It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board

  • Losing Trunk Control...What's going on?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 07-09-2004, 11:16 AM   #1
    CareCon
    Newbie
     
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Posts: 1
    CareCon HB User
    Losing Trunk Control...What's going on?

    I'm new here and could use everyone's advice. My husband had a bleeding AVM and later a tumor removed from his spinal cord 16 years ago. After radiation and alot of rehab, he is in remission, and has been using a quadcane until recently. Lately his trunk muscles pull him down with such unexpected force, he is afraid he will fall and screams out when the contraction hits. It's also getting harder for him to go from sitting to standing. He recently started to use a walker and rollator so that he has more support for walking. I also noticed that when he did use his cane, he was starting to really lean into his cane, also throwing him off kilter. These two forces have really taken it's toll on his walking and his confidence. He rides a stationary bicycle twice a day for a total of 30 minutes (6 miles). His legs are strong, but his walking has suffered. Could this be simply a need for physical therapy for his upper body muscles to help with his trunk or is this something new? I'm really scared!! Thanks for your help...

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Losing my hair at 26. Who is gonna want me?...Im getting real depressed Help! Mr.G Relationship Health 51 10-29-2008 01:04 AM
    Losing Lots of Hair! Please Help!! ericanicole25 Hair Loss / Alopecia 22 09-11-2008 04:05 PM
    BiPolar - Cannot get it under control, losing control Jenn4508 Bipolar Disorder 5 11-18-2007 05:33 PM
    New here, Bipolar mess losing spouse of 24 years jricci Bipolar Disorder 11 01-13-2007 09:39 AM
    Help! Losing My Hair! pambyboo Lupus 4 06-25-2006 01:24 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:21 AM.





    © 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!