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Any treatments for spastic para paresis?

Any treatments for spastic para paresis?

Yes: It is not possible to completely cure spastic paraparesis but various treatments can help. These include physical therapy, stretching exercises, oral medications, nerve blocks, Botox injections, medication via implanted pump, electrical stimulation to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Colin Fennell
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Spastic Contractures (Definition)

A contracture is an abnormal loss of passive motion of a joint due to a relative shortening of the soft tissues around the joint. A spastic contracture is a contracture that occurs secondary to increased muscular gone and can be seen in patients with previous strokes and other neurological conditions such ...Read more


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Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Peppermint: Peppermint oil can help as it acts as a smooth muscle relaxant. Probiotics may also help, but the research is better for peppermint oil. Hoping you know what's causing the "painful bowel spasms" and not just treating it in the dark. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture and botox for limb dystonia?

How effective is acupuncture and botox for limb dystonia?

Botox: Botox (or other botulinum toxin) is the gold standard for limb dystonia. Acupunture is not known for helping with limb dystonia as much as just the pain. ...Read more

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Any surgical tratment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy ?

Any surgical tratment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy ?

Possible: If the spasticity is due to myleopathy secondary to spinal cord compression , relieving the compression will prevent any symptom progression and may or may not relieve any existing findings or symptoms. ...Read more

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Can u treat hereditary spastic paralegia?

Can u treat hereditary spastic paralegia?

Yes and no: Hereditary spastic diplegia or paraplegia is a slowly progressive stiffening of the legs. Some progress more rapidly and need aggressive therapy and bracing and even surgery. More often it is very slow and can be be dealt with without braces or surgery but with appropriate therapy. There is no cure, but there is good management. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for esophageal spasm?

Natural remedies for esophageal spasm?

Spasm remedy: MAgnesium supplement of 400-800 daily. Mint tea, mint flavor in general ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for chronic lazy bowel syndrome?

Are there any effective treatments for chronic lazy bowel syndrome?

See a doctor: If the doctor and find the true cause, usually can be treated with medication. You need to see a doctor to find the true cause. ...Read more

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What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

Bruising & soreness: Botox (botulinum toxin) inhibits the neurotransmitter acetylcholamine, so the nerves can't tell the muscles to move and they're paralyzed. The effect lasts 4-6 months. Injections can be associated with bruising and soreness at the injection site. ...Read more

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What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

Not aware of any: Periodic limb movements in sleep are perhaps similar to restless leg sydrome, but represent sudden nocturnal jerking while asleep. No otc preps seem useful, but drugs such as clonazepam, ropinorole, pramipexole, and even l-dopa may control this. ...Read more

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Are there any longterm cures for painful bladder syndrome?

Are there any longterm cures for painful bladder syndrome?

Not really: However many patients have learned hwo to accomodate the symptoms and have been functioning quite normally. ...Read more

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What are good herbal remedies for joint stiffness?

What are  good herbal remedies  for joint stiffness?

Fish oil: Fish oils and the omega 3 fatty acids have been good for joint stiffness as well as glucosamine with chondroitin and msm. ...Read more

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What are treatments for scoliosis with a 42 degree curve?

What are treatments for scoliosis with a 42 degree curve?

Depends: At 42 degrees with progression of curve and/or pain, a surgical recommendation can be made to treat a scoliosis. There are patients who do not have surgery, since their curves are stable with minimal or no progression. For patients with stable curves, non-corrective treatments, such as therapy or exercise, are based upon symptoms like discomfort. ...Read more

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Natural cure for spasmodic dysphones?

Natural cure for spasmodic dysphones?

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

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What are side effect remedies for stiff muscles from repspidone?

What are side effect remedies for stiff muscles from repspidone?

Beztropin: Benztropin 1 mg will help to subside side effects. Or 25 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help for side effects also help for sleep ...Read more

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What are some permanent solutions to treating masseter dystonia?

Botox helps: Injection of Botox in the mass ?tre muscle usually helps. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for volkmann's contracture?

No: But treatment can improve function and relieve contractures. Therapy and muscle releases are performed. ...Read more

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Is there any OTC or home treatment that is effective for relieving chronic muscle spasms in the calves?

Is there any OTC or home treatment that is effective for relieving chronic muscle spasms in the calves?

Muscle spasms: Muscle spasms can be due to low magnesium levels. Use a chelated magnesium and calcium supplement to help. Also decrease your caffeine intake and drink more water. ...Read more

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Any cures for correcting flathead syndrome?

Any cures for correcting flathead syndrome?

Yes, in infants.: Flat back of the head is called plagiocephaly. The most common cause by far is babies laying on their backs. "back to sleep" is the right thing to do as this clearly prevents sudden infant death syndrome. Usually the flat head will self resolve with less time spent on the back, or helmeting can be considered if the problem is severe. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help ?

What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines.  Epsom salt or oil massage will help ?

Anti-inflamm. Diet: Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic, inflammatory condition that can lead to chronic back pain. Because it is systemic, topical treatments are unlikely to have much affect long term. There is some thought that an antiinflammatory diet can reduce inflammation levels in the body and can potentially have a dramatic affect. ...Read more

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What are some alternate treaments for progressive supranuclear palsy (psp) like ayurveda, homeopathy or siddha?

What are some alternate treaments for progressive supranuclear palsy (psp) like ayurveda, homeopathy or siddha?

PSP: With any of these other forms of medicine, you would need very skilled, experienced professionals to work with you alongside your conventional neurologist. Many conventional physicians are becoming trained in ayurveda and homeopathy -- i'm sorry, but i know little about siddha although this one originated in india like ayurveda. For homeopathic physicians, you can see: http://tinyurl.Com/lgsovco. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spastic contractures?

