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Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is a leader in treating people diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a rare autoimmune disorder. Our experienced team of physicians and therapists helps you recover from the weakness, numbness and paralysis in legs, arms, face and breathing muscles caused by GBS, getting you back to your life and community.

Once thought to be a single disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome is now known to occur in several forms. The main types are:

  • Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP), the most common form in the U.S. The most common sign of AIDP is muscle weakness that starts in the lower part of your body and spreads upward.
  • Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS), in which paralysis starts in the eyes. MFS is also associated with unsteady gait.
  • Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) and acute motor-sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) are less common in the U.S.

Levels of Care

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Physician Services

Treatments

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular/Balance Therapy