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What is the treatment for spasmodic torticollis?

What is the treatment for spasmodic torticollis?

Muscle relaxers, and: Nsaid's if indicated. Therapy and massage with stretching exercises by a therapist. In young kids sometimes surgery would be indicated. Consult your orthopod for proper DX and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Hebb
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Spasmodic Torticollis (Definition)

Torticollis is a hyper spasmodic condition of the neck in which the neck and/or head is abnormally positioned in an asymmetric position. Also called Wry neck, the top of the head is tilted in one direction and the chin in another direction. Common causes are drug side effects (probably most common), and injury to the neck and cervical nerves. ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for a spasmodic torticollis?

What is the best treatment for a spasmodic torticollis?

Botox: The use of Botox injection has revolutionized the are of torticollis. Injections into the muscle will overtime relax the muscle and improve the issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for infantile paralysis?

What is the treatment for infantile paralysis?

Depends on cause.: There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and correct treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for erb-duchenne paralysis?

What is the treatment for erb-duchenne paralysis?

Lots of PT.: Erb-duchenne paralysis, or neonatal brachial plexus palsy (bpp), usually is treated with extensive physical therapy (including a home regimen) and sometimes electrical muscle stimulation, splinting or taping. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tic douleureux?

What is the treatment for tic douleureux?

Control the pain: Medications like Phenytoin or Carbamazepine and baclofen. If drugs fail nerve blocks or surgical procedure to reduce sensitivity of the nerve are an option.Gamma radiotherapy is non-invasive ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pseudoseizures?

What is the treatment for pseudoseizures?

Therapy: Pseudoseizures are classified in a group of disorders called conversion disorders. Although your symptoms are very real, there is no physical basis for them. Often the symptoms of conversion disorders are caused by stress. The best treatment is counseling/therapy to help you deal withn the stressors in your life. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for quadriplegia?

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 treatment for muscle rigidity?

What is the treatment for muscle rigidity?

Varies: The extreme would be stiff man syndrome, but cramps and spasticity might be answer. Parkinson's disease can cause rigidity, and tight muscles can be seen even in fibromyalgia. See a neurologist, get examined, obtain diagnosis and then get treated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for nystagmus?

What is the treatment for nystagmus?

Nystagmus: Treatment depends on the cause. See a neurologist and/or neuro-ophthalmologist for an examination to determine the reason the nystagmus is present. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for esophageal spasm?

Depends: If esophageal spasm is caused by acid reflux then antacids may help. Sometimes calcium channel blockers and nitrates. Botox injections have been used in severe cases. ...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 treatment for clonus?

What is the treatment for clonus?

Depend: It depend on the disease which causes clonus. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for botulism?

What is the treatment for botulism?

BOTULISM: Treatment is supportive and trivalent anti toxin( a , b, e ) as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for neuropraxia?

What is the treatment for neuropraxia?

See below: Neuropraxia is a description of a type of nerve injury in which the outer covering of the nerve called myelin is damaged which causes a delay in nerve transmission. Many of the more common nerve conditions like carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel are typically neuropraxia. A neuropraxia usually has a better prognosis than neurotmesis which is a more serious injury. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for poliomyelitis?

What is the treatment for poliomyelitis?

See below:: The goal of treatment is to control symptoms while the infection runs its course. People with severe cases may need lifesaving measures, especially breathing help. Symptoms are treated based on their severity. Treatment may include: antibiotics for urinary infections, pain meds, physical rx, orthopedic surgery assistance with muscle recovery/strength. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for kyphosis?

What is the treatment for kyphosis?

FInd the cause first: There are a few different causes of this. It is important to find if there is an actual reason or if it is just idiopathic. Based on the cause, the tx options are generally conservative starting with physical therapy, stretching and strengthening and rarely braceing or surgery. Try to find out cause first withh a specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a neck muscle spasm?

What is the best treatment for a neck muscle spasm?

Heat,etc: Neck muscle spasms generally respond best w/ heat , massage and possibly a muscle relaxant. Nsaids might be helpful temporarily. If they perist i would encourage u to see your pcp or ors for evaluation and the reason why your spasms are occurring. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lockjaw?

Treatment may vary: Depending on the etiology of the problem will determine what type of treatment is necessary. Some patients may have a single episode that resolved without any treatment. Other patients may sometimes require a significant course of treatment that can range from behavior modification, medication, splint therapy, physical therapy, adjustment of the occlusion (bite), and/or surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for neuralgia?

What is the treatment for neuralgia?

Neuralgia: Tegretol (carbamazepine), Trileptal (oxacarbazepine), baclofen, Neurontin (gabapentin). Amitriptyline, Cymbalta (duloxetine), Lyrica (pregabalin), Keppra (levetiracetam) (leveriracetam). In severe cases of trigeminal neuralgia a surgical procedure(micro vascular decompression) & radiofrequency ablation of the nerve are very successful. Topical compound products may be helpful in arms, legs and body neuralgia. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for involuntary eye movement?

What is the best treatment for involuntary eye movement?

Eye movements: If you are having involvuntary eye movements, you need to see an eye doctor since this can be a sign of serious issues. ...Read more

Dr. Henry Sondheimer
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Torticollis (Definition)

A condition in which the neck is twisted abnormally to one side. The head tilts in one direction, while the ...Read more