Polyneuropathy (polyradiculoneuropathy) is a disease in which multiple peripheral nerves are affected. The pathology leads to the development of flaccid paralysis, sensory disorders and trophic changes predominantly in the lower extremities.
It is extremely important to establish the exact causes of the development of polyneuropathy as early as possible since the prognosis and the tactics of further treatment depend on it. The di; ifes not go away by itself, and if you let it develop, the consequences will be severe.
Clinical neurology distinguishes several forms of polyneuropathy:
Clinical signs of polyneurctly depend on which particular peripheral nerves were involved in the pathological process.
The common symptoms may include:
The etiological factors in the deincredibly of polyneuropathy are extremely diverse. The disease of the peripheral nerves can occur in the presence of pathological conditions such as:
Pregnant women are also at risk, as well as patients after an extended stay in the intensive care unit.
Sometimes, it is impossible to identify the cause of peripheral nerve damage. In these cases, it is called an idiopathic form.
Treatment begins with a comprehensive examination, allowing us to determine pathological processes’ exact form. It will enable us direct doctors’ efforts to eliminate the main etiological factor.
The therapy tactics are developed individually in each case, taking into account all the features of the clinical course. The basis of drug therapy consists of such drugs as:
The Plasmapheresis procedure is carried out to purify the blood from toxic substances. Patients with impaired lung function need to be connected to a ventilator.
In the toxic drug and alcohol form of the disease, the intake of alcohol and pharmacological agents is excluded, and contact with poisonous substances is limited.
In the presence of diabetes mellitus, treatment aimed at reducing blood glucose is prescribed, and antibiotic therapy is carried out with infectious processes. B-vitamin complexes and drugs that improve nerve tissue metabolism are also prescribed.
Rehabilitation in neurological practice is a complex therapeutic process to restore the body’s impaired functions in case of nerve fibers lesions.
Kliniken Schmieder provides rehabilitation for patients with polyneuropathy, regardless of the severity of the disease. Our specialists work closely with university clinics and research institutes, regularly introducing newer and more modern rehabilitation therapies to achieve optimal results. To achieve high positive results, not only an individual approach is critical but also a comprehensive approach.
The following methods of rehabilitation programs are considered the most popular and effective:
In addition to the above methods, various robotic systems are used to restore normal movement in patients with severe disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Kliniken-Schmieder specialists put all their efforts into making rehabilitation as comfortable as possible.