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How can I control spastic hemiparesis?

How can I control spastic hemiparesis?

PT/Baclofen or botox: To help with spasticity, things like Baclofen pumps and Botox injections into the muscle have shown to reduce the stiffness and increase function. Most of the time, a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehab physician) does these procedures. Other interventions include pt, occupational therapy, speech and behavior therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Hemiparesis (Definition)

Hemiparesis is a clinical finding in which half of the body (hemi-) has decreased strength or the inability to move (paresis). This can occur with nerve damage to the spinal ...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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How can I control or mitigate a spastic hemiparesis?

Medication/botox: You want to maintain some degree of spasticity in your leg to assist walking. The use of oral medication may help, but will affect arm and leg-plus there may be sedation. Botox can be very helpful, different doses for arm/leg, customizing the effect. It can address specific trouble areas oral medications can't address. Would find a neurologist/ rehab doctor who does this under EMG for best result. ...Read more

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In what way can I control or lessen a spastic hemiparesis?

Suggestions: Could try anti-spasticity drugs, such as baclofen, dantrolene, or tizanidine, and even BOTOX. Baclofen pump of value in some cases. However, physical therapy by experienced clinic may be highly miraculous. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could control or lessen a spastic hemiparesis?

Approaches: Physical and occupational therapy, exercises, BOTOX, anti spasticity drugs such as tizanidine, baclofen, even diazepam. Maybe if all else fails, use of baclofen pump. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cerebral palsy and a spastic hemiparesis?

Is there a  difference between cerebral palsy and a spastic hemiparesis?

Categorical : "cp" is a group of chronic motor impairments defined by functional limitations in mobility & hand use from neurological dysfunction, not by underlying cause.Impaired control of movement & posture appears early in life, usually from prenatal brain malformation or injury. Spastic=increased muscle tone with decreased voluntary movement hemi-one-sided paresis-weakness is a form of cp. ...Read more

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

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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Can a pinched nerve cause a hemiparesis?

Can a pinched nerve cause a hemiparesis?

No: A single pinched nerve may cause weakness in the distribution of that nerve only. Hemiparesis=weakness on half the body should be caused by something larger like a stroke or compression of the spinal cord/disease of the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Can hemiparesis causes be determined by doctors?

Absolutely: Start with your family md and then a neurologist for a full neurological workup and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a mild right hemiparesis?

Weakness: This means that the muscles on the right side of hte body are mildly weak. It is typically called hemiparesis (half-weak) when the cause is a problem in the brain or spinal cord, such as a stroke, tumor or traumatic injury. ...Read more