When a portion of your body can not work due to your muscle functions' complete loss, we call it paralysis.
It happens due to damage in your brain, nerves, or spinal cord. Hence, your body can not move according to the signals of your brain.
In this article, we are going to discuss the paralysis and effectiveness of physiotherapy as a treatment.
So, read the article till the end for a better insight.
Let us start with what paralysis is?
Well, paralysis is nothing but loss of your muscle strength. Whereas in most cases, the problem is not due to anything with your muscles. The problem is something intense.
Your nervous system carries the signals that your brain gives to the different muscles of your body. There is a chain of the procedure to perform this work in your body. Damage in your nervous system triggers paralysis.
You may develop any of the following types of paralysis-
- Complete- In this case, you cannot move your muscle.
- Partial- In partial paralysis, you have some control over your muscles.
- Permanent- It is a situation when you have lost control of your muscles permanently.
- Temporary- In this case, you get back the power of your muscles after a short gap.
- Flaccid- If your muscles become flabby and shrink due to paralysis, we call them flaccid.
- Spastic- In this case, you will experience tightness in your muscles, and there will be quick and sudden movement around your muscles.
So, what are the causes of paralysis?
Your muscle movement is the result of your body's relay system. So, if there is any damage or problem in your relay system, you will experience paralysis. In simple words, the leading cause of paralysis is a disruption in the movement of signals from your brain to the muscles.
Followings are few incidents that can disturb the movement of your brain's signals.
- Any accident
- Spinal cord injury
- Head injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Defect since your birth
- Cerebral palsy
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
You may have paralysis as an aftereffect of these diseases.
So, how can you recover from paralysis with the help of physiotherapy?
We, as the experienced physiotherapist, provide the best treatment for the recovery from paralysis. Our treatment includes therapy and techniques that can stimulate your affected nerves and muscles. We use different types of massages and joint movements, along with hot and cold massages.
Followings are the ways by which physiotherapy can help you to recover from paralysis.
- It helps you to regain the lost ability of your muscles.
- It improves the recovery function and your mobility as well.
- Forty-five minutes of physiotherapy exercise for five days a week can bring back your ability to perform regular work within a short period.
- Physiotherapy combined with occupational therapy can also help you to regain the strength of your muscle.
Now, how long do you need the physiotherapy treatment?
Well, physiotherapy treats your whole body along with your affected body part. It takes a lot of time to identify the exact affected part of your body, which is damaged due to paralysis. There will be no response from your side about the specific body part due to immobility.
So, it would help if you were a patient while having physiotherapy. Along with these, the intensity of the harm that you have experienced due to paralysis is another factor. In the case of partial and temporary paralysis, it takes less time than complete and permanent paralysis.
Again, your age is another deciding factor. Aged people generally take more time to regain the ability to move their body parts after paralysis. In comparison, young patients respond fast to the treatment.
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Till then, stay healthy.