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    Multiple sclerosis and Physiotherapy role.

    #Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological illness that affects the brain and spinal cord. MS can be progressive. This means it worsens over time.Nerve cells called neurons send out long "fingers" called axons. The axons from one neuron send signals to another neuron that may be a long ways away. A substance called myelin normally is wrapped around the axons. Myelin helps the axon transmit signals from one neuron to another.

    In MS, inflammation damages both the neurons and the myelin. This disrupts or slows nerve signals. The inflammation also leaves areas of scarring called sclerosis.MS can affect a person's vision, ability to move parts of the body, and ability to feel sensations (such as pain and touch).Scientists believe MS is an autoimmune disease. This means the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body. In this case, the body attacks the myelin sheaths of the nerves.

    Symptoms:

    • Unsteady gait
    • Loss of coordination
    • Hand trembling
    • Extreme tiredness
    • Facial symptoms including numbness, weakness or pain
    • Loss of bladder control or inability to empty the bladder
    • Tingling, numbness or a feeling of constriction in the arms, legs or elsewhere
    • Weakness or a heavy feeling in the arms or legs
    • Seizures (in about 2% of patients with MS)
    • Sudden loss of vision
    • Blurred or double vision
    • Slurred speech
    • Clumsiness, especially on one side

    Physiotherapy plays important role in management of multiple sclerosis along with medication support.The main goal is to maintain flexibility and strength of muscles along with balance and coordination.we provide physiotherapy for multiple sclerosis in zirakpur,mohali,chandigarh,panchkula and kharar.

     

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