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Saturday Night Palsy (Overview)

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Whats the best treatment plan for Saturday night palsy , what kind of splints does physiotherapy help thanks?

Whats 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. ...Read more

Saturday Night Palsy (Overview)

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Can having a head tilt or cranial palsy cause you to see ghost images around lights and objects. that are worse at night, not true double vision?

Can having a head tilt or cranial palsy cause you to see ghost images around lights and objects. that are worse at night, not true double vision?

Maybe: Cranial nerve palsies will give you double vision in both daylight and ghost images at night. Usually abnormalities of the cornea (astigmatism) leads to see ghost images as well as cataracts. Best to check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Living with Cerebral Palsy (Checklist)

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I have cerebral palsy & am having bad stiffness and pain at night in hamstrings and hips & trouble moving in daytime as well. Is it age?How can i fix?

I have cerebral palsy & am having bad stiffness and pain at night in hamstrings and hips & trouble moving in daytime as well. Is it age?How can i fix?

Common problem: Many people with CP have problems with stiff muscles and pain from that. You can ask your doctor for a muscle relaxant and that is helpful in some people. Also regular stretching or yoga can help a great deal. It may be helpful for you to get a physical therapist to teach you the most helpful stretches to do at home. ...Read more

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What causes bell's palsy?

Viral infection: Bell's palsy is one reason people develop facial paralysis. True bell's palsy is felt to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve leading to swelling of the nerve and damage to it caused by decreased blood flow. Steroids are very helpful in treating this. Some people incorrectly term facial paralysis "bell's palsy." this is not correct, you must exclude other causes of facial paralysis. ...Read more

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What causes bell's palsy?

Probably a virus: Bell's palsy is weakness of the facial muscles. It is considered by many to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve - although that is not certain. It is important to rule out other causes of facial paralysis such a tumor growth or a stroke before arriving at the diagnosis of bell's palsy. Anyone with facial weakness or paralysis should have a complete medical evaluation by a specialist. ...Read more

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Can bell's palsy reoccur?

Yes but rare: Bell's palsy can recur but this is rare. Recurrent facial paralysis or weakness may be more commonly related to a tumor growth, infection or a nerve disorder. This should be carefully evaluated by a neurologist of ENT specialist. ...Read more

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How common is bell's palsy?

Not very: Bells palsy is not as uncommon as is generally believed. Worldwide statistics set the frequency at just over .02% of the population (with geographical variations). In human terms this is 1 of every 5000 people over the course of a lifetime and 40, 000 americans every year. (courtesy of the bells palsy web site). ...Read more

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How can I treat bell's palsy?

Couple of ways: Treatments for bell's palsy include ensuring protection for your eyes [make sure that they are kept moist and protected]. Sometimes physicians will prescribe steroids [to reduce possible swelling] or antivirals [if it is suspected that the bell's palsy was triggered by a virus]. If you suspect that you have bell's palsy, see your doctor to determine the right course of treatment. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...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


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more