Paralysis

A loss of the ability to move one or more of his or her muscles is called paralysis. Paralysis can be partial or complete, localized or generalized, and temporary or permanent. A tingling or numbing feeling is usually felt before the loss of function. Stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and congenital disabilities are some of the most common causes of paralysis.

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How to lead a better life with paralysis after transverse myelitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I am suffering from transverse myelitis from the last one year. My total body was paralyzed. Now, some hand movements are possible. I eat by myself. But, I cannot stand and cannot get up from the bed. Please give me some suggestions to lead a better life.  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Transverse myelitis is a slowly recovering condition. Please make sure that you are taking daily physiotherapy regularly at least thrice a day. Also, bladder training is required. The daily protein intake should be high. Do not let any muscle of your body go ...  Read Full »

How to cure left-sided paralysis in my mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has left side paralysis since three years. At the very instant she had it, we started physiotherapy. At that time, we also got an MRI of the brain done, reports of which I am attaching. In the report, it was mentioned that both the ICA are normal and we continued the physiot...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The neck doppler needs to be done to estimate the size of the stenosis. If it is more than 70 %, you will need to take her for a carotid endarterectomy procedure. Right now, I suggest the...  Read Full »

Can balancing issue occur due to vestibular lesion or cervical myelopathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 96 kg and height is 184 cm. I have severe sleep apnea and minor CAD with hypertension. I am facing problems of imbalance and lightheadedness. This started some six months back. Then, I was diagnosed with an uncompensated vestibular lesion. After a wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the information you gave me, it looks like your imbalance is due to a condition called cervical myelopathy. The examination findings of your spine specialist also correlate with your diagnosis. This happens when there is undue pressure or compression of the ...  Read Full »

Is a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy considered as disabled?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching details of a girl. Her left side of the body is not working properly. She cannot hold or pick things from her left hand. She cannot move her left thumb. She walks on her left toes. She cannot stand straight without support on her legs. Attached are the MRI findings. Ple...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like an old ischemic insult to the brain, which has led to cerebral palsy with hemiparesis. Unfortunately, this is an incurable condition, but some changes and improvements can be seen with proper and long-term physiotherapy.   Read Full »

Is it essential to get a COVID vaccine in a patient with a paralytic attack and asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, A patient with diabetes (ten years), BP (26 years) and 26 years before the paralytic attack in the left side, and dementia (he cannot recollect the person, object, day or night) is not bedridden. He will do his routine based on the repeated commands that are given. For the last three yea...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. I appreciate you for explaining everything in detail. This helps in proper assessment. I will answer the queries you asked in the same sequence. Please share the diagnosis of asthma. There are different severi...  Read Full »

After a stroke, my mother's right side body is paralyzed. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is in her early 60s. She has had type II diabetes for more than ten years, and she has also suffered from the stroke in the past. I want a doctor's opinion about her current situation. Her present situation is as follows: Paralyzed on the right side of her body. She cannot stan...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through the provided details and understand your concerns.Although it is almost difficult to pronounce an opinion without seeing a patient, from the available description, it appears that her stroke on left side of the brain (which affects the right side of bod...  Read Full »

After a paralysis attack, my uncle's right side vision is not perfect. Is this a permanent disability?

Query: Hello doctor,Four years ago, my uncle had a paralysis attack on the right side of the body. He has recovered now, except his right eye vision. He can clearly see straight and left, but not the right. He cannot see full 180 degrees. His age is 48 now. Is this a permanent disability or it can be cured...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stroke or paralysis results from hampered blood supply to the brain. Usually, the motor functions or muscle movements recover over time. However, the visual pathways are very slow to recover and recovery is suboptimal. So, the field defect that he has will persist and com...  Read Full »

Is it preferable to do surgery for an intradural extramedullary lesion?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is diagnosed to have partial agenesis of corpus callosum and colpocephaly. Also, there is late onset of seizures with nodular intradural extramedullary lesion seen at L1 body and L1-L2 disc level with significant conus and caudal compression or displacement to the left side. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think that the condition can be treated with medical management as the nodular growth measuring around 25 mm (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and causing pressure symptoms over the adjacent spinal cord. It is possible that if not surgically correc...  Read Full »

My dad is on a ventilator after brain surgery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My dad had a brain hemorrhage surgery last week. He is still on the ventilator and is just having body moment. There is right side paralysis and left side head surgery. There is no eye moment. My father also has high blood pressure. What should I do? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a serious and critical state. Now, he must be having a big hemorrhage requiring surgery, so the results are variable. I suppose he is on the right line of treatment and once he improves, he can be taken off the ventilator. But, the battle does not end here. Foll...  Read Full »

My father has blood along with urine. How to help him?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 74 years old. He met with a road accident about 3.5 years back and had suffered a brain injury. A craniotomy and cranioplasty were performed. Since then, he has been in a persistent vegetative state. He is completely paralyzed and continuously on nursing care. He is fed by...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. The reason for bleeding might be due to a small injury while changing the suprapubic catheter. You can go to some local doctor or can call a doctor at your home and ask him to change the suprapubic catheter. I think antibiotics are not required at...  Read Full »

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