About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is an auto-immune disease in which the body attacks the myelin sheath of nerve cells. Symptoms depend on where the nerve damage occurs and can vary widely from individual to individual. They can include difficulty walking (gait disturbances), fatigue, numbness and tingling, pain, spasticity, weakness, visual problems, brain fog, vertigo and dizziness, and difficulty controlling body functions.
Although there is no cure for nerve damage from MS, therapy can help:
- Physical therapy to control pain and improve strength, endurance, and balance.
- Occupational therapy to learn pacing and compensation techniques, identify adaptive equipment and technology, improve visual function and assess driving skills
- Speech Therapy to improve swallow and respiratory function and identify strategies for memory and cognition