Paralysis refers to the loss of muscle function in a part of the body. It happens due to an error in the messages passage between the brain and the muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial in nature and might occur on one or both sides of the body. Most of the times, paralysis occurs due to stroke or an injury but it might also take place as a result of diseases related to nerve, autoimmune diseases or even polio. Now let us briefly look into symptoms and causes of paralysis after which, we will take see how sound therapy can be effective in treating the problem.
Symptoms of Paralysis
The major symptom of paralysis is the inability of a person to move part of his or her body or even being not able to move at all. It can occur suddenly or over a period of time. The problem can even be stop-start in nature. The problem of Paralysis can affect any part of the body, which includes:
1. One arm or leg
2. The hands
3. The face
4. One particular side of the body
5. Both the legs
6. Both arms and legs
Tips on How Sound Therapy Can Help Treat This Problem
Paralysis usually occurs after one has suffered a stroke, which results in the brain getting badly damaged. The brain faces the challenge to develop new paths or re-routing of information to compensate for the damaged area. Under this situation, sound therapy can come to good effect.
1. It is an extremely effective and easy way to help create new paths in the brain and thus re-form vital connections between more distant regions of the brain.
2. The complex, multiple layers of harmonic and melodic information within the classical music helps to stimulate many parts of the brain.
3. Thus sound helps to create a form as well as structure to assist with the different forms of sensory processing.
4. Sound Therapy also helps in improving the integration of the cerebellum, which is an area near the stem of the brain and controls a number of automatic functions along with overall sensory and motor integration.
5. The filtering which results in the sudden burst of high-frequency sound assists in stimulating increased firing of neurons.
6. When neuron fires, it sends a message to other neurons in chemical as well as in electrical form. The process of firing off a message also creates new inter-neuronal connections known as dendrites.
7. This goes to show that Sound Therapy can build new brain connections, thus increase the neural network.