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Hemiparesis differential diagnosis

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Nahm
Neurology 28 years experience
Spasticity: This refers to increased tone combined with weakness. It is a sign of some impairment in the central nervous system. Speak to your neurologist for m... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
One side affected: This generally refers to a disorder of strength and mobility involving one side of the body.The limbs are stiff and movement is difficult but possible... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Absolutely: Start with your family md and then a neurologist for a full neurological workup and treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Wiesman
Dr. Janice Wiesmananswered
Neurology 33 years experience
Weakness: This means that the muscles on the right side of hte body are mildly weak. It is typically called hemiparesis (half-weak) when the cause is a problem... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 40 years experience
Medication/botox: You want to maintain some degree of spasticity in your leg to assist walking. The use of oral medication may help, but will affect arm and leg-plus th... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Hemiparesis: The psychological effects of hemiparesis vary with the person and extent of symptoms. Many people struggle with frustration about not being able to u... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Suggestions: Could try anti-spasticity drugs, such as baclofen, dantrolene, or tizanidine, and even BOTOX. Baclofen pump of value in some cases. However, physica... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Approaches: Physical and occupational therapy, exercises, BOTOX, anti spasticity drugs such as tizanidine, baclofen, even diazepam. Maybe if all else fails, use ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
One side weakness : If you have one sided weakness, decreased strength, decreased sensation, gait problems, trouble swallowing, then you should be examined. See your doct... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Learn from therapist: Someone with hemiparesis will have many needs and may need someone available around the clock. The best way is to have a home therapy evaluation and w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
Rehab Consult: You need to consult with a rehabilitation medicine specialist for a detailed evaluation of the extent of your deficits and a proper determination of ... Read More
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