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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Post Polio Syndrome

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What is the treatment for post-polio syndrome?

What is the treatment for post-polio syndrome?

Rehab/PT/Pain Meds: Treatment involves a Multi-disciplinary rehabilitation approach. Physical Therapy to increase muscle strngthand endurance Occupational Therapy to address upper body problems like overuse injuries Speech and language therapy Pain Meds Sleep studies and treatment for ocp Bracis use as needed ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Ehman
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Poliomyelitis (Definition)

Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that often affects nerves. It can produce either a partial or complete inability to move (paralysis). The virus that causes the disease can be spread through person-to-person contact as well as through contact with infected bodily substances. The polio vaccine is a ...Read more


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What are some treatment options for post polio syndrome?

What are some treatment options for post polio syndrome?

Physical therapy: Weakness, poor balance, and pain are the more common symptoms. Cure is not possible, but good management is possible. You need a good therapy program and appropriate braces and equipment to be as functional as possible. Pain relief is very important. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of post-polio syndrome?

Weakness : Pps causes weakness, fatigue and atrophy of muscles that were affected by polio decades before. Pain can occur as well. ...Read more

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Are there any effective medications to treat post polio syndrome?

Are there any effective medications to treat post polio syndrome?

No: Unfortunately, there have been medication trials to try to improve strength and fatigue in post polio syndrome but none have been proven effective to date. ...Read more

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When I move do I harm my muscles with post polio syndrome?

No: The problem with post polio syndrome is not your muscles but your nerves. The primary nerves were destroyed by the virus in your spinal cord. Now the remaining nerves have sprouted new terminals to reconnect these muscles. Moving around will help you to maintain mobility and function. But don't push it too much. Extreme is often a feature of post-polio syndrome. See your doc for more information. ...Read more

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Why do I get constantly cold feet with post polio syndrome?

Why do I get constantly cold feet with post polio syndrome?

Neuropathy: The effects polio can have long term damage to the nerves. The nerves control sensation, muscle/motor, as well as the autonomic nervous system. Skin temperature is part of this. There may be a link to it because of a post-polio syndrome. Talk to you neurologist and you may want to see a podiatrist to have the foot examined as well. ...Read more

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I need info about post polio syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica?

I need info about post polio syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica?

Autoimmune: Polymyalgia rheumatica (pmr) is an autoimmune disease that occurs in people 50 years of age and older. It is associated with severe pain and stiffness in the shoulders and hips. Pmr can also lead to blindness due to inflammation in blood vessels of the eye. Pmr is treated with steroids and Aspirin to prevent blindness. Other medicines (antibiotics) are sometimes used to prevent steroid effects. ...Read more

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Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Post Polio Syndrome (Definition)

Post-polio syndrome is a condition that affects people who were previously infected with polio, causing worsening paralysis and weakness. It occurs in nearly half of those infected with polio, and typically occurs twenty to thirty years ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Infantile Paralysis (Definition)

Infantile paralysis, also called polio, is an infection with the poliovirus causing muscle weakness and paralysis. Polio is rare now with vaccination, and paralysis is also an uncommon symptom, affecting only a ...Read more