What is Transverse Myelitis?
It is defined as inflammation of both sides of a part of the spinal cord. The inflammation experienced here, as a neurological disorder, damages the system surrounding the nerve cell fibers (myelin). In this case, disruptions occur in the communication of spinal nerves with the whole body. Problems such as muscle weakness, paralysis, bladder problems, bowel problems are likely to occur.
What Are the Symptoms of Transverse Myelitis?
Symptoms such as pain that occurs suddenly in the lower back, arms or legs, tingling, burning or numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs are encountered.
How is Transverse Myelitis Treatment?
Although the treatment process primarily changes according to the course of the disease, the tendency to reduce inflammation and pain continues. In moderate cases, the process is carried out with drug treatments such as corticosteroids, steroids, and immunosuppressants. In the rehabilitation of transverse myelitis, stretching and stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, walking training, electrotherapy applications to reduce pain, hot-cold applications are performed successfully in our hospital.
What is Guillain Barre Syndrome?
It is a rare serious neurological and autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks nerves (part of the peripheral nervous system). It is a very serious and life-threatening disease that causes permanent damage. It is not characterized by infectious and hereditary causes. The exact cause is unknown.
What Are the Symptoms of Guillain Barre Syndrome?
Sensation or pain along with muscle weakness beginning in the back, feet and hands, often spreading to the arms and upper body, are important symptoms. The most common symptoms are numbness in the arms, legs, feet, pins and needles, muscle weakness, and pain in these areas. In advanced cases, symptoms such as difficulty in moving, walking, breathing and swallowing can be seen.
How is Guillain Barre Syndrome Treated?
The healing process is followed by rapid treatment and supportive care with intravenous (through the vein) immunoglobulins or plasmapheresis. For rehabilitation, treatment is carried out with a process such as electrotherapy, hot-cold applications, early mobilization, walking exercises.