What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Polio is a viral infection, first

The destruction on CNS motor

Massage is fine for postacute

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of the intestines, and then

neurons leads to degeneration,

polio survivors. Massage can be


(for about 1% of exposed

atrophy and finally paralysis of

indicated for post polio syn-


people) the anterior horn

skeletal muscles.

drome, but only under a doc-


cells of the spinal cord.


tor's supervision.


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