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Guillain-Barre Treatment Scranton & Wilkes-Barre

Comprehensive Care for Patients Recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome

At Allied Services Integrated Health System, we provide specialized treatments for patients following hospitalization with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Our rehabilitation teams deliver personalized treatment to restore the patient’s mobility, strength, and everyday function. Treatment is provided by our multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams with advanced rehab technology, protocols, and a coordinated approach to support the fullest recovery for patients.

To learn more about how we can help you begin you recovery in Scranton Wilkes-Barre please call us at 570-348-1359.

What to Expect from Treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological disorder that causes the immune system to turn on the body and attack the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves and pathways found outside of the brain and spinal cord. Guillain-Barre can affect patients of any age, though it is most common in adults. There are no known causes for GBS, and the symptoms can vary greatly from person to person.

We provide comprehensive treatment and management for GBS. Our skilled and experienced team helps patients learn how to manage the symptoms so they can prevent some of the more serious complications.

Our Guillain-Barre recovery program offers specialized care with important focus on the following areas:

  • Rebuilding neuromuscular control
  • Strengthening exercises to assist with mobility, transfers, and activities of daily living
  • Reducing pain, anxiety or depression
  • Treating chewing, swallowing or speaking difficulties
  • Assistive devices such as leg cuffs to improve quality of life and reduce circulatory problems
  • Adaptive techniques and strategies to allow a return to activities of daily living without an exacerbation of symptoms

Who Will Be on Your Recovery Team?

GBS frequently leads to weakness that affects a person’s ability to complete daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, and getting dressed. Our rehabilitation team incorporates numerous disciplines to provide evaluation and treatment under the direction of a board-certified physician and neuropsychologist, including:

  • Physical Rehabilitation Medicine/Nursing
  • Neuropsychology/cognitive services
  • Social Services/case management
  • Speech/language pathology
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Dietary/nutritional services

At Allied Services, we will care for you from hospital to home. You can continue your recovery with the support of our Home Health and Outpatient Rehabilitation teams.

Begin Your Recovery Journey Today

Patients are admitted to the Guillain-Barre Syndrome program at Allied Services Scranton Rehab Hospital and Wilkes-Barre Rehab Hospital when they are medically stable and determined appropriate for a rehabilitation program. Referrals may be made by a private physician, general hospital, family member, or those who have been injured themselves.

For specific questions on how to obtain a referral, please call 570-348-1359 (Wilkes-Barre) or 570-826-3885 (Scranton). Contact us to learn more or start your referral process today.

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