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Whats spastic diplegia?

Whats spastic diplegia?

Using a form of CP: This term is usually reserved for those who suffer from a form of cerebral palsy where the lower extremities (legs) are stiff, jumpy and weak. ...Read more

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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


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What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

Legs>arms: Spastic diplegia is a condition in which the lower extremities are more affected than uppers. Intelligence may be normal and ambulation with braces or ankle supports may be good ...Read more

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Is spastic paralysis curable?

Is spastic paralysis curable?

No: It is possible to reduce the spasticity to a degree with medications, phyiscal therapy, different treatments like Botox injections, and some fancier treatments like implantable pumps to deliver anti spasticity medication. Unfortunately at this date we do not have a "cure" that can reverse paralysis. I hope we will someday. ...Read more

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What's spastic paralysis?

What's spastic paralysis?

CEREBRAL PALSY: Spastic paralysis is due to a group of conditions that involves nervous sustem and hypertonicity in the muscles of extremities also called cerebral palsy. Condition is caused by injury and abnormalities in the brain.These happen in the womb or in first two years of life.It may be due to lack of oxygen going to brain.Bleeding in the brain, brain infections, head injury, maternal rubella& sever jaund. ...Read more

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What is spastic bilateral quadriplegia?

What is spastic bilateral  quadriplegia?

Jibberish: Patients who have spasticity can be described in many ways. Hemiplegia means that half of the body is involved. Diplegia means two limbs - usually the legs - are involved. Quadriplegia means that all four limbs are involved. Some doctors use the term of bilateral hemiplegia for patients with both sides of the body involved but one side more than other - bilateral quadriplegia does not exist. ...Read more

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How to treat severe spastic dysphonia accompanying dysarthria?

How to treat severe spastic dysphonia accompanying dysarthria?

Spastic dysphonia: Botox is generally the best treatment for pure isolated spasmodic dysphonia. Dysarthria is a different issue. Sounds like you need to see a laryngologist and a neurologist ...Read more

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What is spastic paraplegia?

What is spastic paraplegia?

See below: Paraplegia refers to weakness or paralysis of the lower extremities. Spastic refers to the tone of the muscle which is abnormally increased. Spastic paraplegia occurs when there is damage to either the spinal cord, brain or both. There are many causes including trauma, infections, vascular problems, and toxins. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cerebral palsy and spastic hemiparesis or diplegia?

Terminology: Spastic diplegia refers to spasticity that primarily affects the legs, and spastic hemiplegia primarily affects one side of the body (arm and leg). Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder caused by damage to an immature brain and can present as either. ...Read more

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Could having mild cerebral palsy cause an antalgic gait?

Could having mild cerebral palsy cause an antalgic gait?

Word games: The term antalgic refers to a gait that favors one leg to avoid pain in another. While possibly visibly the same in CP, that gait is generally due to abnormal motor function and not an effort to avoid pain. ...Read more

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What is spastic hemiparesis in children?

What is spastic hemiparesis in children?

One side affected: This generally refers to a disorder of strength and mobility involving one side of the body.The limbs are stiff and movement is difficult but possible.Hemiplegia would mean the side is essentially paralyzed. It is often the result of pre-natal brain injury/stroke and more often found in premature infants. ...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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What is hereditary spastic paraparesis?

What is hereditary spastic paraparesis?

Rare condition: Progressive leg weakness and spasticity (tightness and catching of leg with flexion), caused by autosomal dominant and recessive or x-linked genetics, with usual slow progression and normal life span. Mri may demonstrate atrophy of brain and/or spinal cord. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of cerebral palsy spastic diplegia?

Stiff legs from CP: Cerebral palsy describes disorders of movement & posture related to injury to the developing nervous system before the third birthday.(pregnancy, labor, delivery or after) an injury to the brain cells that handle the motor functions of the lower extremities can produce diplegia (two limb) stiffness.This injury has been associated with a brain hemorrhage near the motor cells. ...Read more

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Could schizophrenia cause severe muscle spasms?

Could schizophrenia cause severe muscle spasms?

It can: There are reports of muscle spasms being associated with schizophrenia, although some authors suggest this is a result of the treatment of the disorder rather than the disorder itself. Please see your doctor to determine potential causes of these symptoms, particularly if they are new. ...Read more

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How is spastic paralysis treated?

