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Should I go to my primary care, neurologist or seek a pain specialist to deal with scatia pain? In stroke recovery and on 60 mg of baclofen daily.

Should I go to my primary care, neurologist or seek a pain specialist to deal with scatia pain? In stroke recovery and on 60 mg of baclofen daily.

First clarify the Dx: So if you can because by a variety of medical conditions. It would be wise to see your primary physician and then depending on what the outcome of that evaluation and then a neurologist. The pain physician may not be in the diagnostic room on this ...Read more

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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In stroke recovery what do leg braces do?

In stroke recovery what do leg braces do?

Many things: The braces are used to maintain alignment and prvent contractures. Also maintain stability when rehab is initiated. ...Read more

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Would medical marijuana help my stroke recovery?

Would medical marijuana help my stroke recovery?

Uncertain: I have not read the actual studies that suggest it might aid in recovery. See: http://www. Huffingtonpost. Co.uk/2013/12/03/cannabis-may-help-stroke-recovery_n_4376100.html ...Read more

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What can I do to improve this feeling of stiffness, after stroke recovery? I've already had months of rehab, but I'm so frustrated.

What can I do to improve this feeling of stiffness, after stroke recovery? I've already had months of rehab, but I'm so frustrated.

Post-stroke: Stiffness. Please consider taking some training in qigong. See www. Nqa. Org to find a teacher. Tai chi may be an alternative but qigong would be better. Get some massage if you can. See abmp. Com for referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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After brain stroke recovery in hospital suddenly ammonia 99, encephalopathy, unconcious, breathing on own, feeding thrgh tube, 3 days now, not conciou?

After brain stroke recovery in hospital suddenly ammonia 99, encephalopathy, unconcious, breathing on own, feeding thrgh tube, 3 days now, not conciou?

Elevated ammonia: Will need to be brought down to below 76 (1.5 x upper limit of normal) This can be achieved with lactulose and neomycin or similar treatment. Recovery of consciousness will hopefully occur soon. Might want to check an EEG (will see what are called triphasics with hepatic encephalopathy) Also they can make sure there is no sub-clinical seizure activity. ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of having a full recovery in case of paralysis due to stroke?

I have seen it: Now, don't carve in stone, but I have seen amazing recoveries over a 4-6 month period of time in cases of hemiparesis, where I felt there was no hope. This is relatively uncommon, but does happen. So, work hard in rehab program, take your med, exercise, and stay optimistic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does cardiomyopathy cause throat paralysis?

Does cardiomyopathy cause throat paralysis?

Pressure on a nerve: As the heart enlarges, the left atrium enlarges and that can cause pressure on the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Thus, change in voice timbre. This can also happen in patients with mitral stenosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for strep throat bacteria cause vocal cord paralysis?

Is it possible for strep throat bacteria cause vocal cord paralysis?

No: Swelling of the throat can affect the vocal cords and make it difficult to talk. In whopping cough (pertussis) this can be severe to the point of inability to breath. Damage to the nerve to the vocal cords should not occur. ...Read more

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Left side paralysis visionloss speech loss trmors left leg severe headache MRI shows no stroke what coukd this be?

Left side paralysis visionloss speech loss trmors left leg severe headache MRI shows no stroke what coukd this be?

Stroke Syndrome: Depending on whether the symptoms are transient or permanent. If transient can be TIA or complicated migraine. If permanent, then a stroke that was not visualized on imaging. Best check with your doctor. ...Read more

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The hospital say my brothers are busting ok my brother is 57 an had another stroke monday the 16th an was put in hospital well friday morning he was unresponsive to anything they went down his throat an said his artie was busted they fixed it an now its b

It's: It's difficult to know exactly what's going on here. Strokes don't really go together with bleeding from vessels that you would find by going "down his throat."

if the procedure that found the bleeding vessels in the neck was endoscopy (a camera through the mouth), then the bleeding could have been from an artery in an ulcer or from a dilated vein. If your brother has no history of liver disease, then bleeding from a vein is less likely. On the other hand, if he does have liver disease, then he may have abnormal blood clotting ability, which could cause both bleeding from veins in the esophagus and potentially bleeding into the brain.

