Rehabilitation is a process, which is used for the recuperation of a person who is suffering from an abnormality. This abnormality may be physical or mental, sometimes both. The therapy, which is given to the patient for the rehabilitation is known as the rehabilitation therapy. In simple words, rehab therapy is a therapeutic, healing treatment, which the patient receives. The goal of the therapy is to help the patient to resume his normal activities including personal and professional life. There is a different type of rehab therapy for every disease or disorder. The person who gives the therapy is referred to as a rehabilitation therapist.

There is a different type of rehab therapy for every disease or disorder. Some of them are jotted down below:
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Though there are different rehab therapies available, the basic flow of all the therapies is the same.
When an individual with a disability or a disease suffers from its serious consequences, he firstly undergoes the medical therapy.When he is out of danger, it is a right time to undergo the rehabilitation therapy. Ideally, the patient has to approach a rehab providing organization but as he is suffering from a disorder, the hospital or the concerned person approaches the center on patient's behalf.After completing the admission procedure, the rehab experts analyze the patient's case.They also examine the medical history of the patient. The allergies, habits, harmful habits, behavior, nature, likes, dislikes are promptly noted down.Based on this, the rehab experts design a unique plan for the patient. This means that the rehab process for every individual is especially tailored. Then after the patient is checked for the individuals with physical, developmental and mental disabilities.Later, based on the decided therapy, the rehab is started.The patient is introduced to a psychiatrist who helps in boosting the patient's confidence level. In the case of mental therapy, a hypnotist is also approached for this step.A rehab exercise expert teaches the patient to perform the basic exercises. These exercises are intended towards warming up the body. Gradually, as the rehab therapy progresses, the intensity and stress of the exercises are increased. This helps in the gradual empowerment of the body part with disability.Every week the improvement is noted and the process is modified accordingly
The rehabilitation therapy is the best option for the natural healing and empowerment from the disability. These therapies have helped number of patients worldwide. These people are living their normal happy life.

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  1. julie

    What kind of Neurological symptoms do you have with Lupus?
    I’m being tested for lupus after being sick for 2 yrs and I have tons of neurological symptoms just wondering if these are common symptoms for lupus. here are my symptoms.
    Burning stinging headaches, dizzy, lightheaded,vertigo, seizure type incidents, sharp shooting pains in head, also get weard sensations on my body like warm water pouring on me. Any info will be appreciated. If you have any neurological symptoms from Lupus pleas list them for me. Thanks!

    1. Linda R

      Some lupus patients have neurological symptoms, some do not. Lupus symptoms vary widely from patient to patient.

      Headaches could be caused by lupus or by Raynaud’s phenomenon or other things. Many lupus patients have Raynaud’s, a condition in which stress or cool temperatures cause the nerves to tell the blood vessels to clamp down and restrict blood flow, usually to hands and feet, but can also cause headaches.

      Lightheadedness can be caused by a number of things as well. Lupus patient are often anemic, When you are anemica, there is not enough available oxygen in your blood, which could account for light headedness or dizziness.

      Vertigo usually has to do with the inner ear. Lupus can cause inflammation anywhere, including the inner ear.

      I am not sure what you mean my “seizure type” incidents. Do you lose consciousness? Do you convulse? Some lupus patients do have seizures. But seizures can be caused by many other things.

      Lupus patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (sticky blood) which causes clots may have TIAs or ministrokes. This could account for your head pain and seizure type incidents. Ask to have your blood tested for this.

      As for the weird sensations, please find a clearer way to describe that as well. If you tell the doctor that you have “seizure type incidents” and “weird sensations on your body” you are not helping the doctor get to the root cause of your problem. If these weird sensations are painful, you could have neuropathy which sometimes comes with lupus, or diabtetes, or multiple sclerosis, or other things.

      As a patient your job is to give the doctor the best and clearest information possible. It is the doctor’s job to connect the dots. A diagnosis of lupus is made based on family history, your medical history, a wide variety of lab tests and after everything else is ruled out. There is no definitive lab test for lupus.

