Poliomyelitis – Polio
Polio is a viral disease affecting nerves and causing partial or full paralysis. The medical name for polio is poliomyelitis. The polio disease is transmitted through contaminated water and food, as well as contact with an infected person. Many people who are infected with the polio virus don’t become sick and have no symptoms. Those who do get sick develop partial or full paralysis. Polio is easily preventable by the polio vaccine.
Risks of contracting polio include:
- Lack of immunization against polio
- Travel to an area having experienced a polio outbreak
For over the past 25 years, polio has largely been eliminated as a result of a global vaccination campaign. The polio disease still exists in Africa and Asia mainly because people have not been vaccinated. For a list of countries most at risk visit Polio Eradication.
Polio affects the nerves controlling movement throughout the body. The virus interferes with normal motor functioning. The polio virus causes neurogenic atrophy of the muscles. Atrophy is a condition caused when a muscle or organ loses muscle mass due to nerve damage.
Symptoms of Clinical Poliomyelitis
- Sore throat
- Red throat
- Neck stiffness
- Trouble bending neck
- Back stiffness
- Abnormal reflexes
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty lifting the head or legs when lying flat on the back
Physical therapy will help to recover muscle strength and function.
Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment for Poliomyelitis – Polio
The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to treat polio and increase your quality of life. The painful and debilitating symptoms of polio pain and weakness can be relieved through:
At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of polio pain and weakness 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:
- Medical Massage
Medical Insurance Coverage for Poliomyelitis – Polio – 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 your polio treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from polio. 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 treatment for polio pain and weakness 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.