Dr. Niraj Jha of Physioworld on the role of neuro-physiotherapy in the treatment of paralysis

Paralysis can have a devastating effect on a patient’s life. Mumbai-based Dr. Niraj Jha from Physioworld discussed in this article how neuro-physiotherapy can help treat paralysis.

Paralyzed people have a difficult life to live because they cannot move their muscles on their own. Damage to the neurological system or injury to the spinal cord causes paralysis. A stroke, in which the brain is deprived of oxygen and leads to neurological abnormalities, can sometimes be the underlying cause of paralysis. Paralysis can affect the human body and inflict serious damage by rupturing the blood vessels of the brain if the blood circulation of the brain is impaired.

Communication between the central nervous system (which includes the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system regulates our physiological function and emotional responses (made up of sensory nerves). Muscle control and limb function could be damaged if this communication or nerve impulses from the brain to the muscles are disrupted. As a result, there is loss of coordination, muscle weakness, and other physical deficits, which can eventually progress to paralysis.

Paralysis can be fatal if not treated in time. Living with paralysis means losing control of your urine, bowels, temperature, and even sexual function in many circumstances. These paralysis-related problems can have a significant impact on health and quality of life. A patient’s life is in danger due to the secondary consequences of paralysis. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), paralysis is the second leading cause of death worldwide.

Paralysis in its many forms:

– Monoplegia is a condition in which only one arm or leg is affected.

– Hemiplegia is a condition in which an arm and a leg on the same side of the body are paralyzed.

– Both legs are paraplegic.

– Tetraplegia affects the arms and legs on both sides.

Neuro-kinesitherapy plays a key role in the treatment of paralysis

Because they can help the patient’s limb function and muscle strength return to normal, physiotherapy and neuro-kinesitherapy are effective treatments for paralysis. But, due to technological development, the treatment of paralysis by neuro-physiotherapy is gaining popularity.

Approaches used by physiotherapy for the treatment of paralysis include:

– Manual treatment to promote range of motion

– Stretching activities to develop flexibility

– Massage to increase blood flow

But, according to Dr. Niraj Jha, these approaches have become obsolete and the treatment of neuro-physiotherapy is gaining importance.

Neuro-kinesitherapy uses new modalities for the treatment of paralysis that have emerged with the rapid advances in robotic rehabilitation. Paralysis, strokes and other neurological conditions that affect movement and physical ability can be treated using neuro-physiotherapy. A person suffering from paralysis can be cured if treated in time. Neuro-kinesitherapy can treat paralysis quickly and in time due to the huge development of technology.

Dr. Niraj Jha says this includes robotic therapy, virtual reality therapy, artificial intelligence and various sophisticated machines.

Robotic therapy for paralysis: Patients with motor problems caused by stroke or spinal cord disease can benefit from robotic rehabilitation treatment because it can give high-dose, high-intensity training. Robotic end effector devices and exoskeletons are used in robotic paralysis therapy.

Virtual Reality (VR): It is the creation of an interactive three-dimensional (3D) experience using technologies such as a head-mounted display (HMD), a tracking system and a sound device. A large number of people suffer from paralysis caused by spinal cord injury (SCI). The research results imply that virtual reality-based therapy in spinal cord injured patients can improve aerobic function, balance, pain level and motor function recovery, as well as psychological and motivational elements.

Artificial Intelligence (AI): We are all aware of the complexity of a human body. Under such circumstances, the human body is unable to regrow the nerve fibers that have been damaged. The electrical signals created by the brain no longer reach the muscles with a severe injury to the spine, resulting in paralysis. AI plays a key role in solving the problem as it can help patients move by reconnecting the brain and spine.

Dr. Niraj Jha says that various sophisticated machines are also used in neuro-physiotherapy to cure paralysis. The most basic device used for the treatment of paralysis is an electrically powered portable gadget, which is also used to treat strokes. It improves arm functionality and restores arm mobility. This gadget uses an electric current to trigger the muscles in your arms and legs while you wear it. FES, or Functional Electrical Stimulation, is another name for this motion restoration therapy. It can help paralyzed feet or legs to walk again. FES, when combined with particular exercises, can provide relief.

Physioworld is one of the largest and best equipped physiotherapy centers as well as one of the top 3 treatment centers in Mumbai.

Dr. Niraj Jha, who is the Executive Director of Physioworld, has extensive experience and skills in neuro-physiotherapy. He is a licensed neuro-physiotherapist who treats not only the body but also the psyche in order to recover from trauma and maximize human function and potential. Website: www.physioworld.org

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