What is the definition or description of: Spastic contractures?

See below: A contracture is an abnormal loss of passive motion of a joint due to a relative shortening of the soft tissues around the joint. A spastic contracture is a contracture that occurs secondary to increased muscular gone and can be seen in patients with previous strokes and other neurological conditions such as spastic cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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Spastic colitis treatment?

Spastic colitis treatment?

Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. Ibs runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. Sibo (bacteria) may be present. Has systemic disease been ruled out? Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with GI doctor please. ...Read more

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Sir what is the treatment of spastic diplegia?

Sir what is the treatment of spastic diplegia?

Several: There are multiple treatments that can be used to treat the spasticity related to spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. The main consideration is making sure that the treatment does not make the legs too weak and affects walking ability. Medications, physical therapy, injections with botulinum toxin and surgery (last resort). May all be used depending on the patient and his/her functional goals. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dupuytren's contracture?

What is the treatment for dupuytren's contracture?

There are 3 options: Dupuytren's contracture can be treated with surgical removal of the diseased tissue and straightening of the finger. Percutaneous release of the contracted finger called needle aponuerotomy. Finally, Collagenase injection followed by manipulation can be used to correct the deformity. Dupuytren's contracture is an ongoing disease and recurrence is common with all treatments. ...Read more

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Spastic colon treatment to get relief right away?

Spastic colon treatment to get relief right away?

Diet and fluids: And probiotics seem to help if patient is compliant. Eat a high fiber diet, regular meal times and portions and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any surgical treatment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy ?

Please let me know if there is any surgical treatment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy ?

There are surgical: Options, such as tendon transfers. There are physicians at tgh that i know can do this. However, this will not correct the myelopathy, it will only ease the pain from the spasticity. It may not improve function as well. Have you tried Botox injections? They are very useful with spasticity of you have not tried yet. ...Read more

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Spastic cerebral palsy, what will be the treatment?

Spastic cerebral palsy, what will be the treatment?

Botox: Agree with dr lotfi.In addition, some severe cases improve with Botox injections to relive the tightness, allowing more flexibility. ...Read more

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Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Any treatment for heriditary spastic  paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more

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I have Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Hep C, Spastic Hemi CP, vision is 20;200. falling apart, numerous doctors no treatment for anything, solutions!

I have Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Hep C, Spastic Hemi CP, vision is 20;200. falling apart, numerous doctors no treatment for anything, solutions!

Medical Marijuana: Your condition is dire. The way this should be treated is too complicated to write in the word limit answer. If you want those answers for treatments, consult me. Rather than cures to live longer, I'd improve quality of your life. Medical Marijuana can help you with spasticity, drug side-effects, symptoms of liver failure. But should be vaporized or better yet eaten due to ur emphysema. ...Read more

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My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?

My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?

Post-meningitic: TB affects multiple areas and can damage the nervous system by both direct damage and vasculitis of penetrating vessels from the meninges to the brain resulting in infarcts (killing of brain cells). This is not generally fully reversible and must be treated symptomatically. The only person who can determine what is necessary is the neurologist seeing her. Stick with them and be hopeful. ...Read more

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PT place is treating Scatia. Any other remedies? Already on Baclofen for spasticity. Want to rid pain, but want to know if another med can help?

PT place is treating Scatia. Any other remedies? Already on Baclofen for spasticity. Want to rid pain, but want to know if another med can help?

Possibly: You are already doing two important treatment modalities for sciatica. Other options include Anti- inflammatories such as Advil or Aleve or prescription medications. Acetaminophen like Tylenol and in some rarer cases short courses of steroids like prednisone. However you would need to talk with your physician and make sure these are safe options for you based on your medical history. Good luck ...Read more

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I had a stroke in 2008 ( I was 23). Are there any natural remedies that can assist my meds with spasticity and thalamic pain syndrome due to a stroke?

I had a stroke in 2008 ( I was 23). Are there any natural remedies that can assist my meds with spasticity and thalamic pain syndrome due to a stroke?

Spasticity: I don't know of any specific remedies for this purpose. However you might consider talking with your physician about a trial of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy for the Thalamic Pain Syndrome. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21334511 ...Read more

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Relative delivered at 6,5months 21 years ago.has celebral palsy, spastic diplegia.walks with help.any remedies and chance to walk independently?

Relative delivered at 6,5months 21 years ago.has celebral palsy, spastic diplegia.walks with help.any remedies and chance to walk independently?

Rehabilitation!: Cerebral palsy is a non progressive condition Physical therapy ,occupationl therapy and rehabilitation is recommended Sometimes Botox injections in selected muscles or even orthopedic corrective operations may improve matters ...Read more

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What surgeon does the dupuytren`s contracture operation?

Hand surgeon: Just to mention, there are other options available besides surgery, the latest being xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) Collagenase injections. If used properly this can be an excellent alternative to traditional surgery. Check out www.Myhandhealth.Com and click on xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) or dupuytrens. ...Read more

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How common is dupuytren's contracture in the u.S.? Is there a lot of very mild cases that people don't know about?

3-6% incidence: Dupuytren's contracture affects 3-6% of the population of the United States. Cases vary btw very mild disease with nodules only, to severe cases with bilateral hand contractures, recurrence and involvement of the feet and/or penis. The disease is more common in people with northern european ancestry and has a strong family inheritance pattern. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

Neuro vs muscular: To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Contracture = deformity caused by permanent shortening of ...Read more