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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
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

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
28 years experience Radiology
Half body weakness: "Hemi" refers to half. "Paresis" means weakness. Hemiparesis refers to a weakness over one side (half) of body. The most common cause is from a cer ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
8 years experience General Practice
PT/Baclofen or botox: To help with spasticity, things like Baclofen pumps and Botox injections into the muscle have shown to reduce the stiffness and increase function. Mos ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Nahm
26 years experience Neurology
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
No: A single pinched nerve may cause weakness in the distribution of that nerve only. Hemiparesis=weakness on half the body should be caused by something ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Absolutely: Start with your family md and then a neurologist for a full neurological workup and treatment.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Wiesman
31 years experience Neurology
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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
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