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Treatments For Saturday Night Palsy
Whats the best treatment plan for Saturday night palsy , what kind of splints does physiotherapy help thanks?
...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
Several: The original kaiser studies suggested that steroid therapies might work well, and later studies suggested some benefit with thiamine. Since there is evidence that both herpes simplex and zoster may cause variations of bell's palsy, anti-virals may be used. However, even if not treated 92.5% of cases fully recover on their own after several weeks. ...Read more
No effective therapy: ...Has been proven. Look at this article - http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1151430-treatment i assume there has been a thorough neurologic work-up and trial of a Dopamine agonist. There are some treatments in this article to consider with some benefit by case report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good Rx available!!: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo is both together). Tailor rx & watch for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for psp patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or clozaril. Remember, response is variable, but worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptom treatment: The treatment for cerebral palsy is predominantly physical and occupational therapy combined with input from specialists in physical medicine. Braces, adapted seating devices, use of medication to reduce spasticity and recently Botox injections to reduce spasticity. Special education services are a part of management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: CP is a disorder of movement or posture related to brain injury that occurred at some point from pregnancy until the third birthday. It can be associated with many other related problems depending on the expent. Each case is somewhat unique ; most are mild and improve with developmental therapy like pt. It sounds like you need a family conference with dr or referral to a developmental center. ...Read more
Several: There are no cures for cerebral palsy. But there are many treatments that are helpful. Physical, occupational, and at times speech therapy are helpful. Some children are helped by braces or assistive devices, and there are many medicial treamtent options for the movement disorders of cerebral palsy such as spasticity or distonia. ...Read more
Is there a medical link between aspergers and cerebral palsy? And what treatments are available to an individual who is living with both?
Dx with bell's palsy following a virus. Ear is swollen and everything sounds weird. How long before my face gets better and what are the treatments?
What are some alternative treatments for progressive supranuclear palsy (psp) like ayurveda, homeopathy or siddha?
Collaborative care: Psp is a rare degenerative disease of the brain involving movement & balance as well as changes in mood, behavior and personality. Conventional medicine has no cure. Homeopathy does not treat the specific pathological condition, but can help the person by applying the single homeopathic medicine called for by his/her specific experience. You need a very well-trained homeopath to work with you. ...Read more
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