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No cure.: There truly is no effective treatment, and often, the bulbar musculature is afflicted causing both swallowing and breathing issues, which promotes early demise. Main issue, in most cases, is the preservation cognitive function, allowing patient to witness the devastation and anticipate problems. (variant associated with front-temporal dementia may be less intense) bad disease. ...Read more
Gruesome: Patient needs assistance with nutrition due to inability to swallow, and chokes on secretions, so a peg feeding tube is placed. Cannot breathe so a tracheostomy is employed. Infections overwhelm the system, and diffuse weakness or even paralysis from the muscle atrophy is present. But most patients intact cognitively and appreciate the catastrophe. Rather horrendous situation. ...Read more
Many things: Motor development is a complex series of gains in coordination and strength. In infants, lack of tummy-time can lead to late crawling due to weaker upper bodies. Other things affecting strength, such as weakness related to illness or genetic problems, can delay skills. Practice makes perfect (or close enough), so the best way to help motor development is to encourage new efforts! ...Read more
Yes: If there is a good seal the wound vac will only need to turn on intermittently. ...Read more
By exploration.: Children develop their motor sensory and perceptual skills by exploring their environment. When they are very young they explore a great deal with their mouth and this is why we see them m outhing objects. As they learn to get around by sitting up and rolling they can see more of their environment. As they crawl, walk, and climb they discover all that they can about their world. ...Read more
Brain & spinal cord: Motor neurons provide connections for motor pathways which eventuate in our ability to move our muscles, walk and balance, and actively physically interact with our environment. This is simplistic as other nerve cells help refine and modulate all of these activities in a balanced fashion. ...Read more
Not sitting, crawlin: A typically developing 1 yr old can get to sitting and maintain that position while playing, get back down and crawl, pull to stand, perhaps cruise along furniture, may walk with help orwalk independently, sometimes stoop and recover. ...Read more
Inability to: Perform tasks involving muscles in a fluid and efficient manner. Impairment in the performance of tasks such as walking, writing, using hands, speech, sitting, standing, and anything else that uses muscles. For example, persons with cerebral palsy have a motor impairment. Other examples include muscular dystrophy, parkinson's disease, spinal cord damage, or stroke. Many more exist. ...Read more
Clinical is the best: You've just stated a few hundred different disease processes that involve "UMN disorders." Which one did you have in mind? The best way to a diagnosis is a well trained neurologist who likes to examine their patients, judiciously use tests to help support their clinical thinking or help reorient them if necessary and not make snap decisions. Do you know anybody like that? That's who needs to see U ...Read more
No.: Cerebral palsy is a problem that arises because of damage done to the brain's motor centers, often at birth. Motor skill problems are not necessarily the result of damage but rather reflect poor integration of brain parts responsible for motor planning. Quite often, there is no identifiable damage to the areas involved. ...Read more
Particulars: At your age, it is likely caused by genetic disorder, and genetic counseling would be in order. Doubt the drug for ALS, riluzole would be approved, but might help. Need to find neurologist and consider rehabilitation approaches. ...Read more
The upper motor neurons also called “Cortical Motor Neurons” are located in the motor cortex of the brain. The the spinal motor neurons are the lower motor neurons. Signs of UMN is a stiffness and resistance to movement. Signs of LMN damage include weakness, muscle atrophy.
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What software is used to facilitate the use of computers for a person who has a motor impairments?
Software: Any voice recognition software.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the software used to facilitate the use of computers for someone who has a motor impairments?
Rehabilitation team: Depending on the motor impairment, there are many resources available. I see you live in salt lake city- where there is a very good department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the university hospital. The team of physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists can help find the best software for you. ...Read more
I am suffering from motor sensory neurophathy, what is it, why does it happen?? how long will it take to cure
In order to a motor symptom to be coming from the spine, it must have an equal intensity sensory component?
No: The spine is very segmented in the types of nerve cells that travel within it. In general, he posterior (dorsal) portions receive sensory nerves while the anterior (ventral) portions give off motor neurons. So in many cases lesions of the spine will affect only motor or sensory function. ...Read more
If a child was kept immobile at a certain age could this have an effect on their motor functions down the road?
Depends on variables: Immobility is often required during treatment for problems like displaced hips, fractured limbs, etc. The process is generally limited and though stressful to child and parent, the child will eventually emerge from treatment and catch up with his peers. Some could require some pt or ot, depending on the duration of immobalization and treatments, but this is seldom needed. Kids are very resilient. ...Read more
Living with severe sensory motor polyneuropathy at age 39 what would my prognosis look at 50 years of age when the disease is severe?
Hard to say: I'm sorry to hear about your discomfort. We really need more information especially cause of your pain Rob. The therapeutic intervention would help depending on the cause and the therapy that is available and those that will be available in the future ...Read more
I have difficulty in riding motor bike. Previously, I can ride up to 60 km/h but now I am scared at 20 km/h. I think the issue is more psychological?
Let Wise Man within you Reflect:
• Reasons for “riding motor bike up to 60 km/h” –Adventure, excitement, socialization, to impress
• Accidents resulting in injuries causing worry and fear
• Expectations of parents or partner
• Recent Stresses in relationships, work, finances
• Old unresolved conflicts
• Comfort riding motor bike at 15 km/h.
• Therapy for Coping Skills for stress, Anxiety an ...Read more
Motor neuron disease: Motor neuron disease is a group of poorly understood degenerative conditions of the nervous system. The one known most commonly is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as lou gehrig's disease. The disease causes the nerves supplying muscles in the spinal cord to die off gradually causing progressive weakness in the limbs and the face including swallowing muscles. There is no cure at this time. ...Read more
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 more
Do Your Own Research: Answer: largely no unless one changes at least part of what is driving it. Neuro=nerve cell. Motor=muscle. Except for heart, no muscle cell in our body contracts without nerve impulse telling them to: ~0.001 sec per impulse. Motor neuron, from brain or spinal cord, axon growth into the cell matrix early in development & firing induces cells to become muscle cells. Medicine treats, rarely cures. ...Read more