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Herbal Treatment For Spastic Paralysis
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Flaccid: There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio or other disorders), certain spinal cord lesions affecting motor control. Rarely certain regions of the brain can also cause flaccid paralysis or weakness. There are also some metabolic conditions. My suggestion is that you consult a neurologist. ...Read more
Many approaches: There are many effective natural approaches for spasmodic dysphonia, including stress reduction/biofeedback,nutritional supplements (esp. magnesium taurate and B-complex),herbs, homeopathy,cranial osteopathy,oral myofascial therapy, essential oils and homeopathy.Diff. things work for diff. people. Work with a good integrative Dr. See http://tinyurl.com/ycl5ony9 and http://tinyurl.com/y92z5h48 ...Read more
Depends on cause: Paralysis = complete loss of strength or movement in a limb or muscle group. Partial means there is some left. The causes are numerous, from a stroke, to nerve damage of particular peripheral nerve, to spinal stenosis, etc. Treatment is geared toward underlying problem, so careful diagnosis by neurologist is the first step to proper treatment. ...Read more
Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more
Unlcear question: Partial paralysis: not sure what mean, perhaps hemiparesis, which is weakness or lack of movement on one side of the body. Or partial paralysis meaning marked weakness but still can move the muscles. Heterophyid is not a real word. Do you mean hyperthyroid. Write question over again. ...Read more
No really: No dependable alternative therapies exist. The cause of the paralysis is very important. A bell's palsy should probably be seen and treated by an ENT to ensure appropriate treatment (high dose steroids +/- decompression surgery). If the paralysis is complete, surgical options exists for the various problems associated with the paralysis. See a facial plastic surgeon w/ experience in this area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multidisciplinary: While there is no single effective medication to stop the progression of psp; some short term modest benefit has been shown with bromocriptine for the rigidity, Botox for dystonia and sialorrhea, methylcellulose for dry eyes, and cognitive stimulation/physical exercise for cognitive function and gait and balance training. ...Read more
Steroids&antoviral d: Treatment of bells palsy is to start oral Prednisone and antiviral drugs.The antiviral drugs should be started as soon as the symptoms appear to be effective.Most people recover completely without any ill effects beside the meds you need to keep the affected eye lubricated as there is inability to close the eye on affected side, use artificial tears regularly or use a patch to prevent drying eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Sleep paralysis, if often, usually indicates disruption of sleep and it can point to an underlying medical issue such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. It is recommended you consult a sleep medicine specialist to discern if this is the case, especially if excessive daytime sleepiness is present. Try to regularize your sleep times ; avoid caffeine, nicotine, ; alcohol near bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Spastic paralysis is a general term for many condition in the brain or spinal cord that cause weakness or paralysis of the limbs as well as spasticity which causes increased abnormal tone in the muscles. The conditions most often associated with this conditions are brain injuries, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and sometimes als. There are treatments that can reduce spasticity. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with palatal myoclonus. What medical treatment is nest for myoclonus? Is Functional Cranial Release (FCR) a valid treatment?
Myoclonus: Often medical providers use medication to treat myoclonus. Sometimes palatal myoclonus does not need any treatment. Here is a link to more information about myoclonus: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myoclonus/detail_myoclonus.htm I cannot find any medical literature supporting the use of FCR. I would not recommend it until it has been well-studied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you suggest any alternative treaments for progressive supranuclear palsy (psp) like ayurveda, homeopathy or siddha?
Stem cells : This is a neurologic condition which has no real cure. I currently am implanting stem cells for patients with this condition, into the CSF. These are autologous cells from your own fat. IRB-approved patient-funded study. Contact 949-642-6787 for more details. Make sure you have a second opinion on the diagnosis. ...Read more
Spasticity is a velocity dependent increase in muscle tone. It is the result of an upper motor neuron injury such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or brain injury. It typically may occur in muscles that cross two joints. As the central nervous system recovers from the injury, a paralysis may be present, but an imbalanced muscle tone may develop as a part ...Read more
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