Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a prolonged disease that can affect the spine, brain, and the nerves in your eyes. It primarily is known to affect eyesight, muscle control, as well as overall balance within the body and other vestibular conditions. Otherwise known as MS, the complication is known to be neurological and can directly affect mobility. At Island Sports Physical Therapy in East Northport, we can help treat patients who are suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis:

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis vary from person to person, but some symptoms generally associated with this disorder are vision trouble, numbness, and tingling. Other symptoms include Lhermitte’s Sign which can be summarized as a pain resembling an electric shock running down your spine, arms, and legs. These symptoms can vary from mild to severe based on the patient affected by the disease and the extent of the conditions present development in a patient.

Causes of Multiple Sclerosis:

The origins of Multiple Sclerosis in patients are unknown, but it can be summed up as an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks itself. In this case, mainly, the immune system eats away at myelin, the fatty substance that coats the nerves in your spine and brain. If you would like more information about Multiple Sclerosis and its causes, contact Island Sports Physical Therapy in East Northport for further information and treatment options.

Treatments For Multiple Sclerosis

Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis depends on the severity of the condition, but it primarily consists of medical treatment which can be supplemented through the help of physical therapy. Using physical therapy to treat your complication will help you learn how to manage the changes in your body, help alleviate the pain associated with some of the more severe symptoms, gain energy and stamina, and help regain your bodies’ original capabilities after dealing with the disease. Consider the following as potential benefits patients can obtain with the assistance of treatment for MS:

  • Balance: Using physical therapy to strengthen your muscles and change the way you walk.
  • Medicine: Medication has been used to help treat Multiple Sclerosis and to provide potential pain relief to patients who have trouble walking because of this ailment.

To learn more about how medicinal treatment and physical therapy can help provide relief to your condition, please feel free to contact Island Sports Physical Therapy, a leading physical therapy provider in East Northport today!

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