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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease caused by a body’s immune system attacking the myelin (protective sheath) of the nerve fibers and disrupting communication between the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the rest of the body. There are 4 different types: relapse remitting, secondary progressive, primary progressive, and progressive relapsing. 

Individuals with relapse remitting MS experience periods of symptoms and then periods of recovery from symptoms. Individuals with the progressive types experience continuous neurologic decline. Individuals may present with impairments to their motor system (weakness and impaired balance), impairments to their sensory system (changes in vision and sensation), and impairments to their cognition (impaired attention and problem solving skills). Our skilled therapy team can help increase the rate of recovery following an attack, manage an individual’s symptoms, and modify an individual’s life to increase/maintain independence.

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