Multiple sclerosis, physical therapy

It’s an autoimmune disorder. It causes the body to react against the beneficial component in the nervous system, which is the myelin sheath. The myelin-sheath offers three benefits

  • Conduction through this sheath takes less energy   
  • Nerve impulses are sent at 120 meters per second
  • Other Neurons were not activated due to the myelin sheath

The signals cannot be transmitted properly from the brain into body parts and from body to brain because of the destruction and disruption of the protective cover. It can lead to slow functioning and permanent nerve damage. If you’re in the area, visit the best San Diego Physical Therapy Clinic.

Causes

Although the exact cause of multiple sclerosis remains unknown, it is thought that many factors like environmental factors and inherited influences may contribute to this condition. Multiple sclerosis affects neurons which is the most sensitive part of our bodies. This is due to the deterioration in myelin sheath

  • Multiple sclerosis does not have a fixed age. However, it is most common in people between 20-40 years of age.
  • Talking about sex, we find that women are more likely to have multiple sclerosis than men. This is despite the fact that there is no scientific basis for it.
  • There is a higher chance that your parents or siblings have multiple sclerosis.
  • Multiple sclerosis is also triggered by infection.
  • Multiple sclerosis may also be caused by autoimmune diseases like diabetes type 1. However, the risk is very low.
  • Multiple sclerosis could be considered a race-dependent illness because it is more common in Northern Easterners. People living in colder regions are also more at risk.
  • Multiple sclerosis is also possible if your vitamin D levels are low and you don’t get enough sunlight.
  • Multiple sclerosis is also caused by smoking.

Symptoms

Multiple sclerosis signs and symptoms may vary depending on severity of damage and body type. The most common symptoms are listed below.

  • The feeling of numbness, weakness, or paralysis in the lower and/or upper limbs
  • Impossible to maintain proper gait
  • Blurred vision, loss of vision
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Slurred Speech
  • Muscle spasms
  • Paralysis in partial or total
  • Epilepsy
  • Bladder bowel problems and sexual dysfunctions

How a physical therapy can help

It is a neurological condition and, like other neurological disorders, it cannot be cured completely. However, the symptoms can often be reduced by taking different medicines or physical therapy. Physical therapy and medication therapy are the best treatments for multiple sclerosis. A physical therapist can treat multiple sclerosis by providing you with muscle strengthening and gate stabilizing exercises. The physical therapist will also help you to manage the changes in your body. We can help! Visit the #1 Sorrento Valley Physical Therapy Clinic.

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