Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder

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Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder

General Condition

What is Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder?

Non-spastic neuromuscular disorders are neurological disorders that affect the nervous system and muscle function. They can be caused by a number of different conditions, including genetic mutations, infectious diseases, and toxins.

What are the types of Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder?

There are many types of Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder, but the most common ones are:

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that affects your muscles. It causes them to have trouble working, which leads to weakness and fatigue. This condition can be treated with medication and sometimes surgery.

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disorder that causes tremors, stiffness, difficulty moving, loss of balance and coordination, problems with speech and swallowing. In most cases, Parkinson’s disease progresses slowly over time.

What are the causes of Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder?

The main cause of non-spastic neuromuscular disorder is a mutation or change in a specific gene that causes problems with muscles. The mutation may be passed on to an unborn child by either parent or both parents.

Other causes of non-spastic neuromuscular disorder include:

  • Aging
  • Injuries to the nerves supplying the muscles
  • Tumors in the spinal cord or brainstem (the part of your brain that connects to your spinal cord)

What are the symptoms of Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder?

The symptoms of Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder can vary greatly depending on what type of Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder you have. Some forms of Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder cause muscle weakness or stiffness, while others cause difficulty controlling muscles.

For example, if you have the type of Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder that causes muscle weakness and stiffness, you may experience:

  • Muscle pain
  • Difficulty moving parts of your body
  • Fatigue
  • Stiffness in your joints
  • On the other hand, if you have a form of Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder that causes difficulty controlling muscles, your symptoms may include:
  • Tremors or shaking in your arms and legs
  • Difficulty walking or maintaining balance

What are the risk factors for Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder?

The risk factors for Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder include:

  • Age over 50 years old
  • Family history of the disease or other neuromuscular disorders
  • Trauma to the spine, such as a fall or car accident
  • Being exposed to certain chemicals, such as pesticides or solvents
  • Having an autoimmune disorder such as multiple sclerosis or lupus

Recommended Exercise

General Condition

What are the exercises for Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder?

The exercises listed below are designed to help you improve your strength and mobility.

You can do these exercises every day, but don’t overdo it—if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, stop right away!

  • Warm up with a light jog, followed by a few minutes of stretching.
  • Do squats – stand with feet shoulder-width apart, then bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor (or as close as you can get). Hold for about 10 seconds, and repeat 12 times.
  • Do lunges – stand with one foot forward and one foot behind you, then slowly bend the front knee until that thigh is parallel to the floor (or as close as you can get). Hold for about 10 seconds, then switch legs and repeat 12 times with each leg.
  • Bend down from a standing position and touch your toes (or as far down as possible) 12 times in a row.

What are the treatments for Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder?

There is no cure for neuromuscular disorders. Research is being done on genetic therapies and new medications in hopes of finding a cure.

Currently, treatment options are limited to physical therapy and medications to help reduce pain and muscle spasms.

Physical therapy can help you manage symptoms of the disorder, including muscle spasms, weakness, numbness, or tingling in your hands and feet, and trouble walking. These therapies might include:

  • Exercise therapy
  • Heat treatment (to relax the muscles)
  • Massage (to increase blood flow to the muscles)
  • Stretching exercises for your arms and legs
  • Splinting (wrapping your hands or feet) to keep them from bending abnormally
  • Medications that may help include:
  • Antispasmodic drugs (to reduce muscle spasms) like baclofen (Lioresal), benzodiazepines (Valium), dantrolene sodium (Dantrium), tizanidine hydrochloride (Zanaflex), clonazepam hydrochloride (Klonopin), clonidine hydrochloride (Catapres), gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant), pregabalin etc.

Explanation of Recommended Orthotic Device

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What brace is used for Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder?

For Non-Spastic Neuromuscular Disorder, a spinal brace or orthosis is used to support your back and spine.

It’s important to wear this brace for as long as you need it. The longer you wear it, the more effective it will be.

A spinal brace can help you maintain good posture and prevent further injury to your back.

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