What can cause flaccid paralysis?

Flaccid. There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio or other disorders), certain spinal cord lesions affecting motor control. Rarely certain regions of the brain can also cause flaccid paralysis or weakness. There are also some metabolic conditions. My suggestion is that you consult a neurologist.

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How does flaccid paralysis affect you?

Loose and floppy. Flaccid describes very low tone with limbs that are loose and floppy. Spastic describes stiff and tight limbs that can have painful spasms. Paralysis is just the lack of ability to move limbs when you want to. Read more...

What increases risk for flaccid paralysis?

Flaccid. There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio or other disorders), certain spinal cord lesions affecting motor control. Rarely certain regions of the brain can also cause flaccid paralysis or weakness. There are also some metabolic conditions. My suggestion is that you consult a neurologist. Read more...

What is the treatment of flaccid paralysis?

Need detail. Your question can not be answered without knowing what is paralyses, how long the problem exists and what caused it. In general physical therapy can help. Read more...

What are the differences between spastic and flaccid paralysis?

Amount of tone. The difference between the two is the tone in the limbs. In spastic paralysis the tone is increased, the upper limb is flexed the fingers contracted. The lower limb is somewhat stiff and may support ambulation. In flaccid paralysis tone is markedly reduced. The arm when held up drops, as does the leg; no resistance against gravity. The leg will not support ambulation even with an assistive device. Read more...
Muscle tone. Spastic means tight muscles, flaccid is loose and relaxed muscle. Different causes for each. Read more...

What treatments exist for flaccid paralysis?

Flaccid. There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio or other disorders), certain spinal cord lesions affecting motor control. Rarely certain regions of the brain can also cause flaccid paralysis or weakness. There are also some metabolic conditions. My suggestion is that you consult a neurologist. Read more...

Why do health agencies track cases of flaccid paralysis?

Infections. The cdc (center for disease control) tracks flaccid paralysis, since many cases are related to infections. Viral influenza and the mononucleosis virus epstein-barr can cause guillain-barre syndrome. West nile virus causes myelitis similar to polio. Tracking the spread of these conditions in the us helps identify the cause, develop vaccines and distribute treatments to affected areas. Read more...