2.1 Literature Review War trauma. Soldiers that are sent for missions are exposed to physical and psychological wounds, particularly to war trauma. (Boserelle,& Cupa, 2011). Land mines, exploding shells and direct bullet injury are just some causes of war–related amputations on foot and ankle among respondents in a study by Ebrahimzadeh & Rajabi in 2007. As more and more U.S. veterans come from Iraq and Afghanistan with a missing limb, much attention is given to a bewildering phenomenon that young soldiers feel an agonizing pain in a body part that no longer exists.
Doctors can X-ray certain joints to see if a patient has psoriatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis because the two are often confused. Many people have good control over their joint pain and psoriasis flare ups while others don 't and take much more medication to get better control. There is no way to prevent Psoriatic Arthritis, it’s is a lifelong affliction, but it can be treated through various methods to reduce pain and
Writing to Learn Assignment #4 Phantom Pain Phantom pain is the phenomenon of pain or discomfort derived from one’s amputated limb. This phantom pain illusion is a common sensation felt in about 50-80 percent of amputees. It is often described as being in a distorted position and exhibits a burning or similarly uncomfortable sensation. Even if the sensation isn’t described as painful, patients still report feeling an itch or a twitch where their limb would have been or that their “phantom limb” feels shorter.
Laboratory tests and lumbar puncture are also recommended. Direct tissue biopsy is rarely performed due to the technically difficult and potentially harmful approach to the cavernous sinus. The specific diagnostic criteria recommended by the International Headache Society are summarized: ●Unilateral headache ●Granulomatous inflammation of the cavernous sinus, superior orbital fissure or orbit, demonstrated by MRI or biopsy ●Paresis of one or more of the ipsilateral third, fourth, and/or sixth cranial nerves ●Evidence of causation demonstrated by both: •Headache has preceded oculomotor paresis by <2 weeks or developed with
Lumbar Disc Prolapse - Understanding the disorder! Description: Lumbar disc prolapse is a spinal condition that can cause lower back pain and tingling in the lower body. Learn more on Spine and Neuro Surgery Hospital India. Lumbar Disc Prolapse Overview:
These two texts confirm the significance of mental health, by showing how badly patients suffer when they are abused and treated improperly. This is done with specific details of instances within each text. This is demonstrated when patients deteriorate throughout the duration of “Ten Days in a Mad-House” and with the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” going insane in the end (Gilman 310-312). After reading both texts, the reader becomes better at understanding that mental health mistreatment and abuse have an irreversible impact on patients in mental health facilities. Furthermore, the reader is able to see the mistreatment and abuse of mental health from two angles, which allows him or her to view each text from the point of view of the other
Short: Concussions and neurodegenerative conditions Descriptive: Modern studies point the link between concussions and the development of neurodegenerative conditions Summary: People who experience a concussion encounter problems with memory and concentration during the whole life. Recent studies confirm that concussions can lead to development of neurodegenerative conditions, such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease later in life. Injuries of the nervous system are of great importance. They are common in war, but also in peacetime, particularly because of the large number of road accidents and accidents at work nowadays. A concussion is a minor brain injury caused by mechanical forces that lead to temporary brain dysfunction.
You can go and get seen by a doctor and take multiple tests but still feel depressed. So how could you measure the level of depression in physical therapy patients? Researchers took physical therapy patients and tested several different theories. Researchers took several different patients with a history of injuries and depression and studied them. There were two groups.
To deal with the excess wax build up from various ear infections I’ve had tubes put in and taken out too many times to count. After twenty ear related surgeries,one of which being a skin graft to reconstruct my left eardrum after it didn’t heal on its own once the tubes were removed, I gave up counting. Due to the reconstruction of the eardrum and the large amount of scarring from tubes, I now have permanent conductive hearing loss on top of the temporary conductive hearing loss due to occasional excess wax during bad infections and the permanent and continuous sensorineural hearing loss. For the vast majority of my life local audiologist as well as specialists at the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary were baffled as to why my outer hair cells just kept dying.
Benefits of VR Therapy Using virtual reality simulations and games can help those with brain damage or recent moderate to severe strokes recover. Virtual reality simulations can have a wide variety of applications in therapy, such as muscular, joint, and visual and cognitive rehabilitation. Recently therapists have been intrigued at how virtual reality affects a patient’s motor skills and muscular neural connections. Researchers say, “Around 55 to 75 percent of stroke patients experience mobility problems that impair their quality of life. The findings suggest these games may provide a better alternative to aid stroke patients in their rehabilitation” (Langhorne & Stott, 2011).
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy(CTE) is a progressive degenerative brain disease that affects the lives of many who suffer from head trauma of the brain. CTE has been associated with many different diseases within a person 's memory, personality changes, Parkinsonism, along with speech or gait abnormalities. The disease initially was described as “punch-drunk” syndrome. Dr. Harrison Martland made the theory in 1928 as a group of boxers began having multiple symptoms of what is formally known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
In this video Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran explains how the brain works and he began investigation about the “phantom limb syndrome”. Describe each disorder in detail, including symptoms/ disabilities and identify the brain areas/pathways associated with each disorder. Derek Steen had a motorcycle accident thirteen years ago, and he lost his left arm. Dr. Ramachandran was testing him Derek on his arm that no longer exist.