      To do your job, keep a symptom journal including
      1. a clear description of the symptom
      2. when it started
      3. how often it happens
      4. how long it lasts
      5. what makes it feel better
      6. what makes it feel worse
      7. to what degree does it interfere with your activities of daily living

      Then create a concise summary and bring a copy for your doc and a copy for you.

  2. SJ

    How long does it take for a Pituitary adenoma to grow 2 cm?
    My wife had a pituitary adenoma (macro) that had grown to 2 centimeters. It put pressure on her optic nerve and had to be removed. She was diagnosed 2 months later with Multiple Sclerosis Relapsing Remitting because of continued eye pain. How long does it take an adenoma to grow to 2 cm and was that the cause for eye pain. Did she have to have the operation (null adenoma) ?

    1. Jen S

      By “null adenoma”, I will take that to mean a non-functioning adenoma? In any case, a tumor of that size, pressing on the optic nerve did require surgery.

      There are many types of pituitary tumors and a few can be reduced in size using medications.

      As for how long it takes to grow, you should take a look at her pathology. Some would take a while, but some can be more aggressive and grow in a short period of time so only by knowing the specific pathology of the lesion will you have more information.

      The MS may or may not be related. Many of the pituitary diseases are considered to be auto-immune and so is MS and often when you have one auto-immune disease, you will get another (and another). I got another auto-immune disease afterward, as well as I had others before. Some of my other friends with pituitary tumors on the other hand, did not.

  3. Ona

    What’s the medical differences between a physical therapist and caiopractor?
    Been given the choir between the to for exruciating back pain. Just want some infomation

  4. .

    How can I get the right amount of Vitamin D?
    I’ve used a SPF 20 suncreen for two months at least. Now I’ve some joint pain. How can I get the proper amount of Vitamin D through the Sun exposure? Could it be good if I expose just my legs or back for 10-15 minutes twice a week? I want to prevent premature aging.

  5. Geneiva Bloom

    List as many poppable pills as you can think of?
    I need some information about popping pills, mainly the different types & maybe some side effects. I don’t need obvious ones like oxycottin but others.

    1. Achelios

      i saw your other question with a short list

      based on my experience with my 1/2 sister.. (or I should say our whole families experience).. then I would suggest to you that “popping” is only one possible problem in a much longer list

      yes, your son could be popping pills

      you would be amazed at the poppable pills that kids break open (or crush) & snort up their noses (she told me about doing that with prozac)

      and also mixed with liquid & shot up into their veins (thankfully, she never shot up & had the lack-of-marks to prove it)

      and, of course…. selling or trading

      I would have emailed you to make contact & try to help you… but you don’t have that type of contact set up

      Your list was.. and bear in mind you can just as easily web-search these:
      found the following in my child’s bedroom:

      Leflunomide 20mg — is used for Rheumatoid Arthritis… and can seriously damage the liver.. it is one of the drugs that requires constant checking off blood-work to make sure it isn’t causing more harm than good.

      Tramadol HCL 50mg — this is a medication that I take for Multiple Sclerosis. It is used for pain management & believed to be non-addictive if used for short periods of time and in smaller doses…. I have been told by my 1/2 sister who did drugs that this has small amounts of opiates in it & sometimes kids will take it to soften the drop-off from taking higher doses of other abusable pills… and, sometimes kids take it to prevent DTs

      Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg — this is a diuretic used to bring down high blood pressure… I would imagine it is abused by teens wanting to loose weight fast by getting rid of water weight…

      Klor-con M10 — this is an extended release potassium tablet.. often used for people with high blood pressure

      Meloxicam — I take for osteo-arthritis.. this is generic Mobic… and is an anti-inflamatory

      Lorazepam — is anti-anxiety & also anti-convulsant (I take occasionally due to MS) — this is one that my 1/2 sis used to steal…. she would pop it & she would trade it for other stuff she wanted

  6. Julian

    Why do my fingers feel tingly after a workout?
    everytime i workout no matter what type of excersise it is the tip of my fingers are tingling.

