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Doctor insights on: Severe Spastic Hemiplegia

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Is hemiplegia cureable after a well planned exercise regime?

Is hemiplegia cureable after a well planned exercise regime?

Its possible: Exercise, stretching, splinting, heat, electric stimulation and other modalities have the potential to improve a hemiplegia, usually of a brain origin. Prognosis after a spinal cord lesion may be actually better although much rarer. Of the brain causes, recovery is influenced by many factors including age, other health problems and amount of brain damaged. Sometimes no improvement will occur. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Hemiplegia (Definition)

Hemiplegia is a term describing the inability to move a group of muscles on one side of the body. It is commonly caused by strokes, and may involve muscles of the ...Read more


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What is hemiplegia paralysis?

What is hemiplegia paralysis?

Half body weak: Hemiplegia means half the body. Paralysis means inability to move. Following a stroke a person may be paralysed on only one half of the body. Any damage to one side of the brain can result in paralysis of the opposite side of the body. ...Read more

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What are some devices to help a person with hemiplegia?

What are some devices to help a person with hemiplegia?

See below: Many; there are special walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, devices that help with dressing, grooming and bathing and eating . There are devices that help move paralyzed limbs. There are modified vehicles that allow persons with a stroke to drive if possible. See a rehab doctor (physiatrist) and you can learn more. ...Read more

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Does right hemiplegia cause dysphagia more than the left ?

Does right hemiplegia cause dysphagia more than the left ?

No: Dysphagia is not caused by hemiplegia, but people with hemiplegia may have dysphagia due to a stroke. Dysphagia can be a result of a stroke in either side of the brain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have right sided hemiplegia, are there any recommended exercises that I could use to build muscle?

What to do if I have right sided hemiplegia, are there any recommended exercises that I could use to build muscle?

Recommend: This is going to be complex and challenging, and not simple. You are best advised to find a physical therapist who is experienced in stroke rehabilitation, and has worked with folks who have focal weakness such as yours. Would also help to get a physiatrist involved, again one with extensive stroke experience. Wish you the best of outcomes. ...Read more

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Is hemiplegia fully cureable with well planned exercise?

Is hemiplegia fully cureable with well planned exercise?

Plegia-n; paresis-y: Hemiplegia is a complete paralysis, usually of a limb or limbs (commonly on one side of the body and due to stroke). Largely irreversible, however well planned exercise, pt, particularly occupational therapy--maximizing functionality in activities of daily living--important. Hemiparesis is weakness: here, much can be reversed, at least improved, and other muscles can take over the same function. ...Read more

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What is hemiplegia and what kind if dr do you see for it?

Weakness: Hemiplegia means weakness affecting half of the body, such as the right arm and right leg. You should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is hemiplegia? What kind if dr do you see for it? Thx

What is hemiplegia? What kind if dr do you see for it? Thx

Weakness: Hemiplegia means weakness affecting half of the body, such as the right arm and right leg. You should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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How can people with hemiplegia walk?

Spasticity helps: Extensor tone over the afflicted leg allows some dimensions of stabilization, but safer to use an afo splint for the foot drop, and perhaps a 4-legged cane to add to support, or better yet, a walker on wheels to prevent falling. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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One Sided Paralysis (Definition)

One-sided paralysis is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to move on one side of his body. This is often ...Read more