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Spastic diplegia

I am Dr. Nikonov and I specialize in Myology. I am writing the article myself because I can treat a child with spastic diplegia. To speed up the recovery process, I teach parents of children with the most common form of cerebral palsy to rehabilitate their baby themselves. On my site, you will find many videos on how I treat children with cerebral spastic diplegia using the emendic procedures.

As a myologist, I consider spastic diplegia to be a muscle disease.

That is why applying the emendic procedures to the muscles I restore normal health of the muscles.

Dr. Nikonov
Dr. Nikonov

I am the only physician who treats spastic diplegia and who has looked into the electron microscope to find the answer how to treat the muscles of the sick child to teach them to move correctly.


I want you to see what changes occur in the muscles of the child in this disease. Let us look together. I will explain what you see.

The following picture shows the magnified muscles of the back because the problem of children suffering from spastic diplegia is in the back muscles. In the muscles of the feet and hands, there are also changes but they are secondary and disappear with the recovery of the back muscles. I will show you these changes, too.

Muscle fibers

  1. Muscle fibers are marked with red.
  2. Bright spots among the muscles are swelling that deforms the muscle fibers.
  3. Dark dots are the nuclei of the muscle fibers. The nuclei should be located in the center of the cell, but due to the swelling the fiber is bent and the nuclei are shifted to the periphery of the fiber.
  4. Mitochondria produce energy for movement proteins actin and myosin. As mitochondria are located around the nucleus, they are also shifted to the periphery. Muscle does not get the energy to stretch.

Look at the results of the brain examination (ultrasound and MRI), which children with cerebral spastic diplegia undergo.

There are no changes in the neurons of the brain.

The name of the diagnosis of spastic diplegia was suggested in the 19th century by an obstetrician. Neurologists try to explain the cause of this pathology in children by changes in the neurons or pathways. Neurologists prescribe medicines to stimulate or inhibit the state of the neurons.

Professor Saveliev S. V., head of the laboratory of brain of the Russian Academy of Sciences, had the opportunity to see under the electron microscope issues of human embryos at various stages of development. Professor Sergei Saveliev saw that a swelling in embryonic muscles develops by week 6 of fetal development. These embryos had no changes of the neurons and pathways. As you can see, muscle diseases develop by week 6 of embryonic muscle development. Your baby looks like this at week 12 of prenatal development:

Photo of the baby

Under an electron microscope, necrotic changes of muscle fibers with partial loss of uniform distribution of nuclei on the periphery of the fibers and swelling are visible in the back muscles of a child.

In the picture: muscles are red, nuclei are dark and swelling is yellowish:

Photo of the swelling 2

The combination of loose fibers with areas without nuclei violates the nuclear regulation of metabolic processes. Muscles continue to grow but their movements are limited. I have shown you above the changes in the back muscles after the birth of a child.

Changes in the adductor muscles of the thigh, lasting more than 1 year, lead to an increase in the number of fibers with the partial lack of nuclei in the muscle tissue. Nuclei are dark dots. White areas are swelling between the muscle fibers, which makes muscle rough rather than smooth.

Photo of the swelling 3

Knowing the reason why the muscles stop to stretch, you can restore their ability to stretch. The reason is the swelling, which makes a muscle rough rather than straight. Due to the presence of swelling, which squeezes nuclei from the center of the muscle fibers, muscle stops getting energy for stretching its fibers.

Using the emendic procedures, I squeeze swelling out of the muscles!

After the emendic massage a muscle becomes straight, nuclei begin to move to the center of the muscle fiber. After the nuclei, chemical plants (mitochondria) start to move too, they give energy to muscle proteins to stretch. Correct functioning of the muscles is restored!

Rehabilitation of children with severe, moderate or mild degrees of spastic diplegia requires time and continued application of my technique until the nuclei return to their original location in the center of the cell. For this reason, I teach parents to perform the emendic massage themselves to restore muscle movements of the child as quickly as possible.

Dr. Nikonov
Dr. Nikonov

In my practice, spastic diplegia is the most common form of cerebral palsy. I understand that you are interested in the main issue: is it possible to restore the movement of a child with spastic diplegia? You can restore muscle movements of the child with this diagnosis completely and at any age. Free muscle cells from swelling and muscles will start to move!