  7. John Stack

    Is temporary blurred vision associated with anything besides high blood sugar?
    I’m concerned since it tends to happen to me every once in a while. I’m getting a diabetes test tomorrow just to be safe, but I’m also wondering if there is any other reason. My maternal grandfather has type 2 diabetes. The kind you aren’t always born with.

    1. Ben Trolled

      Vision changes and problems can be caused by many different conditions. Some include:
      •Presbyopia — difficulty focusing on objects that are close. Often becomes noticeable in your early to mid 40s.
      •Cataracts — cloudiness over the eye lens, causing poor nighttime vision, halos around lights, and sensitivity to glare. Daytime vision is eventually affected. Common in the elderly.
      •Glaucoma — increased pressure in the eye, causing poor night vision, blind spots, and loss of vision to either side. A major cause of blindness. Glaucoma can happen gradually or suddenly — if sudden, it’s a medical emergency.
      •Diabetic retinopathy — this complication of diabetes can lead to bleeding into the retina. Another common cause of blindness.
      •Macular degeneration — loss of central vision, blurred vision (especially while reading), distorted vision (like seeing wavy lines), and colors appearing faded. The most common cause of blindness in people over age 60.
      •Eye infection, inflammation, or injury.
      •Floaters — tiny particles drifting across the eye. Although often brief and harmless, they may be a sign of retinal detachment.
      •Night blindness.
      •Retinal detachment — symptoms include floaters, flashes of light across your visual field, or a sensation of a shade or curtain hanging on one side of your visual field.
      •Optic neuritis — inflammation of the optic nerve from infection or multiple sclerosis. You may have pain when you move your eye or touch it through the eyelid.
      •Stroke or TIA.
      •Brain tumor.
      •Bleeding into the eye.
      •Temporal arteritis — inflammation of an artery in the brain that supplies blood to the optic nerve.
      •Migraine headaches — spots of light, halos, or zigzag patterns are common symptoms prior to the start of the headache.

      Other potential causes of vision problems include fatigue, overexposure to the outdoors (temporary and reversible blurring of vision), and many medications.

      Medications that can affect vision include antihistamines, anticholinergics, digitalis derivatives (temporary), some high blood pressure pills (guanethidine, reserpine, and thiazide diuretics), indomethacin, phenothiazines (like Compazine for nausea, Thorazine and Stelazine for schizophrenia), medications for malaria, ethambutol (for tuberculosis), and many others.

      Now don’t start to worry about all these problems. Wait for a diagnoses. Worrying for nothing cause you to go NUTS !!

      Take care
      Ben Trolled

  8. Ridin The Storm Out

    What is the best way to treat Optic Neurology/Neuropathy that persists with Chronic Pain?
    My friend has suffered with this condition for years, and has gone to about all Specialists she can go to. She had a Radial Keropathy (RK) done years ago, before Laser Surgery became a big thing. She suffers so much, and I hate seeing her in this much pain. She in NOT diabetic. She needs help. She does use eye drops for the dry eye she has so much problems from. PLEASE HELP! I’ve asked this question before- I need some help with this situation, and I am BOUND and DETERMINED to get this resolved for her. Thanks for any logical and helpful input. It is truly appreciated.

    1. UP

      The reason you are having problems with your question is that you are providing problem data.

      The RK may be a cause. I’m sure that those radial lines are causing a lot of glare, those types of symptoms. It may have caused irregular healing of the cornea and she scrapes her eye every time she blinks. I’m not sure a transplant would be indicated. I’d have her see a cornea specialist to determine whether there’s anything that she can do.

      The optic neuropathy problem is totally different. She’s probably young. Young people usually do not get optic neuropathies all by themselves. These inflammations are usually associated with systemic problems such as Multiple Sclerosis, etc. I’d not drop that on her but have her seen by a neuroophthalmologist.

      If she has questions, have her contact me or address her issues in this forum. There are some very sharp people who look at these questions that may be able to direct her better.

