Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, you will have a physical examination that will include a neurological exam to identify the possible cause of your ataxia. Also, to rule out conditions and confirm the diagnosis, you will be asked for:
- Blood tests.
- Computed tomography.
- Lumbar puncture.
- Genetic analysis.
There is no specialized treatment for this condition, but many times, by treating the direct cause, the ataxia disappears.
However, in addition to the specific treatment of the cause, your doctor may prescribe some drugs to control the symptoms or prescribe the use of devices to walk or perform other activities that are difficult for you.
Similarly, it has been seen that using various support therapies can significantly collaborate in the recovery of patients, such as:
- Physical therapy can help you with coordination and improve mobility.
- Occupational therapy.
- Speech therapy.
Additionally, recent studies have concluded that transcranial magnetic stimulation is effective in improving movements in patients affected by ataxia, who can also combine an aerobic exercise program to help their recovery. At the Neurological Center, a select group of highly trained and certified doctors in the various neurological specialties are ready to assist you with the quality and warmth that characterizes us.
Nervous system specialties
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