DURING THE BIRTH OF MY SON, WHO IS NOW 10YOA, THE LEFT MOTOR STRIP WAS DAMAGED EITHER IN UTERO OR DURING THE BIRTH. AT APPRXIMATELY 4YOA WE HAD AN MRI PERFORMED DUE TO LACK OF COORDINATION ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BODY. WHILE MUSCLE TONE AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAR NORMAL HE LACKS FEELING AND COORDINATION ON THE ENTIRE RIGHT SIDE, FROM HEAD TO TOE. HE HAS STATED THAT IT APPEARS AS IF A LINE IS DRAWN DOWN THE MIDDLE OF HIS BODY, WITH ONE SIDE MUCH MORE AWARE OF STIMULI. HE IS VERY ACTIVE AND WE CONTINUE TO STIMULATE NERVE RESPONSE ON THE RIGHT SIDE. WE ARE WONDERING IF THERE ARE ANY NEW TECHNIQUES AND SUGERIES THAT ARE AVAILABE TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTIVENESS.
This does not sound as though the motor strip is very badly affected since
this would manifest as motor problems on that side, it is more likely that
the sensory strip which lies behind the motor strip is predominantly affected.
This is a case of congenital damage to the brain and there are no surgical
techniques which can help,if a leaion was seen on MRi there is probably
considerable scarring and nerve cells will not regrow in the area.
The best course in this case is to stimulate the affected side as much as
possible in the hope that adjoining areas of the brain will take over the
functions of the damagwed part. It sound like this is already happening
to some extent and that you are already doing the right things to encourage
the process. Unfortunately there are no dramatic new techniques surgical
or oterwise to speed this along.
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