According to the World Health Organization, more than 50 % of patients with cerebral palsy have spastic diplegia. In the literature, this condition is known as "Little's Disease". I am forced to cite the view of neurologists to raise the ranking of my article in search engines so that you could read it. Of course, I will comment on it, otherwise, you may think that I share their point of view in all their allegations.

On the characteristic of motor disorders in your child, you know that spastic diplegia is a tetraparesis and the lower limbs are affected more than the upper limbs.

Description of spastic diplegia

According to the World Health Organization, spastic diplegia is a form of cerebral palsy, which is accompanied by a complete disruption of limb muscle movements.

In my opinion, spastic diplegia is a form of cerebral palsy with a violation of the functioning of the muscles of the neck, back and thighs. Limbs do not move because the back muscles do not relax and do not allow limb muscles to move. Watch a video on this topic:

Neuroscientists believe that spastic diplegia of medium and mild severity is caused by the pathology of both hemispheres of the brain; therefore, movement in upper and lower extremities is violated.

Dr. Nikonov
Dr. Nikonov

My opinion is based on what Professor Sergei Saveliev has seen in the electron microscope. Muscle changes (swelling) develop before birth before the brain formation.

Neurologists have a biased opinion.

Professor Saveliev has an unbiased opinion that is clearly proven.


Neurologists believe that spastic diplegia is characterized by lower spastic paraparesis or tetraparesis, which mostly affects the child's feet. The manifestation of the pathology may be different: from mild to pronounced woodenness.

Neurologists believe that increased muscle tone of the arms and legs is a cause of this disease.

Dr. Nikonov
Dr. Nikonov

My opinion: increased muscle tone disappears after birth by six months because the fetus needs increased muscle tone to be in a fetal position. Exactly in six months, no baby has increased muscle tone.

Neurologists do not know about the muscle swelling, so they talk about increased muscle tone, based on the assumption, not on knowledge.


Because the muscles of the neck, back and thighs do not move, arm bents in the elbow joint and is rotated to the torso with a clenched fist. Lower limbs are in a half-bent position and can be even crossed when walking. Look at the picture below, which shows the characteristic position in spastic diplegia:

Picture of a boy with spastic diplegia

Recommended video:

Causes and risk factors of spastic diplegia

As far as neurologists do not know the cause of spastic diplegia, they name numerous supposed causes. In addition, if at least one of them matches your lifestyle or an event, which occurred during the pregnancy, neurologists are satisfied: they have found the cause, accusing you of this event.

Dr. Nikonov
Dr. Nikonov

My opinion: neither mother nor father is guilty. Swelling in the muscles is not inherited and the density of the muscle fibers depends on the information transferred to the baby by both the mother and the father. It can be seen under the electron microscope in the fetus at 6 weeks.


I will list the cause of spastic diplegia according to neurologists:

My opinion: there is no evidence supporting this assertion since in children with spastic diplegia all chromosomes are intact.


My opinion: there is no ultrasound or MRI evidence. This is an assumption, i.e. an essay on the topic of lack of oxygen in the brain.


My opinion: not all children who had infectious diseases develop spastic diplegia. The disease develops after infectious diseases in children, who had swelling of the muscle cells or between muscle fibers.


My opinion: it was proven that the body produces alcohol at mealtimes. For this reason, people relax after eating. It is impossible to trigger the pathology. It is either present (look in an electron microscope) or not. The placenta does not let harmful substances to pass through it, is a natural filter.


My opinion: biologists and physicists have excluded the possibility of spastic diplegia at such physical impacts, based on the data received from studies of children after the nuclear explosion in Hiroshima. Neurologists send you to receive ultrasound radiation yourself.


My opinion: The child with the most common form of cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia, can be born with difficulties, because the mother and the baby, which is born with the disease, had muscle swelling. Watch a video on the topic of spastic diplegia:


Older children have the following symptoms in spastic diplegia:

Common manifestations are severe mental and speech development delay, dysarthria. Often there is a pathology of cranial nerves: strabismus, optic nerve atrophy, impaired hearing and speech, moderate decrease in mental capacity.

Spasticity is the main sign of a paralysis.

Under spasticity neurologists understand violation of movement, one of the components of the upper motor neuron syndrome and characterized by the increase of tonic reflexes of the stretching (or muscle tone) combined with the increase in tendon reflexes.

Dr. Nikonov
Dr. Nikonov

My opinion: spasticity is a swelling in the muscle cells and redistribution of muscle fiber nuclei and mitochondria.


