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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
15 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: We like to see a child achieve head balance by 9 months, sit by 24 months and crawl by 30 months to indicate a chance of walking. Also depends on the ... Read More
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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy has a wide range of severity. Many children with CP are able to walk. It would be helpful to discuss the specifics of the nature of you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
SOME THOTS: Really glad this is helping, and would anticipate at some point in near future there would be a transition to an independent home program. Might conf ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Variable issue: Physical therapy is designed to improve motor function to the potential of the patient & assist in acquiring the best method of mobility. Although the ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Continue: She should continue with physical therapy as long as it helps. As she gets older, some physical activities will take the place of the PT, but do not ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
See doc: I would see a Neurologist for evaluation. Every case of saturday night palsy I have ever seen turned out to be something else that was treatable.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Most cases resolve: Spontaneously, whether given meds or not. Some controversy regarding use of antivirals, but steroids do add some value. Most cases fully resolve wit ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Powell
57 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
None: You need to see a physician as soon as possible to rule out any other causes and maximize resolution.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Time, surgery: Bell's palsy is thought to be caused in many cases by one of the virus in the herpes family (simplex, zoster [chicken pox], epstein-barr [mono], and c ... Read More
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A female asked:
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Dr. A V answered
18 years experience Neurology
Metanx: Perhaps it will aid in recovery from bell's palsy but it is not a treatment, per se.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Steroids first: If pain is present, steroids should be given promptly. Since many cases are thought due to herpesvirus, the combination of steroids and an antiviral, ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: Depending on the cause time is usually the best treatment. If it is due to a tumor, you may need surgery or some other treatment. Sometimes surgery on ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Try looking online: Years ago, listings used to be available only in printed form. By the early 2000's, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lists are ... Read More
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