WRITTEN BY: Tammy C. Perez, M.A., NCC, LCDC, LPC
REVIEWED BY: Dr. Terry Schroeder on April 18, 2023
What is Paralysis?
Paralysis is a loss of muscle function or movement in part or all of the body. Various factors, including neurological disorders, trauma, infection, or injury to the nerves or spinal cord, can cause the condition.
The nervous system controls muscle movement with a complex network of nerves and signals originating in the brain and traveling through the spinal cord to the muscles. Different types of paralysis can occur depending on the damage location to the nervous system and severity. Trauma in the brain or spinal cord may result in permanent paralysis. The condition may be temporary or more easily treated if peripheral nerves are affected.
What causes Paralysis?
Damage to any part of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, can disrupt signal pathways and result in paralysis. Common causes of neurological paralysis include stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
The severity and location of the neurological damage determine the extent and type of paralysis. The condition can be partial or complete and affect different body parts depending on which nerves or regions of the nervous system are affected.
What are the symptoms of Paralysis?
The symptoms of paralysis vary depending on the cause and severity of the condition. Common symptoms are loss of voluntary movement, numbness or tingling, muscle stiffness or spasms, loss of bladder or bowel control, difficulty speaking or swallowing, and loss of sensation, including the reduced ability to sense touch, temperature, or pressure.
How is Paralysis treated?
Treatments for paralysis include medications, surgery, assistive devices, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Medications, such as corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, anticoagulants, and muscle relaxants, help alleviate symptoms and address underlying factors. Surgery removes tumors and helps relieve nerve and spinal cord pressure that could be causing paralysis. In cases where paralysis is permanent, assistive devices such as wheelchairs, braces, and other mobility aids help to maintain independence and improve quality of life.
Physical therapy helps improve muscle strength and flexibility, reduce pain, and prevent complications such as joint stiffness or contractures. Occupational therapy helps regain the ability to perform daily activities such as dressing, bathing, and eating. Also, speech therapy helps to regain the ability to communicate effectively if the paralysis affects the muscles used in speech.
How does Paralysis affect brain wellness?
Brain wellness can be significantly affected by paralysis due to the changes it causes within the brain and the psychological issues it may produce.
Paralysis often results from damage to the brain or spinal cord. This trauma can create various physical changes in the brain, including alterations to the structure and function of the impaired areas. This condition can also negatively influence cognitive function, including thinking, reasoning, memory, and learning.
In addition, paralysis can have psychological effects on brain wellness. Paralysis can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. These emotions can be challenging to manage and can harm overall brain health.
People with paralysis may also experience social isolation, reduced physical activity, and changes in daily routines, which can further erode brain wellness. Engaging in physical activity and social interaction are essential to maintaining brain health.
How can Brain Frequency™ help?
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The Brain Frequency™ 3 Step Treatment Process consists of; first, performing a Baseline EEG and completing Psychometric Assessments; second, conducting a Brain Frequency Consultation; and third, Initiating Treatment.
An Electroencephalogram (EEG) analyzes brain waves and produces a brain map identifying current and optimal frequencies in 19 areas of the brain. Based on the individualized brain map, Brain Frequency™ will determine possible diagnoses of various mental health disorders or brain trauma for the provider to consider during treatment. Brain Frequency™ AI software provides clinicians with an "Approval Ready" treatment plan using personalized protocols based on each patient's needs.
Those suffering from symptoms of paralysis can efficiently and effectively improve their brain health and wellness by using the Brain Frequency™ AI system. Our innovative system drastically reduces the time needed to properly diagnose and construct treatment plans leading to a faster recovery and greater quality of life.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA): https://www.samhsa.gov/
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Center For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/
National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://www.nih.gov/
National Suicide Prevention Line: https://988lifeline.org/
National Library of Medicine: https://medlineplus.gov/
Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/
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