Arm exercises for cerebral palsy

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Avatar f tn I am 39 years old and was born with I was born with mild right spastic hemiplegia and paralysis (Cerebral Palsy). My left arm is of course my dominent arm. Has anyone ever had problems with daily activities, due to the constant over usage of your dominent side? I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel, radial tunnel, tennis elbow, and mayo-facio pain syndrome from the left side of my neck down to my fingers. The pain was so bad that I could hardly do my daily hygene.
Avatar n tn This is more on the right arm and leg. A little on the left arm. Head control is not that strong. Doctors told me to take him for physiotherpy twice a week. He`s now 5 months. He can see,hear and respond. The doctor said he`s condition is mild. What does this mean for my baby and his progress?
Avatar f tn It does sound like he has Spastic hemiplegia, if not then ataxic cerebral palsy. I have mild cerebral palsy and have had physical therapy all my life and it has helped a lot. It is said that treatment is best for someone with cerebral palsy when they are young because it helps prevent deformities as they are growing. However, it is not too late for treatment now.
127466 tn?1319057771 Waking up with a numb arm is a relatively common problem. 'Saturday night palsy' is a term for people who sleep with their arm over a chair and wake up with a radial nerve palsy adn wrist drop. During the night, you will turn to the left or right without being aware of it so you cannot be sure what side you have been sleeping on. Its not that the blood has to recirculate, its that the peripheral nerve is compressed at a point where it is near the surface.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
918396 tn?1243396440 Should I allow tendon / hamstring lengthening for my 14 year old son with cerbral palsy? Is it temporary?
Avatar n tn One rare possibility is that there may have been remote injury (such as perinatal injury, difficulties around birth, or trauma at a young age) that led to subtle injury not apparent or very subtle on MRI (eg a form of cerebral palsy can rarely be diagnosed in adult hood). Atrophy does suggest a chronic process (something that happened months to years ago), and if the latter is the case, then progression is unlikely (it is static, but may be just causing symptoms now, with aging).
572651 tn?1531002957 Spasticity is caused by upper motor neuron lesions and isn’t exclusive to MS - spasticity is also seen in stroke patients, head injuries, and cerebral palsy. I really liked his explanation about spasticity that it is similar to our cars. We push the accelerator to go and the brake pedal to stop. If we press both we get the equivalent of what our muscles are doing with the spasticity. Spasticity needs to be treated only if it impacts daily activities.
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Avatar f tn If you do try to birth vaginaly, don't force what simply isn't possible. The risk of cutting off your baby's circulation is very high with small hips, often resulting in defects like cerebral palsy. It's heartbreaking to see babies born with issues that otherwise could have been easily avoided...
Avatar n tn I have suffered migraines and headaches for years, since I had a blow to the skull when I was 4, which has been investigated and tested etc. The migraines stopped and calmed down over the years. But last night I had a major headache and when I went to the toilet, I had several white spots when I moved my eyes, and they dissappeared straight away, until I moved my eyes again then it happened again. Pain killers wouldn't work but it died away after a number of hours. Please help.
Avatar f tn I have mild Spastic Cerebral Palsy diplegia, meaning that it is in both of my legs more than in my arms. I am fifty years old now and soon to be 51,and yes I have noticed many health complications too that are really affecting my life. The latest is not being able to hold a baking pan for more than a second without it falling. I have also had probelms with conspitation and dirreahra as if my body can not make up its mind as to what it wants to do or not do.
Avatar n tn Try to get in to see a PT specialing in neurological (stoke, MS, cerebral palsy) problems, rather than a sports oriented one. Hope this helps.
5485096 tn?1375577835 I have to keep doing the exercises off and on for almost a year before my brain 'remembered' what I wanted. It has been three years now and it doesn't forget anymore. Put in a Google search for Neuroplasticity and MS and you will find a bunch of great links. Here are some of my favorites: http://lifeneurologycenter.com/about-fnc/ http://www.positscience.com/ http://www.normandoidge.com/normandoidge/ http://chiropracticneurologist.org/ http://www.sharpbrains.
Avatar m tn But, it made a lot of sense at the time. The spasticity of cerebral palsy, which is a diffuse brain injury, typically involves most of the body, limbs, trunk and face and is horribly disabling, preventing most effective movement. In MS, usually the spasticity is limited in location,opne or both legs, one side, one or both arms. This makes ambulation difficult, but does not preclude it, until later in the disease. There is no difference in how it is treated.
