Charcot Marie Tooth
This Universal Sound Therapy Protocol was designed specifically to help your body overcome Charcot Marie Tooth.
Are you or someone you love suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth and associated symptoms? At Universal Sound Therapy, we deal with all sorts of issues including Charcot-Marie-Tooth with our sound therapies.
Our therapy is based on frequencies, tuning your body to vibrate at the correct frequency is as important to your body healing itself or reducing symptoms you are facing. Our healing sessions provide your body with the frequencies that would be found in a normal, healthy body. Your system absorbs these frequencies and makes the needed changes to “tune itself” and start to heal. Our bodies want to be healthy and when we provide them with the proper tools they will do everything needed to do just that.
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Our Charcot Marie Tooth sound therapy CD’s help by:
- Decreased or minimized occurrence of loss of muscle bulk in legs and feet
- Has the correct frequencies to help your body retune itself
- Aligns and opens your Chakra system
- Opens and cleans up your meridians
- Helps your body heal itself
Short Description of Charcot-Marie-Tooth
The condition refers to a group of inherited disorders that result in damage to the nerve. The focus of the damage lies mostly in the arms and legs or the peripheral nerves. It is also called hereditary and sensory neuropathy.
Signs and symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease may include:
- Weakness in your legs, ankles and feet
- Loss of muscle bulk in your legs and feet
- High foot arches
- Curled toes (hammertoes)
- Decreased ability to run
- Difficulty lifting your foot at the ankle (foot drop)
- Awkward or higher than normal step (gait)
- Frequent tripping or falling
- Decreased sensation or a loss of feeling in your legs and feet
Charcot Marie Tooth is a hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy or peroneal muscular atrophy disorder. The peripheral nerves are located outside the main central nervous system. They are responsible for control of the muscles and relay sensory information like the sense of touch, from the limbs to the brain.
Patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth may have muscle weakness felt in the hands, legs, ankles and feet. They may also have an awkward way of walking, a highly arched or very flat feet and also numbness of the arms, hands and feet. Patients with Charcot Marie Tooth disease begin to experience symptoms between the ages of 5 and 15 but they also sometimes do not develop until well into middle age or much later. Patients with Charcot Marie Tooth suffer a progressive condition which means that the symptoms become worse over time and this result to making ordinary tasks very hard.
Etiology of Charcot-Marie-Tooth
CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is an inherited disease of one of the many genes whose function is related to the development of the peripheral nerves. This results to the nerves becoming damaged over time. A child that has inherited the disease may have gotten it from one or both their parents. Fact of the matter is there is no singular gene that causes it and there are many kinds of CMT and they may be gotten through several different means. The possibility of passing the CMT gene to your child will depend on the specific genetic faults that you and your partner carry.
Risk Factors for CMT
Since the disease is a hereditary condition, it happens when there are mutations present in the gene or genes that affect the nerves of the feet, legs, hands and arms. Other gene mutations can also damage not just the nerve itself but the myelin sheath, the coating that surrounds the nerves. This causes weaker messages to travel between the extremities and brain. You are at risk for the condition if you have a first degree relative that was diagnosed with CMT. Other causes of neuropathies like diabetes may cause symptoms similar to it or may worsen the disease itself. Furthermore, medications like chemotherapeutic drugs like vincristine, paclitaxel and others can also make sensory symptoms of the disease worse.
Diagnosis of Charcot-Marie-Tooth
How is Charcot-Marie-Tooth diagnosed? The doctor will do a detailed personal and family history including a thorough physical examination. The doctor will look for signs of the disease in patients such as poor or absent reflexes as well as the presence of foot deformities like high arches and or flat feet. Further tests may also be requested such as a nerve conduction test which measures the strength and speed of signals transmitted via your peripheral nerves, the network that run from the brain and spinal cord to and from the rest of the body. Furthermore, an EMG or electromyography may also be done. This uses a small needle-shaped electrode that is placed in the skin for the purpose of measuring the electrical activity of the muscles. A nerve biopsy may also be performed. This calls for taking a piece of the peripheral nerve from the calf via an incision on the skin. Laboratory analysis will rule out other nerve disorders. Lastly, genetic testing may be performed.
Types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth
There are many different kinds of CMT disease and all are a result of different genetic mutations. The main kinds of CMT include:
- CMT 1 – the most common type, caused by defective genes that cause the myelin sheath to slowly break down
- CMT 2 – a less common and usually less severe type than CMT 1, caused by defects in the axon
- CMT 3 (Dejerine-Sottas syndrome) – a rare and severe type of CMT that affects the myelin sheath, causing severe muscle weakness and sensory problems to begin developing in early childhood
- CMT 4 – another rare and severe type of CMT that affects the myelin sheath, which begins developing in early childhood and causes many people to eventually lose the ability to walk
- CMT X – caused by a mutation in the X chromosome, and more common in men than women
The complications that arise from Charcot-Marie-Tooth may vary in severity from patient to patient. Foot abnormalities and difficulty walking are the ones that cause the most serious issues. As the muscles get weaker, you could potentially injure areas of the body that experience decreased sensation. Patients may also experience dyspnea or difficulty breathing. Some may have swallowing and speaking problems as the muscles that oversee these functions are affected by the disease.