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160 Possible Causes for Unable to Stand, Wheelchair Bound

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    This can result in trouble standing-up. Most are unable to walk by the age of twelve. Affected muscles may look larger due to increased fat content.[dbpedia.org] Children suffering from this disease eventually become wheelchair bound and die in their late teens.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Children with Duchenne may be slower to sit, stand or walk. Most are unable to run and jump properly due to weakness in the core muscles of the body.[duchenne.com]

  • Paraplegia

    All individuals were unable to stand or walk independently or voluntarily move their lower extremities after their injuries.[neurologyreviews.com] ‘For example, a person with paraplegia who is wheelchair-bound may be working successfully on a full-time basis as an accountant and therefore not meet the Social Security[en.oxforddictionaries.com] Many become wheelchair-bound before their teens. Others can walk with a waddling gait.[childrenshospital.org]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    The majority of individuals are unable to sit or stand without support, and some affected children may never learn to walk.[web.archive.org] Case 2 became wheelchair-bound at the age of 60. No cognitive or behavioral symptoms were noted.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A small percentage of people become wheelchair-bound. Hearing loss and abnormal heart rhythms may occur, but are rare.[web.archive.org]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    They are usually unable to stand without using their own body to steady themselves and, as such, present with Gower’s sign (where patients use their own hands to push off[lecturio.com] He had normal motor milestones but became noticeably slower in his early teens and was wheelchair bound by age 44.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Case 2 became wheelchair-bound at the age of 60. No cognitive or behavioral symptoms were noted.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Paraparesis

    I couldn’t stand longer than 20 minutes and I needed a cane to get around.[acupuncturerestoreshealth.com] bound due to spasticity but on manual muscle testing has normal power.[jnnp.bmj.com] I had difficulty dressing myself and I was unable to continue the work which I had enjoyed doing.[acupuncturerestoreshealth.com]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    A child with Duchenne MD may: have difficulty walking, running or jumping have difficulty standing up learn to speak later than usual be unable to climb the stairs without[nhs.uk] Two patients became wheelchair bound in their 40s or beyond, while the other 2 (aged 73 and 69, respectively) were still able to walk at the time of examination.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The complications due to being wheelchair bound include restricted respiratory activity due to inter-coastal and diaphragm weakness.[symptoma.com]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Patients may be unable to stand or walk despite reasonable strength, especially when ophthalmoparesis or impaired proprioception is present.[emedicine.medscape.com] Although he recovered partially, he remained permanently wheelchair-bound.[sciencemag.org] bound at two to three years, and 5% had died at 15 to 210 days after disease onset. 25 In south-east England in 1983–1984, 8% of 87 surviving GBS patients still had a disability[dx.doi.org]

  • Spinal Cord Injury

    For those who are comfortable while standing, special standing apparatus of work equipment may be considered.[boneandspine.com] bound.[spinalcordinjuryzone.com] The study was carried out on acute SCI patients who were unable to walk without any physical assistance and both groups had the same amount of training.[doi.org]

  • Myelitis

    Refractory patients may remain bedridden or wheelchair-bound and unable to perform normal daily functions.[symptoma.com] The remaining one-third experience no recovery at all, remaining wheelchair-bound or bedridden with marked dependence on others for basic functions of daily living.[my-ms.org]

  • Subacute Transverse Myelitis

    The remaining one-third experience no recovery at all, remaining wheelchair-bound or bedridden with marked dependence on others for basic functions of daily living.[my-ms.org]

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