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What treatment is the best for crps?

CRPS: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition most often affecting one of the limbs (arms, legs, hands, or feet), usually after an injury or trauma to that limb. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/detail_reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Hemiparesis (Definition)

"Hemi" refers to half. "Paresis" means weakness. Hemiparesis refers to a weakness over one side (half) of body. The most common cause is from a cerebral infarction (stroke) on one side of the brain. It usually affects the opposite side of the body relative to the side of stroke, although if the face is involved, that tends to be on the same side as the brain ...Read more


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What is the treatment for quadriplegia?

Appropriate care: Most patients with quadriplegia were either born with brain injury or acquired it due to injury or infection. Once the injury occurs, there is little more to do other than provide appropriate therapy and care. Most patients have trouble with bowel and bladder control, and some have breathing problems and need special respiratory support. Most important is to avoid complications. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for blepharospasm?

What is the best treatment for blepharospasm?

Blepharospasm: A neurotoxin can block the muscle action that is causing the blepharospasm. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cerebral palsy?

What is the best treatment for cerebral palsy?

No one knows: There are many treatments available, but what is best depends on the age, the severity of the cp, the cause of it, the impairments present. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for polyarthalagia?

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What is the best treatment for dementia?

No Best Treatment: Given the fact that there exist many different kinds of dementia there is no best treatment. There are certain dementias that improve when the underlying cause is treated. There are treatments that reduce the progression of some dementias. In the end the best treatment for any dementia would be one that delayed the onset, slowed the progress or cured the dementia. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for migraine?

What is the best treatment for migraine?

Treatment migraine: Best treatment is avoiding triggers like stress, lack of sleep, food triggers to be avoided, relaxation teckniques and proper use of controller med, which you take daily, like calcium channel blockers, anti seizures meds like Depakote and others.And during acute attack proper use of prescribed triptans.The combination of all these works the best in my experience. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for  whiplash?

Most are self limit: Most just get better with time, activity modification and heat or hot showers combined with light exercise and cardiovascular exercise. Otc medication can help. If no improvement or worsening of your symptoms. Get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sciatia?

What is the best treatment for sciatia?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hypoxemia?

What is the best treatment for hypoxemia?

Underlying dz: Treatment is directed to the underlying conditions . With CHF diuretics are given. If the pts has COPD then oxygen and nebulized breathing treatments are used ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for autism?

What is the best treatment for autism?

Combination: The best therapy is individualized, and usually includes speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral therapy, often with an instructor in "applied behavioral analysis." while there's no quick-fix, good therapy is very effective in mild-to-moderate autism. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for schizophrenia?

What is the best treatment for schizophrenia?

It depends: Antipsychotic medications are a common and effective treatment for schizophrenia. Supportive therapies that aim to improve social functioning and promote autonomy are also an important component of treatment. The best treatment largely depends on individual differences such as the severity of the illness and the subtype of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

Integrative: Treatment programs must be individualized. Treatment programs are most effective when they combine patient education, dietary modification, supplements, medications, stress reduction ( meditation, yoga, deep breathing) and regular exercise. In addition, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and cognitive behavior therapy have all shown to help patients with fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for IBS?

What is the best treatment for IBS?

Keep it simple.: Medical treatment of IBS can get complicated and is never wholly successful. Start simply with plenty of water, 50 grams of fiber daily, small more frequent meals and OTC remedies for bloating and such. Keep your fiber intake divided equally among 5-6 meals/snacks daily. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for neropathy?

What is the best treatment for neropathy?

Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of the neuropathy, some neuropathies are caused by vitamin deficiencies, the treatment is high dose vitamin supplements. Some neuropathies are caused by exposure to toxic substances, some of these can be removed by medication but eliminating the exposure helps. Diabetic neuropathy is treated with medications to reduce the tingling/pain. Treatment is usually symptom focused. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for thrombocytopenia?

What is the best treatment for thrombocytopenia?