If the procedure that found the bleeding vessels was an angiogram (a small tube inserted through an artery in the arm or leg), then he may have aneurysms, a vascular malformation, or a dissection in the vessel wall that could cause both the local problem and the stroke.

That's about the best I can do with the information provided. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when you have paralysis from a stroke?

What does it feel like when you have paralysis from a stroke?

Feel?: Paralysis from a stroke differs based on the part of the brain that is affected. It can be associated with numbness and lack of sensation n the affected side. As to how a person experiences a stroke and feels afterwards it is highly variable. Perhaps a stroke survivor can answer that better than any physician could. ...Read more

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What causes paralysis on the left side of the body when its not a stroke?

Hemiparesis caused: Partial paralysis on one side of body is called hemiparesis it can be caused by migraine, head trauma, muscular dystrophy. Brain tumours and stroke as well sometimes. ...Read more

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What kind of stroke leaves you with one-sided paralysis?

Stroke: Likely middle cerebral artery territory--as supplied by the carotid artery. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of left side partial paralysis that is not a stroke?

Hemiparesis caused: Partial paralysis on one side of body is called hemiparesis it can be caused by migraine, head trauma, muscular dystrophy. Brain tumours and stroke as well sometimes. ...Read more

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Is brain stroke and paralysis a possible risk for people with migraine?

Is brain stroke and paralysis a possible risk for people with migraine?

Rare: Yes, stroke is a known complication of migraines. Fortunately, it is quite rare. ...Read more

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Is getting sharp pains on the right side of my head over getting mad n my jaw getting stuck a sign of facial paralysis or stroke? Also my eye twitches

Is getting sharp pains on the right side of my head over getting mad n my jaw getting stuck a sign of facial paralysis or stroke? Also my eye twitches

Muscle tension: You are more likely clenching your teeth tightly and and causing the symptoms you describe. If these do not resolve fairly quickly or you develop weakness prompt physician evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Do u think stroke patient with right side paralysis would benefit from massage?

Yes: Patients will definitely benefit from massage. Also stretching exercise will help. ...Read more

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What should I be careful of when performing a massage on a stroke patient with right side paralysis

Gentle: Just must make sure you do gentle passive range of motion and that they may not feel pain so if you are too rough you may break something. Gentle is the key. ...Read more

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Due to what doctors say was a stroke my soft palate fall I have no gag reflex no feeling down my throat can not get air in or out my nose my voice?

Due to what doctors say was a stroke my soft palate fall I have no gag reflex no feeling down my throat can not get air in or out my nose my voice?

Multidisciplinary: It seems your diagnosis might benefit from multidisciplinary approach from several different doctors and specialists. The key is communication to arrive at proper diagnosis and treatment plan to maximize your overall health. ...Read more

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Been sick since yesterday. Fever, sore throat, runny nose and headache. Today, my left hand feels bruised and heavy? Worried about a stroke??

Been sick since yesterday. Fever, sore throat, runny nose and headache. Today, my left hand feels bruised and heavy? Worried about a stroke??

Anxiety: Fever, sore throat, runny nose and headache sound pretty typical for an upper respiratory infection (aka "cold"). Colds don't cause strokes. You list anxiety and panic attacks on your profile - I suspect your fear of a stroke falls into that category. Be brave. You're going to get better! ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to deal with a stomach virus/diaherra with high blood pressure. I'm in stroke recovery.

Is there anything I can take to deal with a stomach virus/diaherra with high blood pressure. I'm in stroke recovery.

Drink fluids: If this is diarrhea due to a virus, then the best thing to do is to keep hydrated and let the body fight off the viral infection. If you want you can take immodium (loperamide) for the diarrhea. If this does not get better I would advise you go see your regular doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Poonam Manasa
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Stroke Recovery (Definition)

Recovering from stroke usually involves a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and nutritionists. Many patients will need some sort of rehabilitation after leaving the hospital in a skilled nursing facility or stroke rehab center before they are ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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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