Edit: This man in the video did nothing wrong, he is clearly not against vaccines as he mentions in the video that he feels people should still get it. What he is experiencing is terrible and unfortunate, nobody can dispute this. Only purpose to this article is to prove one solid point, and that is the contents of the syringe used to vaccinate does not CAUSE this to happen but could be said that the needle triggered the onset of this illness (much like how other forms of injury or trauma does the same). Had he said “triggered” instead, I would have nothing to write about.
This video and others like it have been circulating social media with the claims that vaccines cause neurological damage. The video is of a Moncton man who claims to have been told that the vaccine caused this condition but that is not true.
The plot twist is that vaccines doesn’t cause this, misinformation and fear of vaccines though are the a serious contributing factors.
From what I understand this is an odd situation where psychological factors combines with slight injury (injection via needle) which triggers the manifestation of this neurological disorder. The more fear, stress, intense emotions people have before getting vaccine the greater chance of this condition will happen as a result.
So it could be said that anti vaxxors are contributing to the increased & likeliness of this disorder, on top of that, Higgs excessive use of fear to encourage vaccines is also contributing so fear and paranoia on both sides of the debate are making this worse.
CTV made an article to clear this up, and plenty other sources and studies back up what it explains.
“TORONTO — Beth Pardo is an insurance executive, former marathon runner, and one of the first patients to come out with her diagnosis of functional neurological disorder, an issue that surfaced after she got vaccinated against COVID-19.
But the disorder isn’t a side effect of the vaccine — and as doctors work to understand and identify cases, they are also fighting against misinformation and conspiracy theories spreading online.
Functional neurological disorder (FND) is a complex, but common neurological condition. Often FND happens after trauma, stressful life events, injury or car accidents, with people developing neurological symptoms that have no physical cause.” – Read more.
“To our knowledge, this is the first full description of a FND case associated to COVID-19 vaccine. We assessed at the bedside only the sensory loss with a clear edge on the facial midline, which is a sign with a good positive predictive value for FND, especially when thalamic lesions have been excluded . We did not evaluate the other symptoms reported immediately after the jabs, but their features and course seemed to confirm the FND diagnosis. Indeed, acute and serious neurological adverse event after vaccine is thankfully rare, and bilateral facial palsy and transient weakness are likely to be transient ischemic attack mimics. Overall, the patients suffered from a variety of neurological symptoms in the last two months, confirming inconsistency over time.
Current hypothesis highlights the importance of attention and beliefs/expectation in the pathophysiology and phenomenology of FND . Abnormal expectations about illness may be generated by a range of predisposing factors related to beliefs on and personal experience of illness. These may include physical illness in the patient him- or herself, exposure to illness in the family  or while in a medical or paramedical job, health scares in the media or within colleagues, or myriad other sociocultural means. Abnormal beliefs about illness may also be a source of increased attention towards symptoms. It is notable that a physical precipitating event is commonly reported close to the onset of FND , which may also provide an explanation as to why particular FND develops. In our patient, the stressful conditions associated to the pandemic , together with other predisposing factors, might have contributed to both increased attention towards body signals and abnormal expectations/belief about symptoms, while the content of the abnormal prior expectation might have arisen from vaccination-linked injury .” – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8319586/
Press release from the Functional Neurological Disorders Society
feelings of uncertainty about the vaccine and the normal transient physical symptoms, and discomfort after vaccination. If FND is not quickly detected and diagnosed with appropriate explanation and management, it can become a more prolonged condition. It is important that these conditions are recognized for what they are – in part so that the patient can be appropriately reassured and can, if necessary, access appropriate treatment, and to prevent a misleading
impression of neurological complications of the vaccines.
Serious neurological complications after vaccinations are well recognized although thankfully extremely rare. It is vital that, in the interests of public health, news outlets are aware of FND as a possible explanation for neurological symptoms after a vaccine, before rushing to report neurological side effects to a news hungry public who are understandably eager for information on vaccine safety. – https://www.fndsociety.org/UserFiles/file/FNDSSocietyPressReleaseCOVIDVaccines.pdf
“In at least 1 case reported on the news, a physician associated these symptoms with FND or conversion disorder. The Functional Neurological Disorder Society issued a statement which indicated that the features depicted in this video seemed to be consistent with FND.
The authors of this viewpoint commentary highlighted the fact that FND is among the most commonly observed conditions in the outpatient neurology setting and can be unrelated to vaccination.
FND is a brain-based disorder characterized by the development of a range of neurological symptoms exacerbated by biological, psychological, and/or environmental factors. FND may be triggered by physically/emotionally taxing events such as injury, medical or surgical procedure, or vaccination. Instead of being directly caused by these events, factors including expectations, beliefs, arousal, and emotional processing may play a mechanistic role in the pathophysiology of this disorder.
The treatment for FND comprises education about the disorder, physical rehabilitation, and cognitive behavioral therapy. These approaches seek to retrain the brain to revert to automatic movement and to provide patients with coping strategies which aid in lowering arousal states.” – https://www.neurologyadvisor.com/topics/general-neurology/functional-neurological-disorder-and-how-it-relates-to-covid-19-vaccines/