  9. Renea

    Does any form of Muscular dystrophy cause lesions in the brain useen with Multiple Sclerosis?
    I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, nut Muscular Dystrophy runs very rampid on my mothers side. My mother was recently diagnosed with a form of MD and we share ALOT of the same pains and problems. Only I have a significant amount of lesions on my brain/

    1. r j

      MS is different from muscular dystrophy (MD), which is a group of disorders that cause progressive and irreversible wasting away of muscle tissue. Although MD has some symptoms in common with MS—such as weakness and problems with walking,MD affects the muscles directly while MS affects the central nervous system.
      I don’t believe that any of the types of MD involve lesions.
      I don’t know much about MD, but I have had MS for many years..MS is a very manageable disease so hang in there..

  10. Anonymous

    If Marijuana has less side effects and risks of prescription drugs then shouldnt it be legalized?
    “The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS — or by the harsh drugs sometimes used to treat them. And it can do so with remarkable safety. Indeed, marijuana is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day.”
    — Joycelyn Elders, M.D.

    1. Mommadog

      It is actually proven to also keep cancer away! And it is legal for precription in several states…

      I have degenerative Joint Disease and my dr wont give me pain meds. I am in severe horrid pain 24/7.. I amm 44 smoked it when I was a teen and not since until i was in so much pain I decided to try it.

      I smoked just enough for it to help the pain but not get me “stoned”.. Hell ya it it should be legal!!!!!!

  11. mssucks

    How can hypersensitivity due to multiple sclerosis be reduced?
    I was diagnosed with MS with Transverse Myelitis in September. Since then every spot on my body has bee stings and every spot is overly sensitive to anything that I touch, be it something cold that feels hot or something that should hurt but does, such as these computer keys. I take Copaxone and Avonex through a trial, but I’ve had another attack since Sept. I have taken 22 different seizure drugs and anti-depressants, which are supposed to work on this type of problem, and IV lidocaine. Nothing has aleviated or even lessened the pain. Any suggestions?

    1. Susan M

      Try to find a good acupuncturist. I have gone for treatment four times so far for migraine and fibromyalgia, and I was able to plant 10 shrubs yesterday. Overall, I don’t feel cured, but so much better. It’s worth a try to see if your MS can be helped. A good practitioner should be able to get your body functioning better. Western medicine is almost totally lacking when it comes to auto-immune diseases.

      Fish oil is good, too. It is beneficial for your myelin sheath tissue and suppresses inflammation naturally.

  12. Lisa B

    Does anyone have Ms and experience left rib pain around to their shoulder blade?
    I have been diagnosed with possible Multiple Sclerosis and have been experiencing this alwful pain like inbetween my ribs on the left side around to my left shoulder blade… Sometimes it feels like it is just crushing through..

  13. Adfs

    How man can get orgasm faster during sex and have a longer erection?
    So i just stopped using SSRI medication, and im having problems still having an orgasm. Im a male. And also, sometimes i lose my erection for no reason. This sucks! Should i do some penis exercises or what? The SSRI ruined everything.

    1. Rose Marrion

      yes, i agree with you SSRI really affects your sexual performance . you may need more stimulation (such as stroking and touching) to get an erection. You might also need more time between erections

      these are the other side effects that causes ED

      Erectile dysfunction can be caused by:

      * Diabetes (high blood sugar)
      * Hypertension (high blood pressure)
      * Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
      * Stress, anxiety or depression
      * Alcohol and tobacco use
      * Some prescription medications, such as antidepressants, pain medicine and medicine

      for high blood pressure
      * Fatigue
      * Brain or spinal-cord injuries
      * Hypogonadism (which leads to lower testosterone levels)
      * Multiple sclerosis
      * Parkinson’s disease
      * Radiation therapy to the testicles
      * Stroke
      * Some types of prostate or bladder surgery

  14. frizzlenizzle89

    Why does my legs go numb multiple times a day?
    My legs for the past few months have been going numb on and off causing a lot of pain, every time this happens i slam my feet into the ground trying to feel something, in my foot or leg, anyone know what the problem can be, pinch nerve maybe?

  15. Kristee

    Do Multiple Sclerosis medications hurt when you inject them?
    I mean of course it hurts a little because it’s an injection, but how much pain? Like getting a painful vaccination or a lidocaine injection that numbs the skin? I can’t imagine injecting myself daily, but my neurologist thinks I need the medicine. Do some kinds hurt more than others?