Depends on cause: Tcp can be increased distruction in a transient post infectious event in kids, a sign of bone marrow invasion by a leukemia, increased use in an infectious process etc. Treatment requires a proper evaluation and identification of the process involved.Occasionally transfusion of pooled platelets are given & some meds may be helpful. This is a complex issue. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bv?

What is the best treatment for bv?

Antibiotic : There are two main antibiotics that are used for treatment of BV - Metronidazole (flagyl) and Clindamycin both are by prescription. ...Read more

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Aftr 9 mnths of TB meningitis my 22 yrs old fiancee stil feels terrible pain during her physical therapy of legs? She HS mild dystonia of right nd mild hemiparesis of left, taking baclofen+tizanidine

Aftr 9 mnths of TB meningitis my 22 yrs old fiancee stil feels terrible pain during her physical therapy of legs? She HS mild dystonia of right nd mild hemiparesis of left, taking baclofen+tizanidine

Neuropathy/neuralgia: Your fiancé has suffered a serious neurological condition. Clearly at nine months she is still working through significant neurologic deficits –hemiparesis, spasm and pain. Baclofen and tizanidine are primarily for spasms. Additional pain related medications include Neurontin or lyrica (pregabalin). She should be under neurologic care and treatment – hopefully already is. Avoid narcotics as possible. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hemiparesis?

How do I know if I have hemiparesis?

One side weakness : If you have one sided weakness, decreased strength, decreased sensation, gait problems, trouble swallowing, then you should be examined. See your doctor for a proper assessment. ...Read more

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How to care for someone with hemiparesis?

Learn from therapist: Someone with hemiparesis will have many needs and may need someone available around the clock. The best way is to have a home therapy evaluation and work with the therapist and home health personnel on what the patient's individual needs will be. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hemiparesis?

Half body weakness: "Hemi" refers to half. "Paresis" means weakness. Hemiparesis refers to a weakness over one side (half) of body. The most common cause is from a cerebral infarction (stroke) on one side of the brain. It usually affects the opposite side of the body relative to the side of stroke, although if the face is involved, that tends to be on the same side as the brain injury, (opposite) to body. ...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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What is the psychological effect of having hemiparesis?

What is the psychological effect of having hemiparesis?

Hemiparesis: The psychological effects of hemiparesis vary with the person and extent of symptoms. Many people struggle with frustration about not being able to use a whole side of their body, loss of independence -- and depression about capacity to take care of themselves, or roles they can no longer carry out. For instance, if they can no longer work/earn money they may feel there's no reason to be alive. ...Read more

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How can somebody with left hemiparesis (due to a stroke) drive? What can they use?

How can somebody with left hemiparesis (due to a stroke) drive? What can they use?

Rehab Consult: You need to consult with a rehabilitation medicine specialist for a detailed evaluation of the extent of your deficits and a proper determination of your potential to safely resume driving. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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

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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 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

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Am 8 months post-stroke (ICH). What can botox injections do for my right side hemiparesis? How does it work in cases like this? Thank you.

Am 8 months post-stroke (ICH). What can botox injections do for my right side hemiparesis? How does it work in cases like this? Thank you.

Reduce spasticity: Botox can reduce the spasticity of certain muscle groups or reduce the activity of antagonistic muscles. In the case of facial paresis it can improve symmetry by decreasing activity of contra lateral facial muscles ...Read more

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In right hemiparesis, does it cause lot of pain in recovery, especially after some motion is regained?

Yes: It would be nice to know if you have mentioned what caused your right hemiparesis. Was it due to stroke? Other neurologic causes? Because there is such a thing as central post stroke pain syndrome. And this could be a cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Does perispinal etanercept injection really do wonders in stroke patients for hemiparesis etc?? I see some reseaech on government portals with evidence of good results within minutes? Are they fake??

Does perispinal etanercept injection really do wonders in stroke patients for hemiparesis etc?? I see some reseaech on government portals with evidence of good results within minutes?  Are they fake??

Buyer beware: You are probably referring to the treatments offered by Dr. Edward Tobinick. From a standard medical point of view this is quite controversial with only case-reports available. I'm up for an open mind but be careful before falling for any "miracle" cures. Best of luck. ...Read more