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Management of Paralysis

Paralysis can be a debilitating condition for patients who are not accustomed to it. Both, patients and their families need to be aware of the multiple facets of paralysis management in Bangalore, including preventing depression. In this article, we will explore about paralysis types, causes, management and treatment techniques that can help patients live a more independent life.

Best Neurologist in Bangalore for Management of Paralysis

Name:- Dr. Sanjiv C C

Experience:- 29+ Years

Speciality:- Paralysis Management, Parkinson Disease & Movement Disorders Specialist.

Description:- Dr. Sanjiv Neuro is one of the Best & Senior Neurologist in Bangalore for management of Paralysis, he is treating & managing paralysis patients from last 29+ Years.

What is Paralysis?

Paralysis is a loss of strength in and control over a muscle or group of muscles in a part of the body. Most of the time, this is not due to a problem with the muscles themselves. It is more likely due to a problem somewhere along the chain of nerve cells that runs from the body part to your brain and back again. These nerve cells deliver the signals for your muscles to move.

There are many types and degrees of paralysis. The condition can be:

  • Partial, when you still have some control of your muscles (sometimes called paresis).
  • Complete, when you can’t move your muscles at all.
  • Permanent, when muscle control never comes back.
  • Temporary, when some or all muscle control returns.
  • Flaccid, when the muscles get flabby and shrink.
  • Spastic, when the muscles are tight and hard and jerk around oddly (spasm).

Paralysis can occur in any part of the body and is either localized, when it affects only one part of the body, or generalized, when it affects a wider area of the body.

Localized paralysis often affects areas such as the face, hands, feet, or vocal cords.

Generalized paralysis is broken down based on how much of the body is paralyzed:

  • Monoplegia affects one limb only, such as one arm or one leg.
  • Hemiplegia affects one side of the body, such as the leg and arm of the same side of the body.
  • Diplegia affects the same area on both sides of the body, such as both arms or both sides of the face.
  • Paraplegia affects both legs and sometimes parts of the trunk.
  • Quadriplegia affects both arms and both legs and sometimes the entire area from the neck down. The function of the heart, lungs, and other organs might also be affected.

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What are the Causes of Paralysis?

A person can be born with paralysis due to a birth defect such as spina bifida, which occurs when the brain, spinal cord, and/or the covering that protects them do not form the right way. In most cases, people get paralysis as the result of an accident or a medical condition that affects the way muscles and nerves function.

The most common causes of paralysis include:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head injury
  • Multiple sclerosis

Some other causes include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Toxins/poisons
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)

Paralysis Management & Treatment in Bangalore  

Paralysis Management & Treatment in Bangalore  

Currently, there is no cure for paralysis itself. In certain cases, some or all muscle control and feeling returns on its own or after treatment of the cause for the paralysis. For example, spontaneous recovery often occurs in cases of Bell’s palsy, a temporary paralysis of the face. It might also occur to some extent with treatment after a stroke. Sometimes, treatment is important to prevent further worsening of paralysis, for example in multiple sclerosis.

Rehabilitation is often recommended to address problems that can occur as a consequence of the paralysis, to enable the paralyzed person to live as independently as possible and to provide the person with a high quality of life. Some of the rehabilitation treatments used for people with paralysis include:

  • Physical therapy uses treatments such as heat, massage, and exercise to stimulate nerves and muscles.
  • Occupational therapy concentrates on ways to perform activities of daily living.
  • Mobility aids include manual and electric wheelchairs and scooters.
  • Supportive devices include braces, canes, and walkers.
  • Assistive technology such as voice-activated computers, lighting systems, and telephones.
  • Adaptive equipment such as special eating utensils and controls for driving a car.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When should I visit the paralysis Doctor in Bangalore?

You can visit Dr. Sanjiv C C, a Paralysis Specialist in Bangalore only on having a symptom leading to paralysis like numbness in the face, the hands, one side of the body, monoplegia, etc.

2. Do Neurologists offer physiotherapy for paralysis?

Yes, most of the neurologists in Bangalore offer a physiotherapy treatment because it's an important aspect of paralysis treatment.

3. What reports should I carry when visiting a paralysis doctor for the first time?

Kindly carry all your medical history files along with your recent reports during your first visit.

4. Will I need to take a prior appointment for visiting a paralysis doctor?

It is always better to take a prior appointment when visiting a speciality to be sure of their availability at the time of your visit.