Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological condition of the CNS (Central Nervous System) which affects the main CNS components such as the spinal cord, brain and nerves concerned with vision.

The condition commonly affects women in comparison to men ( around three times higher) and symptoms usually present themselves anytime after 20 years.

Causes of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is considered an autoimmune disease where the immune system systemically attacks myelin (the fatty sheath that coats the structural nerves of the spinal cord and the brain). As a result channels of communication between the seat of control, the brain and various body parts is severed resulting in loss of functional abilities. Over time, nerves be damaged on a permanent basis.

Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis

There is a large range of symptoms which differ from patient to patient. Lower degrees of MS cause numbness in hands and legs while more severe forms of the disease can cause a paralytic c attack or loss of optic faculties.

The commonly recorded signs of MS as per the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are

  • Blurry vision
  • Neuritis (inflammation) of optic nerves resulting in pain in the eyes and rapid loss of eyesight
  • Stiff and weak muscles
  • Muscle spasms and cramps associated with pain
  • Numbness of limbs or face
  • Clumsy, awkward movements
  • Poor balance while walking
  • Lack of control over bladder
  • Continuous dizzy feeling

A large percentage of these symptoms can be addressed through rehabilitation therapies and patients can learn to develop a more independent way of living.

Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Programs at Allovedas

Based on client needs, Allovedas offers an In-Patient and Out- Patient Rehabilitation Program as outlined below

Inpatient rehabilitation include (6 extensive rehab hours a day)
  • Therapeutic exercises for upper limb and lower limb
  • Stretching exercises for stiff muscles
  • Strengthening exercises for weak muscles
  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Functional ability training
  • Occupational therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Safety awareness
  • Orthotic assessment and application
  • Falls prevention techniques
  • Clinical Counseling
Outpatient rehabilitation (hourly basis)
  • Therapeutic exercises for upper limb and lower limb
  • Stretching exercises for stiff muscles
  • Strengthening exercises for weak muscles
  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Functional ability training
  • Occupational therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Safety awareness