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

Answered by
Dr. Pratik Patil
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 29, 2017

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.

Dr. Pratik Patil

General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Oncology
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Hello,

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  • Transverse myelitis is a slowly recovering condition.
  1. Please make sure that you are taking daily physiotherapy regularly at least thrice a day.
  2. Also, bladder training is required.
  3. The daily protein intake should be high.
  4. Do not let any muscle of your body go atrophic.
  5. Also, massage to your back, spine and lower limbs can be done to facilitate a good blood flow to all the peripheries.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

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