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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hemiparesis

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Can a pinched nerve cause a hemiparesis?

Can a pinched nerve cause a hemiparesis?

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 larger like a stroke or compression of the spinal cord/disease of the spinal cord. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Hemiparesis (Definition)

Hemiparesis is a clinical finding in which half of the body (hemi-) has decreased strength or the inability to move (paresis). This can occur with nerve damage to the spinal ...Read more


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Can hemiparesis causes be determined by doctors?

Absolutely: Start with your family md and then a neurologist for a full neurological workup and treatment. ...Read more

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In right hemiparesis, does it cause lot of pain in recovery, especially after some motion is regained?

Yes: It would be nice to know if you have mentioned what caused your right hemiparesis. Was it due to stroke? Other neurologic causes? Because there is such a thing as central post stroke pain syndrome. And this could be a cause of your pain. ...Read more

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How does Remeron (mirtazapine) cause weight gain? Should I be taking it if I have hemiparesis and will confined to a wheelchair for (at least) several months?

How does Remeron (mirtazapine) cause weight gain? Should I be taking it if I have hemiparesis and will confined to a wheelchair for (at least) several months?

Remeron (mirtazapine) and: all similar drugs have the potential to induce increased food intake and weight gain. Discuss the pros and cons with your doctor. You haven't given us enough information to comment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hemiparesis?

One side weakness : If you have one sided weakness, decreased strength, decreased sensation, gait problems, trouble swallowing, then you should be examined. See your doctor for a proper assessment. ...Read more

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How to care for someone with hemiparesis?

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 work with the therapist and home health personnel on what the patient's individual needs will be. ...Read more

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How can I control spastic hemiparesis?

How can I control spastic hemiparesis?

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. Most of the time, a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehab physician) does these procedures. Other interventions include pt, occupational therapy, speech and behavior therapy. ...Read more

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What is spastic hemiparesis in children?

What is spastic hemiparesis in children?

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.Hemiplegia would mean the side is essentially paralyzed. It is often the result of pre-natal brain injury/stroke and more often found in premature infants. ...Read more

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