What is Hemiplegia ?
Hemiplegia refers to the severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. Depending on the side of the body that is affected, hemiplegia is further classified as right or left hemiplegia. Hemiplegia is usually caused by brain damage localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite the affected side. For example, injury to the left side of the brain will cause right hemiplegia and vice versa. Less frequently, brain stem lesions, peripheral nervous system disorders, cervical spinal cord injury and other conditions may present as hemiplegia.
What causes a hemiplegia?
Conditions that cause hemiplegia
Aneurysms and hemorrhages inside of your brain. Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Spinal cord injuries. Injuries you experience during birth or very early childhood, causing conditions like hemiplegic.
Is hemiplegia a stroke?
Hemiplegia is paralysis of the muscles of the lower face, arm, and leg on one side of the body. In addition to motor problems other losses may occur eg. sensation, memory, cognition. The most common cause of hemiplegia is stroke, which damages the corticospinal tracts in one hemisphere of the brain.
Type of hemiplegia
- Facial Hemiplegia: When the muscles of the face are paralysed on one side of the face it is known as facial hemiplegia. This can also occur along with minor paralysis on the rest of the body parts.
- Spinal Hemiplegia: When there is damage to the spinal cord on one side of the body, it results in paralysis of the same side of the body, it is known as spinal hemiplegia. There is loss of pain and temperature sensation on the opposite side of the body as well.
- Contralateral Hemiplegia: This condition arises when there is damage to one hemisphere of the brain and it results in the paralysis of the opposite half of the body.
- Spastic Hemiplegia: Spastic hemiplegia is a condition when there is a continuous contraction in the muscles of the body. It is a disease caused due to damage to the neuromuscular network of cells.
Can a person with hemiplegia walk?
A study from 2015 found that hemiplegic patients had a 93.8% chance of achieving independent gait within 6 months if could demonstrate these two abilities in the first 72 hours after stroke. This does not mean that you cannot recover your ability to walk if are unable to achieve these movements.
How long can you live with hemiplegia?
Age at onset, however, clearly influenced survival chances; the expected mean survival was 6 years at 40 and 2 at age 80; average loss of life was 14 years for the whole sample, meaning a vital prognosis two to three times worse than that of the general population.
Is hemiplegia a disability?
If your child has hemiplegia, you may be entitled to certain benefits and financial support to help with the extra cost of day to day living. This includes Disability Living Allowance, the main benefit for disabled children.
Can you feel pain with hemiplegia?
The more “complete” the hemiplegia is, the less sensation there typically tends to be. However, some hemiplegics may experience pain in their paralyzed side in addition to a general sensation of numbness.
Which part of the brain are damaged by hemiplegia?
Hemiplegia refers to severe or complete loss of strength leading to paralysis on one side of the body and is usually the result of brain damage in the cerebral hemisphere, opposite the side of paralysis.
How do you treat left sided hemiplegia?
Treatment for left hemiplegia generally focuses on intensive training of the affected side to promote recovery and neuroplasticity. By working with physical and occupational therapists, individuals can learn effective ways to target their affected muscles and compensate for limited movement.
What is the best homeopathic medicine for paralysis?
Aconite napellus is considered as the sovereign remedy for almost every species of paralysis in homoepathy. Gelsemium sempervirens (Gels.) is another plant used in homeopathic for treatment of paralysis.
Is there any treatment in homeopathy for stroke?
Similarly, homeopathic medicines are able to address chronic pain resulting from stroke. Stroke induced emotional issues are extremely well addressed with homeopathy. Some of the medicines used in our protocols include Arnica, Aconite, Natrum Sulpuricum, Causticum, Hypericaum, Lachesis and Rhus Toxicodendron.
Can homeopathy cure neurological problems?
With the aid of a group of homeopathy medicine for neurological disorders, nervous system problems can be treated most effectively. These treatments are recommended based on the patient’s symptoms and miasms (tendency to suffer from particular conditions).
Is homeopathy a permanent cure?
It cannot be cured . Homeopathy has an edge over other systems of treatment available for allergic disorders for the following reasons: Homoeopathy strengthens the immune system and restores the state of health permanently. No side-effects of medicines.
Does homeopathy work immediately?
It is a myth that homeopathy is slow to act. In acute ailments like fever, diarrhea, acute infections etc, it acts as fast as conventional medicines, sometimes even faster.