Motor neuron disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that affects nerves in the upper or lower parts of the body.
The disease causes progressive injury and cell death of lower motor neuron groups in the spinal cord and brain stem and usually also of upper motor neurons in the motor cortex. Those affected typically develop a combination of upper and lower motor neuron signs, with progressive muscle weakness and wasting.
The causes of MND are unknown but worldwide research includes studies on:
Signs and symptoms:
Physioline’s Management of MND:
Specialised Physiotherapy for motor neuron disease at Physioline includes:
The effects of Physiolines Specialised Physiotherapy can be:
Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation improve posture; prevent joint immobility, and slow muscle weakness and wasting. Stretching and strengthening exercises reduce spasticity, increase range of motion, and keep circulation flowing. Additional therapy for speech, chewing, and swallowing difficulties may be required.
Medicines include muscle relaxants such as
Anti-convulsants and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may help with pain, and other drugs may be prescribed to treat depression. Some individuals will require stronger medicines such as morphine to cope with musculoskeletal abnormalities or pain in later stages of the disorders.
Prognosis of motor neuron disease:
Mortality normally results when control of the diaphragm is impaired and the ability to breathe is lost.
Motor neuron disease is typically fatal within 2-5 years.
DETAILED TREATMENT:- Kindly contact Physioline for the detailed assessment and treatment program which is individualized according to every patient.