Individuals with MS tend to experience a variety of symptoms that can interfere with activities of daily living and decrease their quality of life. We will examine two common symptomatic problems , numbness and weakness, and explore their various treatment options. One of the most common symptoms experienced by those with MS, numbness occurs when the nerves that transmit sensations do not conduct information properly. As a result, sensations in that particular area are either lacking or nonexistent.
Numbness or Tingling | National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The blog at Bella Vista Health Center focuses on tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and securing a successful recovery process from rehabilitation services. Multiple sclerosis MS is a disease of the central nervous system. The nervous system is so complex and involved in so much of what we do and how we feel. Disrupted nerve signals show up in many different ways, making multiple sclerosis both unpredictable and tricky to diagnose. Currently, there is no single test or symptom that definitively determines that a person has the disease. Doctors must use a number of tests to rule out other possible conditions that cause similar symptoms and find evidence of damage in two separate areas of the brain, spinal cord, or optic nerve. Additionally, they have to find evidence that the two instances of damage happened at two separate times.
Numbness or Tingling
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Courtesy of Michelle Clos Michelle Clos, age 45, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her 30s after an episode of facial numbness. She cut back on her hour workweeks when fatigue crept into her life, and now finds that napping can help prevent dizziness and feelings of instability when walking. But she can still run 5Ks with energy management and gets great joy helping other people with MS achieve their goals. I had my first MS episode in when I was a senior in college.