48-year-old Rekha (name changed) presented to us with inability to move all four limbs. 3 months ago, she started experiencing pain and a sudden loss of strength in her muscles. She is a maid who has to stand for a longer duration of time and perform various activities like cleaning, cooking food and washing clothes.
After having a gastrointestinal infection she stated feeling weakness in all 4 limbs. Weakness started from distal muscle like from hand and foot which progressed towards shoulder and hip. She also had abnormal sensations in the area of foot and hand. After thorough examination and history taking she was diagnosed with GBS.
Rekha was diagnosed as Guillian Barre Syndrome. Her medical treatment with immunoglobulins and supplementations were started. On her discharge, she was advised Physiotherapy.
A detailed evaluation revealed she had hypotonia in all four limbs with significant loss of muscle strength. The left upper limb and lower limb was more affected than the right ones.
Physiotherapy sessions were started with Quantum Resonance Therapy (QRT) for 30 sessions over a period of 3 months. The therapy was a combination of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) and Magneto Mechanical Oscillator (MMO). PEMF therapy was given to her cervical and lumbar spine and MMO was applied to her limbs.
Rekha was also taught specific exercises with close monitoring of her vitals and fatigue levels. Tailored exercises aimed to improve muscular strength was the goal of the entire rehabilitation program.
After the QRT sessions Rekha felt gradual improvement in the strength. Initially she had improvement in the shoulder muscles which progressed further to muscles of hand. Slowly she was able to do all the daily activities and was able to work with small objects.
At the end of 3 months, Rekha experienced 75 % functional improvement. She was able to handle objects better. She was able to sit independently and walk in her room with assistance.
But, What is Guillian Barre Syndrome (GBS)?
Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system. (1)
The Syndrome begins with pins and needles sensation in the fingers of the palm and feet. The patient experiences tingling, numbness and pain. This is followed by weakness in the muscles of the limbs.
Many people with Guillain–Barré syndrome have experienced the signs and symptoms of an infection in the 3–6 weeks prior to the onset of the neurological symptoms. This may consist of upper respiratory tract infection (rhinitis, sore throat) or diarrhea and fever.
What are the causes of GBS?
The causes of GBS are unknown. Some studies have shown that it occurs after infection from three organisms. Some researchers have proven that GBS is an autoimmune disorder.
How long does it take to recover from GBS?
In more than half the cases of GBS, weakness or paralysis becomes worse within the first week of diagnosis. However, onset of recovery is varied. Patients show gradual recovery of muscle strength 2 to 4 weeks after progression has stopped or plateaued.
Rekha’s Testimonial for Quantum Resonance Therapy:
“My name is Rekha, and I want to share my journey of recovery after facing a challenging health condition. A few months ago, my life took an unexpected turn when I started experiencing excruciating pain and a sudden loss of strength in my muscles.
The ordeal began with a gastrointestinal infection that left me weakened and vulnerable. I felt my strength slipping away from my hands and feet, gradually spreading to my shoulders and hips. Alongside the weakness, I also experienced strange sensations in my extremities. The progression was distressing, and I found myself unable to move any of my four limbs.
I consulted various doctors and specialists who conducted a thorough examination. That’s when I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). The diagnosis was a heavy blow to me and my family.
Under the guidance of the medical team, I started a regimen of medical treatments involving immunoglobulins and supplements. As I began to regain my strength, the road ahead still felt long and uncertain. Upon discharge, I was advised to undergo physiotherapy to aid in my rehabilitation process.
Physiotherapy proved to be a turning point in my recovery. The therapy included an innovative approach called Quantum Resonance Therapy (QRT), with a device named Celtron. The PEMF therapy was targeted at my cervical and lumbar spine, while the MMO was applied to my limbs.
The therapy sessions were supplemented with specific exercises tailored to my needs. The medical team closely monitored my vitals and levels of fatigue, ensuring that I progressed at a safe pace. The goal of the rehabilitation program was to rebuild my muscle strength and enhance my overall functionality.
I had the privilege of being under the care of Dr. Mandar Dharmadhikari, a skilled and dedicated physiotherapist, during my recovery journey. Dr. Dharmadhikari introduced me to Quantum Resonance Therapy (QRT), a groundbreaking approach that combined Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) and Magneto Mechanical Oscillator (MMO) treatments. Under his guidance, I experienced remarkable improvements in my strength and mobility. Dr. Dharmadhikari’s expertise in implementing QRT was evident throughout my rehabilitation process. He carefully assessed my condition and tailored the therapy sessions to my specific needs.
Beyond the QRT sessions, Dr. Dharmadhikari took the time to teach me specific exercises that complemented the therapy’s effects. His deep understanding of the human body and its functions was evident as he guided me through each exercise, always mindful of my vitals and energy levels.
Under his treatment, I witnessed the transformation in my own body. From the initial weakness and loss of function, I gradually regained my strength and the ability to perform daily activities. Dr. Dharmadhikari’s approach was not just about physical recovery; it encompassed the holistic well-being of his patients.
The results were astounding. Over the course of three months, I experienced gradual improvements in my strength and mobility. The journey began with my shoulder muscles regaining their strength, followed by a noticeable improvement in my hands. With time, I could once again perform my daily activities and handle small objects with newfound confidence.
By the end of three months, I was pleasantly surprised by the extent of my progress. I had achieved a remarkable improvement in my movements. I could handle objects with ease, sit independently, and even walk around my room with a bit of assistance. The sense of accomplishment and the restoration of my independence were invaluable.
My journey through Guillain-Barré Syndrome was arduous, but it was also a testament to the power of determination, proper medical care, and innovative therapies.
I am immensely grateful to the medical professionals and my physiotherapist Dr Mandar Dharmadhikari who guided me through this difficult period and helped me regain control of my life. If my experience can inspire others facing similar challenges, then sharing my story is well worth it.”