Avatar n tn They say he has hypotonia. Cerebral palsy has been mentioned but finding it hard to get anyone to give a firm diagnosis. Please reply if you can!
Avatar n tn i always have to go to the hospital for treatment. usually morphine will work... sometimes i will sit there for hours with several different IV medications, and nothing will work. i am now 3 months pregnant... and am getting them more frequently. i just want to thank chels for her input... that's awesome and it totally makes sense. i will definately try everything you suggested.
Avatar f tn At each level in your cervical spine such as C4-5, C5-6, etc, you have a neural foramen, there’s one on each side, this foramen is where the roots are for the nerves that go to various parts of your upper extremity, like the shoulder, arm and hand, etc. You have osteophytes or bone spurs that are compressing these nerve roots, bilaterally which means on both sides. This is what is causing your pain. You have this at 3 levels and on 1 side at C7-T1.
Avatar f tn There has never been a diagnosis for us, but it has also never been brought up because she has had many other medical issues that superseded it. My daughter has cerebral palsy (open lipped unilateral schizencephaly). She's never been tested for any mental disorders either like autism. She is more or less living a normal life, still at home with me, functions daily independently except financially due to her limited physical ability.
1852058 tn?1320162300 My mom's side has various issues, my aunt they think has cerebral palsy but has never been properly diagnosed until later in her life. She has some serious physical issues. she has bones coming through her cleft in her mouth and I mean coming through. She can barely walk. My mothers other sister had Stage IV endo like I do and the same with my cousin on my mothers side as well.
Avatar n tn Some vaccines contain mercury, which can cause nerve demage, including cerebral palsy. Our doctors deny this connection so far.
Avatar f tn But the diagnostic process depends on certain elements that must be there ... Not for us, but for the diagnosing neurologist. Don't forget the link I sent you ...
Avatar f tn 3years ago whilst having a nice stroll near the beach at cleethorpes,with my wife i experienced loss of feeeling in my left leg for approx 10minutes and then the same thing in the left arm. My wife and I laughed it off, wondering what was going off, I also felt unwell and dizzy so we decided to drive back home to Doncaster. My left side felt weak, so after having a couple of drinks he went to bed early.
Avatar n tn Hi. Are there any other symptoms present aside from the pain? Any history of previous severe ear infection? Any trauma to the head? Do you experience visual problems? It is possible that the pain may be due to a pinched nerve or a atlantoaxial subluxation. However, if you have any symptoms related to your vision or an "aura", migraine headache could also be considered. Do consult a physician at the earliest possible time.
147426 tn?1317269232 I work for a lab and we have started doing a new test called Anti-Myelin Antibodies CNS and Peripheral. It checks 6 titers. 3 titers are for your CNS (central nerve system) and 3 are for Peripheral. Elevated titers in the CNS area have been researched to link to MS and the Peripheral to Gillian Barre syndrome. 2 of my titers for CNS were positive and elevated and 1 for the peripheral was too. I am in the middle of switching Neuro's. I feel like I am running out of people to talk to.
544292 tn?1268886268 I've been feeling like I was going crazy for a long time. And in addition to that; the scary suicidal ideation. The suicidal ideation vanished and returns ONLY if I get a flare up of withdrawal symptoms. That happens if I get over stressed. So i need some coping mechanisms. At the moment; "I am STILL ALVE!?" Is a pretty good coping mechanism! :) Love and healing, Emily PS. No Tramadol Withdrawal symptoms today .... :) YAY!
Avatar n tn More tests reveal that I test positive for anticardiolipin antibodies, negative for lupus. They have hooked me up w/ a hematologist for follow-up on this (and he is monitoring my Coumadin for the next 3-6 months). He is running other tests to make sure that I do not have anti-beta 2 glycoprotein 1 instead of anticardiolipin. Evidently, the test he ran 1st is not a specific test? For some reason, the anti-beta would be worse? I don't really understand all of this.
Avatar n tn I would appreciate hearing other's experiences with low calcium after TT (4 days ago in my case)for a multinodular goiter and how long, if ever, these levels returned to normal. My largest nodule was big (5 cm) so I am worried that some or all of the parathyroids were removed at the same time. I see the surgeon in 5 days. Is it a reasonable question to ask if she saw any parathyroid glands and also if any were seen in the tissue removed?.
1542088 tn?1314652780 Hello I'm 11 weeks with twins, under IVF in august due date may 2012..