Partial paralysis is characterised by loss of movement or sensation in affected muscles or muscle groups. For example, the patient can often move one limb more than another, they may have more function on one side than the other, or they might have some sensation in parts of the body that can’t be moved. Partial paralysis may be caused by accident or trauma, stroke, illness or disease such as multiple sclerosis. Treatment is designed to return as much function as possible to the patient, while also helping him/her to learn to cope more effectively with any long-term disability.
Helene, 47, Reunion Island
Quadraplegic (80% paralysis)
Helene returned for her third season in Goa this year.
HELENE, 45, REUNION ISLAND
QUADRAPLEGIC – 80% PARALYSIS
Helene had a serious car accident 15 years ago. She sustained a cervical spinal cord injury that left her paralysed with no feeling from the chest down. Helene’s journey is one of great courage and determination. After this season of working every day with the team, she now has feeling all over her body. She is able to move her feet, and she’s now beginning an exercise regime to build muscle in her legs, stomach and spine. Helene has completed four months of treatment. She will continue her programme back home and return next season for further consultation and treatment, as required.
The team at the clinic are very sweet and attentive. Having such a disability and sickness I generally find treatments stressful yet the process with them has been very relaxed and calm and I am so thankful for this. I also see the powerful work they do with others at the clinic and this is also moving and inspirational for me. I have come to love the family from Manipur and Miranda, the Manipuri way of life, culture. It is very rich. I hope they are able to develop the clinic further.
Merci merci beaucoup.
AJEETDEV, 41, DENMARK
PARTIAL PARALYSIS AFFECTING UPPER AND LOWER BODY
Ajeetdev had been paraylsed from the waist down for 18 years. She was involved in a road traffic incident that ultimately led to her disability. She had full feeling but was unable to walk. Ajeetdev was in treatment for three months. She regained the use of her legs within the first month.
In gratitude. Blessing and so much love to you.
Dev, 66, India
Trigeminal neuralgia and multiple sclerosis
Air Vice Marshall Dev Ganesh (Retired) came to the Bone and Body Clinic suffering from severe pain in his face. The pain had frequently not allowed him to sleep for any period of time or eat anything solid for the past 7 years. Dev was also unable to walk without assistance and a stick and he was diagnosed with MS. Dev has received treatment this season for a total of 8 weeks.
I feel I’ve got my life back again and am able to travel, speak normally, laugh, sip a hot coffee or a cold beer, all activities which for the past few years were unthinkable! My deepest gratitude to Ringo and his team at the Bone and Body Clinic for getting my life back on track again. My treatment for the so-called MS is continuing, and I have already discarded my foot brace and have started walking without my crutch, albeit with some assistance. I am confident of good results in this area as well.
WILLIAM, 57, USA
PARTIAL PARALYSIS OF THE LOWER BODY
William suffers from scoliosis in an S-shaped curve. A tumour was then discovered in his lower thoracic spine, which was subsequently removed. After a period of rehabilitation, William began doing yoga again and unfortunately fractured his lower thoracic spine. Over the past 15 years he has fought courageously to keep walking and moving. As a result, he has further deformed his hip positioning; and while he has built some extremely strong muscles, others have completely degenerated. William’s initial treatment was for a four-month period. After returning to the U.S., he continued to do his daily rehab programme. He returned to India for the second stage of his treatment for another four months.