that are used to arrest the inflammation. ...Read more

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Is there any stem cell therapy that can help people with bronciectasis caused by TB ?

Is there any stem cell therapy that can help people with bronciectasis caused by TB  ?

No: It is a diseased dilated branchial tree unable to drain the secretions, stem cells will not reverse the process. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment advances for cortical blindness due to seizures?

Is there any treatment advances for cortical blindness due to seizures?

Need clarity: Am not clear as to whether you have permanent cortical blindness, or episodic associated with seizure activity. If the former, this could represent permanency, but if paroxysmal, better seizure control is very probable, especially with newer medications, and potentially, a Vagal Nerve Stimulator unit. ...Read more

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Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection. What are the home remedies. Ginseng can work.?

Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection.  What are the home remedies.  Ginseng can work.?

Not recommended: Interferon is used for treating certain viral infections, in the case of viral hepatitis, is currently used for treating hepatitis c and sometimes hepatitis b. There are other drugs that can be added to augment the effectiveness of interferon for viral hepatitis. Herbal medications have little place in the treatment of viral hepatitis and in some cases can be harmful. ...Read more

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Is any brain damage caused by chronic clinical depression or OCD permanent or temporary? Ie; if the person lateron doesn't have the issue any more, tks

Is any brain damage caused by chronic clinical depression or OCD permanent or temporary? Ie; if the person lateron doesn't  have the issue any more, tks

Brain damage: Depression and ocd do not cause permanent brain damage, but they do recur and the more episodes you have in the past, the more likely you are to have recurrent episodes (episodes may change gene expression not brain structure). ...Read more

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Is there any alternative treatment like homeopathy for sixth carnial nerve palsy..

Is there any alternative treatment like homeopathy for sixth carnial nerve palsy..

Yes, try homeopathy: Homeopathy certainly has the potential of helping sixth cranial nerve palsy. It is important to find a knowledgeable and skilled homeopath, but, fortunately, many of the best homeopaths in the world are in india. ...Read more

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What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

Plant extracts: Hops, tobacco, and cannabis have all provided natural extracts that relieve pain. Being natural molecules, they are not patentable, so fda studies will never be done. These substances are currently distributed within fda regulations called "gras" (generally realized as safe). You should consult with licensed naturopath or an integrative physician (erstwhile called "holistic" or "alternative"). ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more