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Upper Motor Neuron Diseases

Upper Motor Neuron Diseases

Find Relief From Upper Motor Neuron Disease In Hackensack, NJ

Are you suffering from upper motor neuron disease? Having difficulties in muscle movement, joint stiffness, or limb weakness. We at Paul Wiener Physical Therapy, understand the gruesome problems you are facing. We are the licensed experts here to help you out with our best-in-class physical therapy for upper motor neuron disease in Hackensack, NJ. With our many years of experience, we have brought to you the most outcome oriented physical therapy for getting you relief from the throbbing effects of upper motor neurons. We will work on strengthening your hand and leg muscles as well as restoring mobility in a matter of weeks with our therapy sessions. The days of disappointment are all gone, with Paul Wiener Physical Therapy you do not have to worry about getting disappointed with an unsuccessful treatment, we will ensure to bring a grin of progress on your face with our unique methods of physical therapy.

Causes Of Upper Motor Neuron Disease

A motor neuron is responsible for controlling our muscle movements. These upper motor neurons are located in the brain and the upper part of the spinal cord. The disease can cause these motor neurons to not function properly, which hinders muscle mobility as well as weakens the leg and arm muscles. Some of the common causes of upper motor neuron disease are.

Nutritional Deficiency

Nutritional deficiency is a very common cause of upper motor neuron disease. We often overlook the importance of having all the vital nutrients (especially Vitamin B12) in our body which might cause a disease in our motor neurons or nerve cells. Impairing our muscle movement and coordination.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

ALS is a disease that gets worse over time. It affects the nerves in your brain that control voluntary muscle movement, so you lose these motor neurons and have trouble moving or using muscles on purpose fully.


A stroke can cause problems in the upper motor neuron. When the flow of blood oxygen to the brain gets cut off due to a rupture or damage to the blood vessels, it leads to a stroke which damages the tissue and nerve cells of the brain. A stroke can impair body muscle movement as well as facial muscle movement.

Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP)

PBP mainly hits the bulbar area causing problems with talking, swallowing food, and controlling facial muscles. This also leads to difficulties in moving facial muscles properly and making different expressions like smiling or frowning.

Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS)

PLS mainly aims at the top nerve cells or neurons, making muscles stiff and weak. It also causes problems with balance and coordination in motion.


Physical trauma is also one of the major causes of upper motor neuron disease. A road accident or sports injury to the head can cause damage to the brain causing a lesion or disease to the upper motor nerve cell. Traumas such as accidents, usually impair muscle movements and cause weakness in the limbs.

Physical Therapy For Upper Motor Neuron Disease

Physical therapy is the best cure for upper motor neuron disease. If you are suffering from any of these causes, we at Paul Wiener Physical Therapy are here to help you get better with our unique range of specialized exercises and therapy targeted to restore your mobility as well as muscle strength.

Mobility Improvements

Dealing with your movement difficulties is our main goal. As the best physical therapists, we help with teaching you how to walk, using assistive devices whenever required. We make it easier for people to move and reduce their chance of falling down. Our mobility improvements also help in strengthening your muscles which in turn promote better movement.

Assistive Tools

We use assistive tools and advanced technology to improve your movements by providing support and assistance. These tools are very helpful for restoring muscle mobility as well as also reducing dependency on others for mobility support.

Pain Management Strategies

These diseases often leave long-lasting pain. Our expert physical therapists use different methods like hand movement and other therapy exercises to get you relief from the pain. Our therapy helps you relax as well as makes you feel rejuvenated from the sufferings.

Personalized Treatment Plans

We know that not everyone’s causes are the same, a singular treatment plan cannot work magic on all. We make specialized therapy plans that involve specific exercises, taking into account your special case. The goal of these exercises is to improve mobility, enhance muscle flexibility, and improve overall stamina.

We at Paul Wiener Physical Therapy, are a team of licensed professionals, who have many years of experience treating individuals with such diseases. We comprehend the complexities and challenges of upper motor neuron disease. With our care and best-in-class treatment, you will find relief from the pain as well as improve overall muscle mobility enabling you to have a better tomorrow.

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