Top 20 Doctor insights on: Treatments for upper motor neuron lesion
Try this: Although no cure currently, the drug Riluzole has been used to slow down the process and prevent or delay tracheostomy. Some pts might benefit from other glutamate blockers, Gabapentin and memantine have been tried in addition. Some alternative health sites have mentioned anti-oxidant approaches, and you might check hsi (health science institute). Get second opinion at nearby medical schools. ...Read more
Extensor respons: The presence of a Babinski sign suggests an upper motor neuron lesion, although in infants the presence of the dorsiflexion of the great toe with plantar stimulation can be normal. Simplifying, it's thought by some it may be related to the difference between the anatomical flexors behaving differently, more as extensors. Medicine Decoded has a reasonable explanation of this. ...Read more
Neurologist: The physical exam findings will be more difficult to see, but a neurologist will be able to examine the patient and might elect to do testing such as an EMG which tests the conduction of the nerves. ...Read more
What are the symptoms and signs of the upper motor neuron lesion (cortex, internal capsule, brainstem, spinal cord)?
Variable, but: Typical results of a stroke affecting brainstem and rostral structures, could see focal weakness over unilateral arm and leg, with possible problem with speech. Spinal cord smaller area and maybe both legs and less commonly unilateral arm and leg. ...Read more
Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. Sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. Upper motor neuron lesion? Why?
Paralyzis in one limb initiated 2 weeks post scoliosis surgery. Clonus spasms and dorsal back pain. Upper motor neuron lesion? Why? Mri and CT normal.
Higher brain centers: Babies normally have babinski responses but lose it as they mature. The response remains deep in the brain and spinal cord but is suppressed by the higher brain centers. If the higher brain centers become damaged, these primitive responses return because they are no longer being suppressed. Hope this helps to simplify the prior excellent answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The upper motor neurons also called “Cortical Motor Neurons” are located in the motor cortex of the brain. The the spinal motor neurons are the lower motor neurons. Signs of UMN is a stiffness and resistance to movement. Signs of LMN damage include weakness, muscle atrophy.
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Which treatment is best for large poliploid lesion in ileum? Is this completely curable after treatment? My father is ill...He is 50 year. Help me!
Need to find out dia: First we have to find out what this polypoid lesion is. This will require a biopsy which may need surgery. Once we know what kind of disease this is, then we can give you prognosis. If it turns out to be cancer, it may be removable which can often cure cancer but not always. So go to meet with his doctor and ask such questions to his doctors. ...Read more
Benign parotid lesion in the deep lobe with cystic degeneration. 1.1 x 1.2cm in size, mobile, not painful. Suggested treatments?
It depends...: If the lesion was diagnosed as clearly benign by biopsy or aspiration then several options are possible including watchful waiting if it doesn't bother the patient and is not an esthetic problem, or surgical removal. Consulting a surgeon is recommended. ...Read more
What are treatment options for a 2.4 cm liver lesion seen via ultrasound in case it turns out to be malignent?
Depends on type.: Even if it's a malignancy (cancer), the options for treatment can vary based on the type of cancer & it's cause. In general, cancers are treated by 1-3 of 3 modalities: 1) chemotherapy (delivered locally or systemic), 2) surgery (liver surgery is risky!), & 3) radiation therapy. There may be adjunct measures like alcohol cessation or antiviral medications if the cancer is result of a virus. TTYD. ...Read more
What treatment do I need for a sclerotic lesion at the neck of the fibula due to a bone island I have pain is there a treatment for it plz?
Work up?: An MRI can determine if a lesion in bone is an active process. Many times, sclerotic lesions in bones, or bone islands, are innocuous, and cause no problems. If there is pain associated with the lesion, then it may signal a more serious problem. Seek care or additional workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 2.6cm adnexal hypoechoic lesion on my left ovary and a 2.2cm complex adnexal cyst on my right ovary what is the difference and treatment plan?
I have cyst on my parotid gland (deep lobe). It has been identified as a benign lesion with cystic degeneration. What are the suggested treatments?
Parotid cyst: This really depends on how bothersome it is and how it looks. If its painful or looks terrible then it can be removed. You already know its benign. ...Read more
Mri 1.5t onright foot (hgh g polymorphic s) (24x 10x 14)mm size heterogeneously enhancing lesion in the right 1st inter digital space. What treatment?
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I have been diagnosis with sclerosing intraductal papilloma with lesion on breast. What are the treatment? So worried.
Surgical excision: Sclerosing intraductl papilloma is a benign lesion which developes in milk ducts, but sometimes it may be associated with breast cancer. So if this diagnosis was made by a needle biopsy, it is recommended to have surgical excision to verify presence or lack of presence of assoiated malignancy. ...Read more