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What Is The Causes Of Spasm In Quadriplegia
Cerebral palsy: Quadreplegic cerebral palsy is the most common type, it is a static brain injury due to a sigifican injury to the brain like hypoxia and trauma, the most common cause in early life is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy which occurred pernatally, around the time of delivery, exam showed increased muscle tone and brisk reflexes also with microcephaly and developmental delay. ...Read more
Quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury to a human that results in the partial or total loss of use of all their limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but does not affect the arms. The loss is usually sensory and motor, which means that both sensation ...Read more
How to help my sister who is affected with cerebal palsy, spastic quadriplegia caused by intracranial hemorrh?
Interdisciplinary: The best way to help someone with spastic quadriplegia is with a interdisciplinary approach. She should have a primary care provider who will oversee her general medical issues. A physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor) specialized in pediatric rehabilitation will be the most beneficial if issues arise. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son has quadriplegia he has bat muscel spasm. What to do about it. Is there a medication?
Many options: There are many options for your son and his muscle tone. A pediatric neurologist can help you with this. ...Read more
See below: Quadriplegia which means weakness or paralysis in all 4 limbs is a descriptive term only. It does not explain what caused the quadriplegia. Conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord can cause quadriplegia and this can happen from trauma, infections, autoummune conditions like multiple sclerosis and many others. The diagnosis is first made with the history and physical examination. ...Read more
See below: It depends on the level of the spinal cord injury. If the injury occurs at or above the third cervical level, the person will not have any control over their breathing and will need to be on a respirator. Below c3-4 most can breath on their own but will have very weak coughs and are prone to pneumonia.Pressure sores on th skin due to inability to feel pressure or move, bowel and bladder paralysis. ...Read more
Loss of control of 4: Quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury to a human that results in the partial or total loss of use of all their limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but does not affect the arms. The loss is usually sensory and motor, which means that both sensation and control are lost. ...Read more
Jibberish: Patients who have spasticity can be described in many ways. Hemiplegia means that half of the body is involved. Diplegia means two limbs - usually the legs - are involved. Quadriplegia means that all four limbs are involved. Some doctors use the term of bilateral hemiplegia for patients with both sides of the body involved but one side more than other - bilateral quadriplegia does not exist. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the cause of the quadriplegia, the providers that might be involved could be a neurosurgeon, neurologist, physiatrist (rehab specialist), rehab nurses, respiratory, physical and occupational therapists, case managers, social worker, psychologist. The rehabilitation of quadriplegia requires a team approach. ...Read more
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
4 vs 2: Quadriplegia means that all four of a person's limbs are not functioning at full capacity, whereas in hemiplegia, only two are affected. ...Read more
Arm function: Paraplegia is paralysis of the legs (no movement or feeling). Tetraplegia (quadriplegia is an older term) is paralysis of the arms and the legs. In both, a person has also lost control of bladder and bowels. Both are forms of spinal cord injury or other problem of the cord. Sometimes the loss is incomplete (weakness rather than no muscle function; retention of some feeling). ...Read more
Number of limbs: "plegia" is a term meaning weakness or paralysis. Paraplegia refers to involvement of both legs. This is the more common form of cerebral palsy. Quadriplegia means that all four limbs are involved. This is the most severe form of cerebral palsy. Paraplegia is often not associated with mental retardation or epilepsy, while quadriplegia is almost always associated with both. ...Read more
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Yes: If it is in the cervical (neck) region. ...Read more
What could be the cause of the whole of your body spasming just as you are drifting off to sleep?
The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?
I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. But also have neck grinding noise. What is that?
If there is some de-: -generation present or even ligament injury, there is noise made with motion. And you hear this because sound is transmitted through a solid (bone) even better than a liquid, both of which are much better than air. When I listen with a stethoscope, I am not able 2 hear the noises people hear when moving their neck. ...Read more
My question was - can coming off Flomax (tamsulosin) after the stone passes cause bladder spasming result from coming off FloMax (tamsulosin)? Stone passed - still bladder pain
Yes, if...: If voiding symptoms are related with stones, yes, you should be able to be off Flomax (tamsulosin) - a alpha-blocker. However, few elderly men like to keep it on because they incidentally noticed Flomax (tamsulosin) help improve their already quietly impaired urine flow. For details, ask urologist for specifics and details. ...Read more
I'm almost done with my week of taking prednisone---today I've developed some spasming in my side and legs--should I be concerned? What causes this?
