MS Article or Multiple Sclerosis Article:
Multiple Sclerosis Symptom
Weakness on one
Side of Body
ms symptom or multiple sclerosis symptom
One possible Multiple Sclerosis symptom can include Multiple Sclerosis weakness on
one side of body.
Multiple Sclerosis is known to attack the nerves through out the body.
When the MS attacks are severe enough this can often result in ms nerve
damage. It is not totally understood why the symptoms of MS can vary so
much from case to case, but there are a group of symptoms that are
typically associated with Multiple Sclerosis. One of the ms symptoms
that is seen in many cases of M S is the ms symptom of weakness on one
side of the body, where one side of the body is so much weaker than the
As the MS research progresses to try to understand the disease process
of Multiple Sclerosis and to find out more about what might help to
resolve many of the problems that are often associated with MS, more
conclusions are being drawn on how MS tends to act on the body. When it
comes to the weakness on one side of the body, that can sometimes be
one of the ms symptoms that can appear, it appears that MS attacks
nerve tissues even more if the nerve cells are located along better
developed neural pathways through out the body. it may be easier for
the nerve signals and whatever attacks the nerves to travel more
readily throughout the body along these neural pathway.
This type of MS symptom can sometimes be mistaken for
or at least be similar to the symptoms of a more severe stroke. This
can make it more difficult for the doctors to diagnose Multiple
I started out with this symptom around the time that I was diagnosed
with Multiple Sclerosis. I had such a severe case of Multiple
Sclerosis, that I had so many things wrong that until the doctors
performed several test on me, they all kinds of ideas as to what was
actually wrong with me.
Okay...if you end up with this Multiple Sclerosis symptom, can anything be done to help
reduce this Multiple Sclerosis symptom or maybe even help the weaker
side of your body start to function better again.
Well, if you think about it, more like the way that doctors think about
the way to handle severe strokes, there are a few things that can help.
In my own experiences with struggling to function better because of
this type of effect of Multiple Sclerosis on my the Multiple Sclerosis weakness on one side of body, the following are
things or ways that I have found that can help. including:
* Biofeedback - there are several kinds of biofeedback that can help in different ways.
is EEG, EGG, EMG, Scio and other types of biofeedback that can help
those with Multiple Sclerosis in different ways. Some biofeedback
retrains the brain and helps to reconnect neural pathways in the brain.
There is a kind of biofeedback that can be used to stimulate
specific points or specific areas on the body that can help more with
helping certain MS symptoms, such as ms bladder incontinence to help to
retrain how the nerves respond to help straighten out confused nerve
As far as Multiple Sclerosis weakness on one side
of body, for me, I have seen that using the Scio Biofeedback helps
the best with helping to reduce this MS symptom.
* Cranial Electrical Stimulation
- this is another way to stimulate the brain using low level electrical
stimulation that has helped me with reducing the weakness on one side
of the body that I have had a problem with a few times in the past
because of the effects of Multiple Sclerosis on my body.
* Low Energy Neurostimulation (LENS)
- this is where electrodes are placed on the scalp and specific points
on the head are stimulated use low electrical stimulation to stimulate
specific parts of the brain. Undergoing sessions with the LENS
has helped me with reducing the weakness on on side of the body because
of Multiple Sclerosis.
* Infrared stimulation of the nerve endings
-- this is where a infrared device is used to stimulate the nerve
endings in the hands and feet. This can also help with improving
how well the weaker side of the body functions. If done over a
period of time, the response of the body can be longer lasting
* Brain exercises
Doctors like Dr. Michael Merzenich, from Posit Science, have found that
the brain is more re trainable than was thought originally. Since the
brain is the master controller for the body, if we can improve how well
our brains can function, this makes a huge difference on how well our
bodies can function. Dr. Michael Merzenich's research showed that the
brain can be exercised like exercising our muscles to help improve how
well our brains can function.
The research that Dr. Michael Merzenich and his team of
neuroscientists and other scientists and researchers have done, within
the last 10 years or so, has resulted in the development of a set of
brain exercises that can actually help to reconnect neural pathways in
the brain, so that the different parts of the brain can start to "talk"
to each other again, as they would be doing normally. This has been an
exciting breakthrough for those with brain injuries, head traumas or
other nerve-related disorders like strokes, or Multiple Sclerosis!
* Intense Physical Therapy or doing certain types of Exercises - if
done consistently over a more extended period of time doing exercises
or intense physical therapy can actually help us to regain the ability
for our nerves and our bodies to function again. Since the bran is 90%
nerves and the brain can be retrained by exercising to redevelop neural
pathways through out the brain, this idea can be extended to the nerves
throughout the rest of the body.
Even if we have ms nerve damage, intense physical therapy can help to
regenerate nerves by exercising the muscles connected to the nerves
that need help!
This means that even in the more severe cases of Multiple Sclerosis,
where there is much significant nerve damage, intense physical therapy
can help to regenerate nerves and help our bodies to function again!
The one thing, that also needs to be known about the idea of doing
intense physical therapy for those of us with Multiple Sclerosis, is
that yes...there is a price to pay for going through with doing the
intense physical therapy. Because MS fatigue is also known to be a big
problem with the majority of the cases of Multiple Sclerosis that are
diagnosed in different countries around the world each year, doing
intense physical therapy can be physically exhausting. This is the
price that we need to pay or go through for those of us with Multiple
Sclerosis to find ways to function again, but in my opinion, this is
well worth the sacrifice for us to be able to function again.
The most difficult part of being able to go for intense physical
therapy is that this can be a very expensive endeavor, if you end up
having to pay for the intense physical therapy as an out-of-pocket
expense. If you can find a doctor that will work with you that is
covered by your health insurance and find a good rehabilitation
facility that your doctor will send you to, that is also covered by
your insurance company, then at least you don't have the added expenses
of paying for everything with out your insurance covering it.
To get you started, I have prepared a FREE report that you can download
that will give you some of the exercises to get you started on helping
to retrain your body.
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