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Our team strives to help minimize your pain and improve function to the Max!

Multiple Sclerosis ( MS)

  • MS affects nerves in your brain and spinal cord. Nerves fibers (axons) are like wires that take messages from your limbs (arms and legs) to your brain. Your brain sends back a message to your arms and legs to help you move
  • Nerves have a padding that protects your message (Myelin). This Myelin becomes thin in MS. The nerve fiber(axon) also loses its ability to conduct message from brain to limbs
Nultiple Sclerosis
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Why did I get MS?

 Your blood has an army that attacks viruses, and stops you from getting sick (anti-bodies). These anti-bodies are not supposed to attack your body (immunity). In MS, your anti-bodies starts attacking your nerves

How long will I have MS?

 It will stay with you for life. You will experience decreased mobility at times of a flare up (attack). This may last 24 hours to 4 weeks.
• You may not have symptoms between attacks. (Relapsing, Remitting)
• You may continue to get weak (Primary Progressive) Your symptoms may get worse later in life (Second-ary Progressive)

What are your chances of getting MS?

You may be at a higher risk of getting MS if you
• are a female
• are Caucasian/White
• are between 20-40 years old
• have a relative with MS
• live in British Isles, Germany ,Scandinavia, North America or New Zealand (high-risk areas)
• have lived in a high risk area in the first 13 years of life
• have been exposed to Epstein-Barr virus or herpes virus

What medicines may your doctor suggest in MS?

He may give medicine to:
• adjust your immunity. These medicines can make your attacks less severe and less frequent. Betaseron, Copaxone, No-vantrone, Tysabri and Gilenya have been approved to change immunity in MS
• help recover from an attack quickly, as by using cortico-steroids.

 

How will my body change with MS?

You may have one or few of these symptoms. You may:
• have double vision
• feel fatigued
• get pins and needles, numbness, or weakness in arms and legs,
• may have less balance sitting , standing and walking
• less control over your movements(ataxia)
• may not have clear speech(slurring)
• not be able to hold my urine(in-con-ti-nence)
• experience muscle stiffness/spasticity

Contact Us

Max Health Physical Therapy at two convenient locations:


1000 Eagle Ridge Dr
Suite B
Schererville, Indiana 46375

Ph: ( 219) 865-9020

Fax: (219)865-8021

and 

8127 Merrillville Road, Suite 2

Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Ph: (219)805-6923

Fax: (219)865-8021

 

Email: aradhana@maxptcare.com  or call us for immediate appointment with one of our highly qualified therapists. We will be happy to give a complementary 10 -15 minute appointment to discuss how our therapists could help you.

 

 

 

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