Cerebellar ataxia cant be cured, but some cases can be treated. MAYWOOD, Ill. (March 23, 2015) – No cures are possible for most patients who suffer debilitating movement disorders called cerebellar ataxias.
What is the treatment for cerebellar ataxia?
Theres no treatment specifically for ataxia. In some cases, treating the underlying cause resolves the ataxia, such as stopping medications that cause it. In other cases, such as ataxia that results from chickenpox or other viral infections, its likely to resolve on its own.
How do you strengthen your cerebellum?
Using a partner or coachs fingertip as the target and adding in target movement. Touching the targets while using your peripheral vision instead of looking directly at them. Adding in more specific targets to hit or touch when performing gym-based exercises like overhead presses or lunges.
Can cerebellar ataxia cause memory problems?
The cerebellum plays a role in some forms of thinking. Patients with cerebellar atrophy may have impaired recall of newly learned information or difficulty with “executive functions” such as making plans and keeping thoughts in proper sequence.
How can I improve my cerebellum?
Eat a healthy diet: All parts of your body can benefit from a healthy diet. Focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fish, and lean meat. Limit alcohol consumption: Drinking too much alcohol can damage your cerebellum. It can also increase your risk of stroke.