What could cause an hour long episode of deep dull central chest pain spasming to neck and jaw. It was not heart.?
Central chest pain: As described at the reported age a cardiac cause is primary concern;go to the nearest A&E/ER department now. ...Read more
Does bentyl (dicyclomine) cause difficulty speaking? My jaw is spasming when im trying to talk, words I can say im having trouble saying, sounding incoherent
This article should clarify:
http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-5245/bentyl-oral/details#side-effects
Sir I got lower limb weekness since 2004 due to spine TB. It also causes spasticity. I'm using baclofen pump for spasm. How to recover? Kindly help me
Only your treating -: -MD can answer. It's been 11 years, so he/her should be asked, as they have much more information to aid them. ...Read more
Can tight, spasming hip, butt, low back muscles on one side cause leg to hurt? Had steroid shot in butt gave a little relief but still feels crampy
Spasm: Absolutely, spasm can reduce blood flow and cause pain/aching in the leg. Not sure why you had the steroid IM shot though. Consider getting your low back looked at by a chiropractor or a DO who knows how to manipulate. Odds are you have a structural issue somewhere below L2. Soak in a hot bath then do some gentle stretching exercises. ...Read more
Different theories: There are many different theories about what causes spasticity but the best explanation that I can give you is that under normal circumstances there is a balance between excitation and inhibition of muscle tone and movement. When there is injury or disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), there is excess excitation and not enough inhibition and the tone of certain muscles. ...Read more
Ok, minor CP has caused spasticity issues. Drawing blood is a challenge I get so embarrassed b/c I twitch when I just cant help. Advice?
Exaggerated reflexes: , increased muscle tone & muscle weakness are part & parcel of having hypertonic cerebral palsy. Stick with one lab (pun intended) & educate phlebotomists there. The Americans with Disabilities Act gives you the right to request an extra person to help keep your arm still for venipuncture. Your lab EHR's need to include your doctor's documentation of specific accommodations you require. ...Read more
Individualized plan: There is no one answer to this question. There are many good treatments for spasticity, but which one is best for any patient depends on that individual patients needs and how their spasticity affects them. The best plan is to meet with someone who specializes in spasticity treatment (physiatry or neurology) and discuss your specific concerns. ...Read more
Is there a way to fight heavy drowsiness caused by baclofen. I took it due to a spinal cord injury spasticity?
Consider spinal pump: Drowsiness is a very common side effect of baclofen. If you are requiring high doses for your spasticity, it may be worth considering a spinal cord Baclofen pump- "intrathecal baclofen." this can dramatically reduce drowsiness because it delivers the medication where it is needed most. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Hello, I have spasticity in my legs and hands are brisk. All my tests are normal. I could not find the cause. Any help. Thank you?
Brisk reflexes: Some people are born with brisk reflexes. However, if numbness, weakness, difficulty walking or having trouble urinating should prompt further imaging and tests to determine if something else is contributing to the brisk reflexes. A thorough evaluation with a neurologist or neurosurgeon is indicated. ...Read more
Kernicterus causes spasticity? Why is it sis basal ganglia considered in pyramidal tract? Why not causing rigidity instead like parkinsons?
Spasticity: Basal ganglia and substantia nigra are different structures. Injuring the basal ganglia, such as by stroke, may cause spasticity. Injuring the substantia nigra may cause parkinsons symptoms, such as tremor and rigidity. Rigidity and spasticity are not the same, as you recognize. These two different structures of the brain modulate movement differently, that is why the symptoms are different. ...Read more
Does anyone know what CAUSES (i.e. physiology) the extreme fatigue in MS? (No sleep disturbance, have adequate intake and exerc., spasticity treated)
Brief response: Fatigue is very common in MS and typically best correlated with "burden of disease" illustrated on MRI studies. If you have MS, we can evaluate your current medication and dietary program, and perhaps modify and improve the entire picture. Schedule a Concierge visit and I would be happy to provide a "second opinion". ...Read more
If someone has complete tetraplegia and therefore their heart will not beat autonomously, what is used to keep them alive? What happens to the heart during a heartbeat?
Tetraplegia: Even though a person is a tetraplegic, the heart will continue to beat automatically. There may be an increased sensitivity to input from the vagus nerve, without new complication, the heart will continue to beat. The complication likely to shorten life of tetraplegics is respiratory disease. ...Read more
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