Neurologists believe that the increased muscle tone in spastic diplegia is caused by the increase in the tonic reflex of stretching. Spasticity is associated with the violation of a number of neurophysiological mechanisms. The main cause of it is considered a violation of differentiated regulation of alpha and gamma motoneurons, hyperexcitability of spinal alpha motoneurons and reduced activity of some inhibitory mechanisms. Spastic diplegia is called "pyramid" since the 19th century, but it is now believed that the increased muscle tone is associated not with lesions of the pyramidal fibers but with closely interwoven fibers of the extrapyramidal system. The degree of muscle spasticity is most often determined by a modified 5-point Ashworth scale.

Dr. Nikonov
Dr. Nikonov

My opinion: there is no evidence of the influence of pyramidal tracts of the on the development of spastic diplegia. For over 100 years, neurologists have been unsuccessfully treating this pathology with medicines stimulating the pyramidal tracts!

There is no evidence of the impact of the extrapyramidal system of the brain on spastic diplegia.

Neurologists continue to treat this disease unsuccessfully.


Treatment of spastic diplegia by neurologists

Neurologists: According to the World Health Organization, it is impossible to treat spastic pathology.

My opinion is shown on the video:

For neurologists, the goal of treatment is easing muscle lesions and adaptation of the child to living in the society. In order to achieve the objectives of treatment, they apply general physiotherapy and rehabilitation procedures. They can be regular massage to improve circulation, to reduce muscle tone and to prevent contractures.

Dr. Nikonov
Dr. Nikonov

My opinion: it is impossible to improve blood circulation. Circulation is either present or not. If circulation worsens, a gangrene will develop. Under the electron microscope, you can see the growth of additional arterial capillaries in the areas of muscles to which nuclei shifted. Massage therapy cannot eliminate swelling of the muscle cells.


Neurologists prescribe therapeutic exercise, acupuncture and swimming.

My opinion: for a child with spastic diplegia and his parents all the methods listed by neurologists are a child's play. Until you eliminate swelling from the muscle tissue, no positive dynamics will be observed. Only the emendic massage can eliminate swelling.

Neurologists love to appoint the Vojta method, which is a technique of reflex activation.

My opinion: you can activate reflexes only in the muscles of the child that are not swollen. By using the Vojta method, you only create an illusion of improvement at the expense of non-swollen muscle groups for a short period.

Neurologists prescribe wearing power system of support and elastic adjustable rods.

My opinion: you cannot teach a child to walk correctly if the muscles do not move correctly due to the swelling.

Medical treatment includes the use of nootropics and homeopathic medicines. Treatment is prescribed when you have a concomitant disease in a form of a delay of intellectual and psychological development.

I do not appoint drugs.

Watch a video on the topic of spastic diplegia in children:

It is impossible to describe each particular case of rehabilitation and education of parents to rehabilitate their children in the article. That is why I provide links to my video channels where you can find all the information you need:


In addition, I suggest watching my video, which shows an example of a complete recovery of a child diagnosed with spastic tetraparesis:

I, my patient Bogdan and his happy parents:

Photo of the doctor with the parents:

Photo of the doctor with the parents

Information about emendic massage:

Clinical signs of spastic diplegia

Occurrence of this form of cerebral palsy is 50 %.

The violations of a locomotor function include:

Bilateral lesion of the limbs of a sick child; feet are affected more than hands; deformations and contractures form early; there are deformations of joints and spine. Muscle tone in the abducting muscles and extensors of the thigh is strongly increased; baby's legs are close to one another, often crossed. In addition, Babinski, Rossolimo symptoms, etc. can develop. In case of contractures and deformities of feet, walking is difficult or impossible.

Violations of mental and verbal development, pathology of the sensory organs:

Pseudobulbar syndrome, pathological changes of the cranial nerves, which lead to disc atrophy of the optic nerves, hearing violation and strabismus. There is a delay in speech development. Language development in children with spastic diplegia is also delayed. Speech disorders manifest with dysarthria and alalia. Hyperkinesis of articulatory and respiratory muscles make the speech muttered and turgid. Children with this form of the disease have difficulty to study, quickly get exhausted and distracted. Memory is disturbed.

Other pathologies: Seizures are possible but relatively rare.

Reduced intellect normal or slightly decreased.

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