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Physiotherapy Treatment For Hydrocephalus
Not usually: Hydrocephalus is caused by blockage of the "pipes" that drain fluid pockets in/around the brain. Some cause of blockage due to temporary swelling, infection, or tumor responsive to non surgical treatments can improve without surgery. But most causes of hydrocephalus will require surgery.See 1 more doctor answer
NPH Drug Treatment: No definitive evidence exists that medication can successfully treat nph. Parkinson drugs have been reported to be of benefit in anecdotal reports, these patients with nph may represent misdiagnosed cases of parkinsonism. In patients who are poor candidates for shunt surgery, repeated lumbar punctures in combination with diuretics may be considered.See 1 more doctor answer
Slow absorption: Cerebral spinal fluid is produced inside the ventricles, cycles through the ventricular system, and then passes out side the ventricles to be absorbed. Obstruction within the ventricles produces internal hydrocephalus. A defect in absorption outside the ventricles will also produce hydrocephalus which is external. This type is often referred to as external or communicating hydrocephalus.
Hydrocephalus: I cannot really say there has been any significant advancement in the last 10 years. A huge difference from fifty years ago but the techniques we use now are pretty much the same as what was used 10 years ago.
Read this monograph: I have discussed this question in detail on my own blog. Go to http://surgeonwriter. Com/hydrolog/ and download the free monograph HYDROCEPHALUS: An Owner's Manual. It's free. This is written for the lay person. It's brief, interesting, and informative. It's not encyclopedic, but it will answer most of your questions. Enough anyway, so you will know what to ask your doc. Good luck.
What is the treatment for moderate lateral down slope of the acromion? I have done physiotherapy for a year with some success, but pain persists.
Hi, Karl-Emil has Hydrocephalus. We have MRI images. We would like a second opinion on prognosis and treatment (wait and see) or shunt. Who to contact?
A good option is: To contact the International Center Boston Children's Hospital at 1-617-355-5209 or international. Center@childrens. Harvard. Edu to arrange sending medical records & copies of MRI's electronically to Dr. Benjamin Warf, pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Warf has provided excellent care for a family member of mine with hydrocephalus; his colleagues are also great. Call someone soon to avoid an emergency.
What is the treatment for subchondral cyst (shoulder). It's been more than 5 months. Physiotherapy and medicines haven't shown any results?
Not that I know of: There are many causes for this that include family history, multiple pregnancies, obesity and trauma. There are many safe and effective medical and surgical treatments for this condition. Best to meet with a surgeon that specializes in this area to discuss compression therapy, rfa, evla, MOCA and other like treatmentsSee 4 more doctor answers
Read my monograph: I have discussed this question in detail on my own blog. Go to http://surgeonwriter. Com/hydrolog/ and download the free monograph HYDROCEPHALUS: An Owner's Manual. It's free. This is written for the lay person. It's brief, interesting, and informative. It's not encyclopedic, but it will answer most of your questions. Enough anyway, so you will know what to ask your doc. Good luck.
I have 6 month baby whoes suffering from hydrocephalus. After shunt treatment there is shunt infection occured now my baby can spend a normal life?
What's the best treatment plan for Saturday night palsy, what kind of splints does physiotherapy help thanks?
See doc: I would see a Neurologist for evaluation. Every case of saturday night palsy I have ever seen turned out to be something else that was treatable.
Different kinds: One type that is popular and has a good track record is mckenzie technique named for robin mckenzie, an australian physiotherapist. The theory is to find a lumbar range of motion that is relatively comfortable and train the patient to engage in these exercises. Often for a prolapsed disc, it involves back extension exercises which seeks to "centralize" the pain into the back and out of the leg.
Try 1st/mayneed surg: One can try Physiotherapy (Physical therapy) first but if you continue to have weakness and numbness then you may require surgical decompression without/with transposition. If your entrapment is at elbow then do not rest that arm on anything and you may benefit from a neoprene sleeve.See 2 more doctor answers
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