World MS Day - 30 May 2021
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system in which the insulating covers of nerve cells become inflamed in the brain and spinal cord causing damage. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate with the rest of the body resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including:
With MS, new symptoms either occur in isolated attacks or build up progressively over time.
Between attacks, symptoms may go away completely, however, permanent damage often occurs, especially as the disease advances.
Multiple Sclerosis is more common in:
There's no cure for multiple sclerosis, however, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and help manage the symptoms. Management may include:
Therapy Professionals Physios, Speech Language, Music, Occupational Therapists and Dietitians can help just call us.
Follow this link to hear Tracey Ellery’s song (composed with Kimberley Wade, Music Therapist) on her experience of MS:
For more information check out the MSNZ website.
MSNZ is a non-profit organisation formed to provide on-going support, education and advocacy for people with MS and their support networks. It also aims to educate the general public, employers and health professionals about MS and actively funds key research into the condition.
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