Guillain Barre Syndrome

Guillain Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves. It is a problem with the nervous system. The condition may be triggered by an acute bacterial or viral infection.

Symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Symptoms begin with weakness and tingling – and paralysis can occur to the:

  • Sides of face
  • Mouth
  • Lips
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Legs

The symptoms result in:

  • Trouble speaking
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Inability to move the eyes
  • Back pain

Infections Triggering Guillain-Barre Syndrome

This condition usually begins by affected nerves resulting from a viral or bacterial infection. Typically, an infection of the lungs or stomach and intestines.

Some triggering infections:

  • Food poisoning
  • Pneumonia
  • Mononucleosis
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causing fever, chills, sore throat, swollen glands, body aches, and fatigue

Diagnosing and Treating Guillain-Barre Syndrome

At Spine and Sports Medicine, a doctor will administer Neurological Testing (EMG/NCV) to diagnose Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Other testing will rule out muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord tumors, and other disease.

Though there is no cure for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, there are many therapeutic treatments to help lessen the symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Physical therapy helps to improve circulation and prolong muscle use in the early stages of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. It is crucial for your treatment provider to properly diagnose your condition.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome

The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to treat Guillain-Barre Syndrome and increase your quality of life. The painful and debilitating symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome can be relieved through:

At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of Guillain-Barre Syndrome can be achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach.

  • Manual – hands on – Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • High Tech Exercises
  • High Touch Exercises
  • Weight Resistance Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Tailored Home Exercise Program

Gold Standard Pain Management

Other highly effective pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:

  • Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Medical Massage

Medical Insurance Coverage for Guillain-Barre Syndrome Therapeutic Treatment

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of Guillain-Barre Syndrome treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location

Discover effective Guillain-Barre Syndrome treatment provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.

Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.

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