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My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?

My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?

Post-meningitic: TB affects multiple areas and can damage the nervous system by both direct damage and vasculitis of penetrating vessels from the meninges to the brain resulting in infarcts (killing of brain cells). This is not generally fully reversible and must be treated symptomatically. The only person who can determine what is necessary is the neurologist seeing her. Stick with them and be hopeful. ...Read more

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What is onset of asymmetric quadriparesis disease?

What is onset of asymmetric quadriparesis disease?

Meaning? Simple---: Asymmetric= Not BOTH sides at the same time. First one side, then, the other then, a leg followed by some arm or possibly the other leg....ASYMMETRIC.

quadriparesis- Weakness in a limb (usually taken to mean, motor movements are weakened).

So essentially it's describing onset of a disease causing limb weakness which starts in a fashion that does not include BOTH sides of the person at once. ...Read more

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My mother age 65. She got quadriparesis 2months back. Because of central pontine. What does it mean and she is diabetic and high BP patient.

My mother age 65. She got quadriparesis 2months back. Because of central pontine. What does it mean and she is diabetic and high BP patient.

CPM?: Was this central pontine myelinolysis? If so, this is a demyelination at the level of the brainstem. You should speak with the care team of your mother to further understand the ramifications and her care plan. ...Read more

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I have spinal cord injury with quadriparesis. Now getting back and abdominal wall pain with negative work up.Mri, CT scans negative. What to do?

I have spinal cord injury with quadriparesis. Now getting back and abdominal wall pain with negative work up.Mri, CT scans negative. What to do?

Distorted sensation: A partial regeneration of neural tissue gives bizarre symptoms. Anticonvulsants might help. There are also spinal stimulators. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic ileus?

What is the definition of spastic ileus?

Ileus: Ileus is the development of distention of the intestines as a result of decreased peristaltic motility. Usually this is the response of the gut to some type of noxious stimulus, either traumatic, infectious or inflammatory. The distension can mimic bowel obstruction and this needs to be differentiated, typically by watchful waiting. Ileus will resolve by correcting the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic laryngitis?

What is the definition of   spastic laryngitis?

Spasmodic dysphonia: You may be speaking about "spasmodic dysphonia" which is a disease of the communication between the brain and the nerves to the voicebox. This disorder is best diagnosed by a physician but you can find samples of how those with it sound online, i'm sure. Either way, any one with 'spastic laryngitis' sounds like they need an expert in voice. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic diplegia?

What is the definition of spastic diplegia?

Spastic diplegia: Spastic diplegia is a clinical senario of severe increased tone and spasticity of both lower extremities and most common associated with cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic paralysis?

What is the definition of spastic paralysis?

Tone of the muscle: When paralyzed muscle shows increased one type of tone then it is callers spastic paralysis. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic paraplegia?

What is the definition of spastic paraplegia?

SPASTIC DIPLEGIA: Spastic paraplegia means weakness in all four limbs, but legs are weaker than the arms, spasticity will be more obvious in legs rather than arms, spastic paraplegia or also called diplegia is common in premature babies who have complication of prematurity like intraventricular hemmorhage which leads to white matter changes around the midline in the brain which controls the motor function of the le. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spasticity?

What is the definition or description of: Spasticity?

Spasticity: Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per MEDLINE PLUS. See: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003297.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Progressive spasticity?

What is the definition or description of: Progressive spasticity?

Progressive spastici: Spasticity = muscles remain involuntarily contracted which can cause tightness/ stiffness. It is usually due to injury of brain or spinal cord. In this case, the spasticity worsens over time. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spastic diplegia?

What is the definition or description of: spastic diplegia?

Leg weakness : Weakness of the lower extremities associated with a great deal of spasticity can occur often as a result of cerebral palsy, a name given to a myriad of neurological signs and symptoms related to birth injury . The symptoms are non progressive and may improve with rehab. ...Read more

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What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraplegia?

What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraplegia?

Genetic?: Hereditary spastic pareplegia is the name given to a mainly motor disability often in lower extremities slowly progressive with a geographical distribution.The condition often does not cause sensory or bladder problems and all tests including mri, CSF studies B12 levels etc are normal some of these cases have antibodies to htlv 1 viruses in the blood or cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraparesis?

What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraparesis?

