This syndrome is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. It first made the news back in 1976 when it struck many people who received the swine flu vaccine.
While it’s no longer as prominent in the news, it still affects thousands of people each year. It can develop regardless of age, gender or ethnic background.
The cause is unknown. However, we do know that about 50% of cases occur shortly after a microbial infection (viral or bacterial). It can be something as common as the flu or food poisoning.
Some theories also suggest an autoimmune trigger. The defense system of antibodies and white blood cells work against the body. That damages the myelin (nerve covering or insulation) and causes numbness and weakness.
These are the main signs that GBS recovery would be the right choice for you:
The effects of GBS can linger for months or even years, so it’s important to take action as soon as you notice them.
The Guillain-Barré Syndrome can make life difficult and almost unbearable. However, we’re here to make a difference for you. Our C.A.S.T. program (which is backed up by research) is designed to help people regain mobility after suffering a bout of GBS.
How does GBS recovery work?
Our Guillain-Barré Syndrome treatment is characterized by introducing muscle strengthening in a convenient manner. We do this with a wide array of GBS exercises:
Next, we continue the GBS training by focusing on:
These are all areas in which our experienced staff excels. They will also guide you through our C.A.S.T.® program (Comprehensive Activity-Based Strength Training).
With enough training, you can strengthen your muscles and repattern your nerves appropriately. This way, GBS recovery will bring you one step closer to regaining some of your independence.
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