Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Common symptoms and casuses of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells. The cause of the condition is unknown but typically triggered by infectious illnesses like stomach flu or a lung infection.

Common symptoms

  • Tingling sensations in the fingers, leg and toes.
  • Muscle weakness in the legs that spread to upper body.
  • Difficulty walking , moving eyes or face , talking and chewing or swallowing.
  • Low back pain.
  • Loss of bladder control.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Paralysis.

How can physiotherapy and rehabilitation help Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

There is no cure for Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), treatment is aimed at reducing the severity of symptoms.
Treatment includes:

  • Passive Range of Motion exercises.
  • Stretching exercises.
  • Strengthening exercises.
  • Soft Tissue therapy.
  • Position changes.
  • Patient education to prevent bed sores.