How is spastic paralysis treated?

See below: Spastic paralysis is a general term for many condition in the brain or spinal cord that cause weakness or paralysis of the limbs as well as spasticity which causes increased abnormal tone in the muscles. The conditions most often associated with this conditions are brain injuries, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and sometimes als. There are treatments that can reduce spasticity. ...Read more

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What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...

What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...

One disease: is unlikely to do all this (Lymes Disease, Neurosyphilis, Porphyria , SLE ? Each could account for all but one of symptoms listed) I spent the better part of an hour trying to come up with one disease.......I give up. Must be one disease plus the side effects of a treatment or more than one condition. Lets figure it out!! Need more information!! www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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How do people with mild hemiplegia (cerebral palsy) cope?

How do people with mild hemiplegia (cerebral palsy) cope?

Very well!: Mild hemiplegic patients can do very well. They should see an orthopaedist or physiatrist to coordinate their care for physical therapy and bracing (as needed). Some patients will benefit from upper or lower extremity surgery depending on the patient. ...Read more

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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

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Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Postop complication: One has to worry about a delayed postoperative complication-significant!!!! Need to see operating surgeon . Potential causes would be hematoma(blood) compressing spinal cord or even a spinal cord lesion remote from operative site ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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How well do people with hemiplegia walk?

How well do people with hemiplegia walk?

See below: Many people with hemiplegia learn to walk again. The walking varies from very slow and effortful to barely noticable. Most people require physical therapy to regain walking ability. This can also improve with practice. ...Read more

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What is the difference between quadriplegia, and hemiplegia?

4 vs 2: Quadriplegia means that all four of a person's limbs are not functioning at full capacity, whereas in hemiplegia, only two are affected. ...Read more

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What is it like to have alternating hemiplegia and how to cope?

Alternating hemipleg: Alternating is a very rare genetic disease which causes sudden spells of hemiplegia affecting various sites if the body depending on the severity of the illness coping can be very difficult. The lesser form has a better prognosis than the severe form. Verapamil has helped in some cases. More information can be obtained from the National institute of Health ...Read more

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Are people with right hemiplegia worse then people with left hemi?

Are people with right hemiplegia worse then people with left hemi?

Depends: A left-handed person (leftie) who develops a stroke causing left-sided weakness (hemiplegia) will have a harder time recovering than if he had right hemiplegia. However, in majority of cases people with right sided hemiplegia will also have problems with speech production and language comprehension since the speech control area is on the left brain, the side controlling the right side of the body. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about experienced alternating hemiplegia, if so how have you coped.Thanks?

I can give you the : resource for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder: http://ahckids.org. A mutation of a gene on the long arm of Chromosome 19 is one of the causes. ...Read more

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What is mild hemiplegia of the left leg?

Read on : Hemiplegia is the term applied to the weakness of an arm and leg on the same side although they may not be affected equally the weakness of an arm or leg is monoplegia and all 4 quadroplegia there are many causes for each condition. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between hemiplegia / hemiparetic / hemiparesis?

Is there a difference between hemiplegia / hemiparetic / hemiparesis?

Degree of weakness: Hemiparesis is the term used to describe unilateral weakness.The range of power is anything less than full, to just being able to move a limb when gravity is removed. Hemiplegia describes a limb(s) that have no movement. The spectrum of power goes from full->hemiparesis->hemiplegia. The tone of a hemiparetic can be either flaccid or spastic depending on the cause. ...Read more

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How can a stroke in utero happen and when could it happen and why didn't I know my son has CP right hemiplegia and i'm still trying to understand

How can a stroke in utero happen and when could it happen and why didn't I know my son has CP right hemiplegia and i'm still trying to understand

Speculation: CP is defined as a disorder of movement & posture related to an injury of the developing nervous system.Data show that more than half happen in mothers with normal pregnancy/labor/delivery's.A fetus grabbing the umbilical cord and slowing blood flow (which can starve nerve cells), other events that shift circulation,etc.We can only speculate.Most could not be prevented.Bad stuff happens sometimes ...Read more

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Hemiplegia (Definition)

Hemiplegia = full or partial paralysis of one entire side ...Read more