3 ways to manage Acute Cerebellar Ataxia

Acute cerebellar ataxia is the sudden onset of uncoordinated muscle movement and is most commonly diagnosed in children that are younger than three years old. The onset of acute cerebellar ataxia is often seen to be followed after a viral infection, such as chicken pox. The management of acute cerebellar ataxia is possible through various methods.

3 ways to manage Acute Cerebellar Ataxia:

1. Wait at least a few weeks to a couple months after the initial signs of acute cerebellar ataxia. Some symptoms of cerebellar ataxia include sudden and uncoordinated movement, problems with walking, sudden eye movements, and clumsy speech pattern. Furthermore, look for swaying body movement. Ataxia may affect the movement of a child from the neck to the hip area or to the arms and legs. Therefore, when a child is sitting, you may see that he or she is moving side to side, back to front or both and quickly jerk her or his self back to an upright sitting position.

2. Visit a physical therapist. Usually undergoing physical therapist can help ameliorate the symptoms and cause of acute cerebellar ataxia. The amount of therapy and intensity will vary from case to case, however, your physician and physical therapist will be able to determine the amount of physical therapy that will be needed to help rehabilitate cases of acute cerebellar ataxia.

3. Go to you physician when you see the conditions worsening or to keep an updated progress report on the specific case of acute cerebellar ataxia. Usually there is limited amounts of actions you can take to manage this condition; however, it can go away within a matter of weeks to months.

Source: ehow.com


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