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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a condition affecting the brain and spinal cord. The coating , myelin, protecting the nerves becomes damaged, disrupting conduction of impulses along the nerve. The myelin is attacked by the body’s own immune system, damaging and stripping it from the nerves, leaving scars or plaques.

The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown, but could be caused by a mix or genetic , infective, and environmental conditions

There are many symptoms of multiple sclerosis, some of the common ones are-

Eye problems-double vision,

Fatigue

Muscle weakness,

Muscle spasms,

Poor balance,

Bladder and bowel problems.

A specialist physiotherapist will carry out a detailed assessment, and provide a tailored programme focussing on strength and balance training, advice on fitness, managing fatigue, advice on walking aids, all depending on symptoms.

A specialist physiotherapist can also advise on bladder and bowel problems.