Doctor insights on:
How Do I Treat Motor Neuron Disease
Depends on typw: There is more than one types of motor neuron disease. There is of now no cure or reliable treatment for lou gehrigs diseases. There are some promising results with stem cells, which i think will ultimately be the answer to treating this disease. Multofocal motoneuropathy is treated with immune therapy. This can resemble lou gehrigs disease and is treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The motor neuron diseases (mnd) are a group of neurological disorders that selectively affect motor neurons, the cells that control voluntary muscle activity including speaking, walking, breathing, swallowing and general movement of the body. They are generally progressive in nature, and cause ...Read more
Rilutek (riluzole) and support: The only medication that has been fda approved for motor neuron disease is rilutek- it is expensive, but does show a clearly prolonged lifespan. One critical aspect to care of patients with motor neuron disease is enrollment in a multidisciplinary clinic, where the many needs (dietary, pulmonary, speech, mobility, etc.) of these patients can be addressed in a comprehensive manner. ...Read more
Good History & Exam!: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc. Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not similar: Motor neuron disease and spinocerebellar ataxia (sca) are very different diseases. The former affects motor neurons that control voluntary muscle activity, while the latter are a group (nearly 60 different ones currently) of disease that are progressive, degenerative, and affect coordination. Sca-36 does have ataxia in combination with motor neuron disease, but this is the exception not the rule. ...Read more
Learn/support: Since this group of disorders is variable, learn as much as you can from the treatment team. Become aware of and begin to access adaptive equipment that helps the patient function in a house built for average people. Prepare to deal with the paperwork and multiple specialties needed for care. Search out support groups that may help you deal with the day to day problems of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Cause and cure for parkinson's disease unknown. Parkinsonism (diseases resembling parkinson's) may be triggered by chemicals (e.g. Mptp) or repeat head trauma (example boxer muhammad ali). Anti-oxidants (turmeric, peppers etc) are rumored to be beneficial but no proof there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neurologists diagnose and treat nervous system/brain disorders, but what do they specifically do for treatment?
Various: I prescribe medications for seizures, ms, parkinson dz, headache, stroke...And many other conditions which don't need surgery. I inject Botox for dystonia, spasticity, and headache. I do nerve blocks for headache and some limb nerve pain problems. I do soft tissue injections for bursitis and inflamed si joints. But most importantly, i try to find out what's wrong. It all starts there. ...Read more
Both are bad: These conditions are both very debilitating diseases neither of which has a known cure. ...Read more
Bad disease!!: Attacks motor neuron in brain and spinal cord, with resultant muscle weakness and atrophy. If brainstem attacked, will affect tongue, swallowing and ultimately breathing. There is NO cure, but a drug Riluzole can delay need for tracheostomy. Most pts succumb within 3-5 yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if interferon caused nonrepairable damages to my. Body such as brain damage. Central.Nervous disorder .
Team effort: This is a complicated issue that grows in complexity over time. In growing children and young adults when the scoliosis begins to compromise pulmonary function, surgery becomes a consideration. Well before then the patient should be evaluated by an experienced scoliosis spine sugeon and experienced n-m pediatric neurologist. Bracing, physical therapy and pulmonary functions need to be followed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disorder related: There are many neuromuscular diseses, treatment is specific to the disorder when possible. In myasthenia gravis treatment may include surgery, immunospression and medication to improve n-m transmission. There are inflammatory muscle disorders that require prolonged immunosupression. There are nerve and muscle disorders associated with vitamin deficiencies. In others we can only treat symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Causes of motor neuron disease
- Is there a cure for motor neuron disease?
- Motor neuron disease emedicine
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How fast can i make my motor neuron disease go away?
- Alternative treatments for motor neuron disease
- What is the best treatment for motor neuron disease?
- Amitriptyline side effects for those with motor neuron disease
- Talk to a neurologist online