Hereditary SP: Hsp, is a genetic disorder transmitted as autosomal dominant, meaning one of the parent has the disease in order to pass it to the offspring.
It is a progressive spasticity in the legs , may be associated with hypertonic urinary incontinence, seizure, dementia, or peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spastic paralysis?

Spasticity: Spasticity is a velocity dependent increase in muscle tone. It is the result of an upper motor neuron injury such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or brain injury. It typically may occur in muscles that cross two joints. As the central nervous system recovers from the injury, a paralysis may be present, but an imbalanced muscle tone may develop as a part of the recovery process. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spastic contractures?

What is the definition or description of: Spastic contractures?

See below: A contracture is an abnormal loss of passive motion of a joint due to a relative shortening of the soft tissues around the joint. A spastic contracture is a contracture that occurs secondary to increased muscular gone and can be seen in patients with previous strokes and other neurological conditions such as spastic cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

What is the definition or description of: spastic colon?

= Irritable Bowel: Spastic colon is an archaic term that is descriptive of the GI spasms that accompany irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Ibs is a symptom complex that includes altered stool pattern (ranging from diarrhea, constipation, or alternating stool), altered GI motility and sensation (that typically includes abdominal pain). Diagnosis of ibs is made by exclusion and is predicated on the rome 3 criteria. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spastic cerebral palsy?

What is the definition or description of: Spastic cerebral palsy?

Increased tightness: This is increased tone or tightness in the extremities related to a cerebral insult that occurred around birth. ...Read more

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What's the a simple defenition of the word spastic?

What's the a simple defenition of the word spastic?

"tightness": The term refers to increased muscle tone with resistance of the joint to change position. The hypertonicity is related to problems within brain or spinal cord, such as stroke, or multiple sclerosis or trauma, as examples. ...Read more

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Can anything be taken for spasticity?

Can anything be taken for spasticity?

Yes: True spasticity as opposed to "muscle spasm" usually occurs secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as a spinal cord injury (sci), a brain injury, a tumor, a stroke, multiple sclerosis (ms), or a peripheral nerve injury. Treatments may include, preventative measures, therapy, positioning/orthotics, oral medication, injectable medication, and in some cased surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How do you treat famial spastic parapesis?

Symptomatic: Most individuals primarily suffer from significant spasticity of the lower extremities in this condition which results in pain and difficulty with walking. There are many treatments for spasticity that can be affective including oral agents, injectable medications and even implantable devices to reduce tone. Consultation with a spasticity specialist such as phsyiatrist or neurologist can help, . ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the word spasticity?

Velocity dependent: While spasticity has taken on many colloquial meanings, the true meaning is that of a velocity dependent resistance to stretch. A spastic muscle may be able to be stretched slowly, but when the velocity is increased, the stretch causes a reflexive contraction within the muscle to antagonize the stretch. It is very commonly seen in upper motor neuron related diseases (stroke, cp, etc). ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "clasp-knife spasticity"?

What is the meaning of "clasp-knife spasticity"?

Involuntary tightness: This occurs with certain types of strokes, and with spinal cord injuries. Involuntary tightening of the flexor muscles, with intermittent gear as you try to passively straighten a muscle out or extended from the flex position. ...Read more

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What is a spastic gait?

What is a spastic gait?

Gait: A spastic gait is a very stiff sometimes robotic looking walk where the patient has difficulty coordinating the leg movements. The gait typically has a "jerky" movement and it varies depending on severity of the spasticity. ...Read more

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Do people ever have a spastic appendix?

Nit likely: I have never heard of that as a condition. ...Read more

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What is spastic bilateral quadriplegia?

What is spastic bilateral  quadriplegia?

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

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Can u treat hereditary spastic paralegia?

Can u treat hereditary spastic paralegia?

Yes and no: Hereditary spastic diplegia or paraplegia is a slowly progressive stiffening of the legs. Some progress more rapidly and need aggressive therapy and bracing and even surgery. More often it is very slow and can be be dealt with without braces or surgery but with appropriate therapy. There is no cure, but there is good management. ...Read more

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Difference between spasticity and rigidity?

Difference between spasticity and rigidity?

Different origin: Spasticity is an increased resistance to the passive movement of a joint due to abnormally high muscle tone, and varies with the amplitude and speed of the joint motion. Seen after a stroke.
Rigidity is an increased resistance to the passive movement of a joint which is constant throughout the range of joint motion, and not related to the speed of joint movement. Seen in Parkinson's disease. ...Read more