Hypertonicity of the child
Childhood Diseases / / March 27, 2016
Increased muscle tone
How to help your child with gipertonusom
Even in a healthy newborn brain and peripheral nerves still continue to evolve and are not always fully functioning.If the child's nervous system is free from any negative impacts, health problems can not be avoided.According to medical statistics, nine out of ten newborns disturbed muscle tone and often upwards - hyper.
symptoms hypertonia the child
Child on tiptoe
This violation is quite easily determined by many external features, while, oddly enough, the diagnosis "hypertonicity" put not always, because even a healthy child inthe first six months may experience increased muscle tension.
Suspected hypertonicity can be the case when the child restlessly behaves, often crying (while crying trembling chin), is small and does not sleep well, irritated reacts even soft sounds and dim light, constantly vomits after feeding, often throws back his head and bends.
characteristic feature is a kind of posture during sleep: the child's head is thrown back, arms and legs were compressed and tightly pressed against each other.If you try to breed them carefully, you will feel a pronounced resistance, and repeated attempts to cause increase in resistance and a loud cry.
hypertonicity can identify and during wakefulness crumbs.To do this, you need to take the baby under the armpits, holding, put on a flat surface (preferably on the table) and slightly tilted forward.In this position, a child in the first few months of life, an innate reflex is triggered automatic gait, that is, the baby starts to touch the legs, as if walking.
This healthy child puts a leg on the whole foot, and the crumbs with increased muscle tone is based only on the fingers (toes).Walk "on tiptoe" - one of the classic diagnostic signs of violation of the nervous system and muscle hypertonus.
Even if you find the kid signs of increased muscle tone, it is not confirmation of the diagnosis, without a specialist neurologist in this case can not do.Only a doctor can confirm or refute the diagnosis and to prescribe adequate treatment.
most important thing - in any case not be ignored even questionable signs of hypertonicity.It is possible that further monitoring of the condition of the child will show that all the warning signs were not a manifestation of the disease, as a consequence of the stress state of the kid who felt uncomfortable during a medical examination.
If the diagnosis is confirmed increased muscle tone, it is necessary to seriously engage in the restoration of normal functioning of the nervous system.As a rule, the state of hypo- and hyper is a sign of perinatal encephalopathy, and if time does not carry out the necessary treatment, this can later lead to a violation of speech and coordination of movements, poor performance of the limbs.
actually hyper treatment is nothing very complicated, especially while the child is small: a relaxing massage, therapeutic exercises, soothing baths, aromatherapy and physiotherapy are quite capable to solve existing health problems.
Do not attempt to self-medicate, even if the muscle tone in your offspring increased slightly.Proper treatment can only assign a doctor after talking with you and proper examination of the child, including the results of clinical trials and neurosonography.The key to successful treatment of hypertonia should be a relationship of trust mom and doctor - without this quickly achieve the desired result is simply impossible.
You must fully trust your pediatrician, and he, in turn, is obliged to establish full contact with you.If you for some reason do not trust the expert (even if the causes of hostility purely personal and subjective) - it's time to change doctors.In this situation, the most important thing your baby's health, and your confidence in the fact that the doctor is able to help.So try to be one-to-patient and careful with you to solve one problem.
If increased muscle tone, but the general condition of this effect is not strong enough non-drug treatment.These soft techniques include massage and gymnastics, herbal medicine and aquatherapy, vitamin and amino acid complexes and aromasredstva.It is important not under any circumstances interrupt the treatment is started, even if you thought that the child's condition has improved significantly, and signs of hyper disappeared.
Massage, gymnastics, procedures for the treatment of hyper
Now let's talk about some features of the treatment of hyper children.Many shampoos seem strange assertion that any treatment that causes the child backlash will not bring tangible benefits, however, and in the case of hypertonic - this is the case.If
massage, exercise or any procedure, make the baby cry, straining, it will lead to an even more pronounced strain the muscles and nervous system disorders.Therefore, during treatment it is very important to maintain a calm state of crumbs.
The easiest way to do this, if you do become a doctor for your son's or little girl.How?Can a person without medical training to fully treat?It turns out, yes.Let not all, but much mom may well (under the strict supervision of a neurologist and pediatrician) do yourself.
When it comes to the treatment of a newborn baby, especially important psycho-emotional component.Scarce still does not understand that many have to endure discomfort for the sake of a speedy recovery.If masseur actions cause pain and discomfort, the child immediately with indignation everyone about it "talk."
Meanwhile, soft, gentle touch of my mother's hand, giving warmth and affection, can lead to the same result as the full 20 minutes of massage.So the main advice to all mothers with babies gipertonusom - go to the baby massage courses.
You'll be able to determine the most appropriate time and mood of the baby for the next session, all your movements and reception will be accompanied by tenderness and gentle words.In this case, the baby will not be afraid of unusual situation, and touch other people's hands will not be the cause of strengthening the already pronounced hyper.
Courses relaxing massage carried out almost continuously (at intervals of 4-5 days) during the first year of life.Gymnastics and physiotherapy are usually prescribed courses of 15-20 daily sessions, followed by a break in 1-1,5 months.
During the "rest" basic gymnastic complex mom can hold their own at home.Such treatment is usually combined with daily fitovannochkami soothing bedtime, rational use of aromatherapy and other soft methods.
main thing - do not despair, but also not to let things take their course.Non-drug methods in treating hypertonia is usually enough to have a few months (no later than 12-18) condition of the child is fully returned to normal and no longer of concern to the parents.