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Does Massage Therapy Help Victims Of Brain Aneurysm
I think worthwhile: Chances are on your side. Anxiety, understandably, is a significant issue that accompanies a diagnosis of a brain aneurysm. You should continue to do most activities you are used to, including exercise but with gradual warmup. Please refer to the brain aneurysm center for women at www.Chicagoaneurysm.Com for additional helpful information that might be of interest to you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Massage/Cerebral An.: It is unlikely that massage therapy would "help with" a cerebral aneurysm. However, if as a result of the massage therapy the patients blood pressure was reduced or the patient was able to modify other risk factors, such as quitting smoking, the risk of aneurysm rupture might be reduced slightly. Always discuss therapies such as this with the physician treating your aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OT can be helpful: After a stroke the function of the arm or hand may be affected. If this is the case the ability to do basic activities of daily living can be impaired. In this situation occupational therapy is part of standard rehabilitation along with other therapy disciplines like phyical therapy and if needed speech therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: We have used hbot for brain injuries of all types for over 10 years and have gotten excellent results. If i ever have a condition of this kind, an hbot chamber is one of the first places i want to be. Jain's textbook of hyperbaric medicine is a good starting place for info about the effects of hbot. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stroke: Repetitive motions working on the are where weakness exists will help. Be aware that depression and the loss of effort and or hope can be detrimental for recovery. Repetitive efforts to use the neural circuits which have been damaged however although frustrating can be quite helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No AND...: If a person knows that they have an aortic aneurysm, it is likely large enough that it was found during a physician's exam. Some aortic aneurysms can be very sensitive and could rupture easily. While I am not able to find any reports of a ruptured aneurysm from massage, I do know of an aneurysm rupturing when a patient was being physically moved to an operating table. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There's no conclusive evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy — which involves breathing pure oxygen in a special pressurized chamber — improves the outcome of stroke: Some researchers theorize that increasing the supply of oxygen to the parts of the brain affected by stroke may reduce the extent of irreversible damage. But this has not been proved. Too few people have been studied to say whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy decreases the chance of dying or if it offers other benefits, such as improving the ability to perform everyday tasks. Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been found useful in the treatment of a number of conditions — such as decompression sickness and carbon monoxide poisoning — more research is needed to evaluate what, if any, role it plays in stroke treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not shown to help: The magnetic therapy products available to consumers have not been proven to help injuries. Little magnets are sometimes sewn into elastic braces. The elastic braces may help support one's limbs or joints, but magnets do not provide any additional benefits. However, life is very subjective, so if a person believes he is doing more to heal his injuries by using magnets, he may "see" faster healing. ...Read more
When given early: Optimally if given within two hrs of symptoms. May be given between 3 and 4 hrs but with increased risk and diminishing rewards. ...Read more
How does a stroke patient gain back their daily abilities like walking driving etc from a massive brain anuerysm? Suggestions besides physiotherapy?
Heals itself.: We know now that the brain tries to heal itself. This happens by healthy portions of the brain taking over the function of the parts affected by the stroke. This takes time and simulation (thus the importance of physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Texas researchers have found that patients with long-standing but stable traumatic brain injury (tbi) show a general improvement in speech, memory and attention after undergoing a series of hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments. Dr. Paul harch and colleagues presented their findings in seattle at the undersea and hyperbaric medical society annual scientific meeting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know chiropractor neck manipulation can cause stroke from their violent twisting, but can a slow and gentle self neck manipulation cause a stroke?
TIA: When there is build up of material in the lining of the neck vessels aka plaque or atherosclerosis, firm manipulation of the overlying tissues may cause a tiny piece to break off and enter the brain. This piece may lodge in a small vessel. Thereby causing interruption of blood flow to that area. If the interruption is brief then transient stroke like symptoms may occur aka tia. ...Read more
Yes: After a ruptured brain aneurysm, a patient can live a normal life after surgical/endovascular treatment of the aneurysm. It is important to secure the aneurysm and obliterate it to prevent a of re-bleed.Aggressive treatment up front to prevent potential causes of further insult to the brain are important-ie.Prevent rebleed, treat hydrocephalus, treat vasospasm (spasming of brain vessels post-bleed). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could the combination of acupuncture and occupational therapy help relieve damaged nerves in an arm?
How can we make a 50 + person, self dependent who is suffered from diffused cerebral atrophy ? Do exercise and metal exercise help in this context?
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