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Motor Neuron Disease Treatment in Gurgaon

Motor Neuron Disease

Motor neuron disease or MND is described as a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurons) in the brain and spinal cord which are responsible to tell what the muscles need to do. In the patients suffering from MND, the messages from these nerves gradually stop reaching the muscles. This results in the weakening, stiffening, and waste of these nerves. If you are searching for Motor Neuron Disease treatment in Gurgaon then consult Dr. Rajesh Pal and for physiotherapy course.  


Although there are many theories regarding the causes of motor neuron disease, yet there is no fixed cause. The disease is said to occur due to exposure to environmental toxins and chemicals, infection by various viral agents, immune-mediated damage, premature aging of motor neurons and loss of growth factors required to maintain motor neuron survival and genetic susceptibility. It is said that most cases of motor neuron occur spontaneously. Thus, sporadic in nature they tend to occur in scattered or isolated instances without a clearly identifiable cause.


The diagnosis of motor neuron disease is termed to be clinically difficult. The most import aspect is to review the patient from time to time before becoming certain with the diagnosis. The treatment of motor neuron disease in Gurgaon can take place in many other ways. But Physiotherapy as well as exercise either prevent the symptoms from occurring or becoming vulnerable.

Benefits of Physiotherapy

  • The use of regular physiotherapy helps in maintaining the movement and function when the disease occurs due to injury, illness or disability. This is achieved with the help of movement and exercise, manual therapy, education, and advice.
  • Physical exercises can help in maintaining or improving the strength in the muscles.
  • Maintaining the flexibility in muscles can be achieved.
  • It can help in the prevention of the stiffness in the joints.
  • Physiotherapy also helps people with breathing difficulties to keep their  chests clear and maintain lung capacity

Although it has been proved that the use of physiotherapy cannot reverse the effects of motor neuron disease, but can help the patient to stay mobile and comfortable for a longer period of time.

People living with motor neuron disease tend to get tired very easily. The physiotherapist, thus, can design techniques and exercise routine according to the capability of the patients individually. The use of strenuous exercise is not normally recommended by them.

Physiotherapists can help the patient by -

• They help in giving advice on various postures and positioning.

•The development of an exercise programme which is suitable for the particular needs and abilities of the patient is catered by them.

• Advising them on different ways of doing things so as to compensate for the loss of movement and conserve energy including the use of equipment is done.

People had found the use of physiotherapy and gentle exercise helpful. This includes hydrotherapy or swimming or a few patients prefer going to the gym and adopt an exercise routine. With the Motor neuron disease, the exercise routine needs to be reviewed from time to time.

The various techniques included

Range of Movement (ROM) Exercises

  • In order to maintain the movement in joints, such exercises are performed.
  • These exercises are done in a systematic manner, with the joints of one limb exercised in a particular order before moving onto the exercise of the next limb.
  • The main objective is to move each of the affected joints through its full range of motion to prevent the stiffening.

Massage and other hands-on Techniques

  • The technique has many advantages and uses. It aims to increase the circulation, reduce pain, aid relaxation, assist the muscle tone and reduce stiffening and tightening.
  • Breathing techniques also come under this category to make breathing easier and to help to keep the chest clear.


To achieve the best possible movement and postures at any stage of the disease certain exercises are performed. They are split into three categories:

  • Active Exercises

When the patients are able to make muscles perform their full movement without help certain activities are practiced by them.

  • Active-Assisted Exercises

In case the impaired movement makes exercise difficult, the physiotherapist generally recommends performing assisted exercise or passive exercises where the patient is helped by another individual. This is used to maintain flexibility and range of movement in joints.

Water Therapy (hydrotherapy)

  • The use of water therapy is also known as hydrotherapy which provides a supportive environment for exercise, particularly in case of assisted and passive exercise.
  • With the help of buoyancy of water, a stress-relieving effect is provided on joints.
  • This may also bring improvement in breathing, circulation, digestion along with promoting a sense of wellbeing.

Music Therapy

  • For some patients with motor neuron diseases, the use of music therapy has been a calming process.
  •  It is majorly helpful to reduce stress levels and enable the emotional and creative expression.

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