Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
July 3, 2014
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by one’s own immune system. The damage to the brain and spinal cord results in a loss of muscle control, balance, vision, and sensation such as numbness. The nerves that make up the central nervous system act as the body’s messenger system. A fatty substance called myelin insulates the nerves and covers each nerve. This fatty substance helps in the transmission of nerve impulses, or messages, between the brain and other parts of the body. It is these “messages” that control muscle movements such as walking and talking. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer rehabilitation programs that focus on treating the numbness or weakness in the limbs, balance issues, fatigue, and muscle spasms associated with MS.
Physical therapy can help those living with Multiple Sclerosis better function day to day and work around MS symptoms. It is encouraged that those diagnosed with MS start working with a physical therapist right after being diagnosed so that they can learn can learn specific exercises and techniques to help manage symptom and side effects. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our licensed therapists can help MS patients with balance problems, “clumsiness” and poor coordination, fatigue, fitness, pain, and weakness. Many times patients do not need to continue physical therapy for very long because the therapist is helping patients learn exercises for them to do at home.
At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our therapist create individualized special fitness programs for each patient’s unique strengths and goals. Regular exercise helps those with MS at all levels gain muscle strength and helps them learn how to work around the fatigue that their body feels. Sovereign Rehabilitation is committed to helping our patients function at a higher level and make life feel better for all of our patients living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Posted on behalf of Alan Grodin, PT, MTC, Sovereign Rehabilitation
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