    1. CJ

      Let me see if I can address all of your questions one at a time.

      > I mean of course it hurts a little because it’s an injection, but how much pain? Like getting a painful vaccination or a lidocaine injection that numbs the skin?

      Depends on the shot. The drugs are packaged in a slightly acidic solution, so they tend to burn a little when they are injected, and you will notice redness and swelling at the injection site. Copaxone (the synthetic) doesn’t produce flu-like side effects, but you’ll still get a welt and some pain (like a good bruise) for a while following the shot.

      > I can’t imagine injecting myself daily, but my neurologist thinks I need the medicine.

      I know it’s slightly off the main question’s topic, but I felt I should address this. These medications cannot “cure” MS. They can only slow down its progression. They can’t reverse it. So any damage that happens to your nerves while you’re not on medication can’t (currently) be repaired. So the most conservative approach is to “conserve” as much nerve tissue as possible, so I would strongly suggest getting on a medication — sooner rather than later.

      > Do some kinds hurt more than others?

      Actually, yes. Let’s go over the CRAB drugs:

      Copaxone – A synthetic protein which mimics the structure of myelin. When T-cells bond to this protein, they produce an anti-inflammatory agent, rather than the inflammatory agent produced when T-cells bond to myelin proteins. They also kind of act as a “decoy,” since they look like myelin, your immune system goes after them instead of your nerves. Since it’s not an interferon, there aren’t any side effects like with the other three drugs. It is injected subcutaneously (SC – “under the skin”, in the fat layer just below the skin) and is taken daily. It produces a welt-like bruise, redness and swelling at the injection site.

      Rebif – An interferon (interferon beta-1a), which is a substance in your body that regulates your immune system. It is believed that interferons are beneficial based on their anti-inflammatory properties. It is also believed that they strengthen the blood-brain barrier, thus keeping more undesirable substances away from your nerves. Your body will treat this as a flu-like virus, so consequently after taking the shot, you will feel symptoms of the flu (fever, body aches, etc). These symptoms will become less severe over time, but they can last as long as half a day. You will also experience pain and redness at the injection site. Rebif is taken subcutaneously three times a week.

      Avonex — another interferon beta-1a, but this one is an IM shot (intramuscular or “into the muscle”, taken in a muscle rather than under the skin). It’s like a flu shot that goes into your muscle. Because the shot is IM, the needles are a little bigger and longer, but the shot is only taken once a week. The injection sites are also a little different than the subcutaneous meds. For some people, IM shots may hurt more than SC shots.

      Betaseron – a third interferon, taken every other day. Similar to the other interferons in operation and side effects, only different in how it is grown (it’s an interferon beta-1b)

      All of the medications essentially get you to the same place — slowing disease progression and reducing severity and duration of relapses. So your main choice in choosing a drug therapy are

      1. side effects — can you handle them? Do you have to be active before the side effects subside?
      2. frequency and type of injection — IM vs SC, and frequency between daily and once a week. If you just can’t handle needles at all, maybe something with a lower frequency would be better. In my case, I got over my fear of needles because I couldn’t afford to be down with side effects when I was on the road, which I was frequently when I started therapy.

      Some other things to consider when choosing a medication:

      – How easy is it to inject by yourself?
      – How easy is it to store? Does it need constant refrigeration, or can it survive for a time without it? This is an important question for someone who travels frequently (like me)
      – Probably most important, does your insurance cover it?

      You and your neuro need to discuss these questions in depth and then decide together what the best course of treatment will be. If you don’t like the answers, don’t settle — get a second opinion. This is a very important issue and you need to be comfortable with it. But to reiterate my suggestion from above, if you are deciding on whether or not to start medication, remember a few things:

      – To really be effective, these medications must be taken over a long period of time (at least six months), so when you start taking a medication, assume you’re going to be on it for a long time
      – START EARLY! Remember, the most conservative approach is to “conserve” as much myelin as possible.

      Keep asking questions, and good luck.

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