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Doctor insights on: Severe Spastic Hemiplegia

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Dr. Edward Smith Dr. Smith
Neurology
50 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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. Jan Lei Iwata
37 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. William Goldie Dr. Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
44 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Kathryn Mosher Dr. Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
28 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez Dr. Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
9 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil Dr. Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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

Dr. Aaron Haug Dr. Haug
Neurology
10 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Aaron Haug Dr. Haug
Neurology
10 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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. Jay Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
28 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Lauren Elson Dr. Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
12 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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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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Dr. Romeo Mandanas Dr. Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
34 years in practice
Cebu Institute of Medicine
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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

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Djamchid Lotfi Dr. Lotfi
Neurology
54 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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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

Dr. Jonathan Dissin Dr. Dissin
Neurology
35 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau Dr. Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
32 years in practice
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
35 doctors shared insights

Hemiplegia (Definition)

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