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Sensory Ataxia Treatment and Cost in India

Certain things cannot be reversed but comfort and independence can be ensured with effective treatment for Sensory Ataxia!

Sensory Ataxia Treatment and Cost in India

Certain things cannot be reversed but comfort and independence can be ensured with effective treatment for Sensory Ataxia!

 

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Sensory Ataxia Treatment

Ataxia is a condition that occurs due to lack of muscle coordination. This condition impairs speech, eye movements, walking straight, swallowing, walking, hand picking objects and other voluntary actions performed by an individual. Sensory ataxia defines a condition caused by the loss of sensory ability to control the body movements. The person with sensory ataxia may lose the sense of coordination of different parts of the body in relation to each other. During the condition, there is loss of proper perception, coordination and lack of information input from vision and other senses. The person loses motor control and this poor coordination results in symptoms including improper body balance which gets worse in the dark or in poor light conditions.

 

Causes

  • Neuropathy due to diabetes or other cause
  • Dysfunction of spinal cord
  • Sensory neuronal pathway damage

 

Symptoms

  • Difficulty in touching the nose with finger when eyes are closed
  • Loss of vibrational sense
  • Difficulty in walking in dim light
  • Heavy step walking with poor gait
  • Tendency to stumble and not steady while walking
  • Difficulty in performing daily activities such as writing, eating and coordination movements
  • Speech difficulty
  • Difficulty in involuntary back and forth eye movement
  • Difficulty in swallowing

 

Diagnosis

  • Blood tests
  • Physical examination

 

Clinical Examination:

  • Coordination of finger and nose
  • Presence of ataxic gait.
  • Ataxia of Heal-toe.
  • Ataxia worsens when eyes are closed.
  • Absence of rapid movement of eyes.
  • Absence of vibration senses and joint disability.

 

Electric Stimulation:

  • Peripheral neuropathy and nerve conduction studies can be clinically diagnosed.
  • By the application of electric current, the stimulation ability will be measured throughout the nerve.
  • During the electrical stimulation procedure, the patient may feel little discomfort but the test should not cause damage to the nerve.
  • Blood tests to rule out the neuropathy which is mainly caused by diabetes, B-12 deficiency, alcohol, age.
     

Vibratory Sense:

  • Vibrating sense testing will be done on the patient.
  • Position and vibration sense should be checked as the coordination between them will be lost in sensory ataxia.
  • Disproportionate position and vibration sense.
  • During the growth and development of an individual, the vibration sense will be lost at ankles and feet.

 

Treatment

  • At present there is no cure for sensory ataxia but only treatments are available to lessen the symptoms and to control the progress of nerve damage.
  • In some cases the cause for sensory ataxia can be treated to ease the symptoms.
  • The individual with sensory ataxia has to work in coordination with occupational and physiotherapists to overcome most of the effects of ataxia and to make the daily activities easier.
  • Balance physiotherapy, specialist, and the use of mobile devices may be essential and there are special medications that can be prescribed to control the pain of the nerve origin when necessary.
  • The patients with vitamin B-12 deficiency can be treated with medication.
  • Normal blood sugar levels should be recommended for the patients with symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
  • Lifestyle modifications such as using a flash light can be useful while walking in the dark. The sense of vision can also help a lot when an individual is trying to navigate the environment.
  • Treatment for underlying conditions may include occupational therapy, physical therapy or nerve stimulation. Sometimes medications may also be prescribed for treatment.
  • Occupational therapy can help a patient make adjustment to their home and environment and also help a patient to perform the daily living activities easily.
  • Balance physiotherapy, specialist, and the use of mobile devices may be essential and there are special medications that can be prescribed to control the pain of the nerve origin when necessary.
  • A patient with vitamin B-12 deficiency may be treated with vitamin B-12 supplements that may be given orally or through injections.
  • Maintaining tight sugar control is recommended for the patients with symptoms of a diabetic neuropathy.

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