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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Hemiparesis

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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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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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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 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