March is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

MS:  Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Fatigue.  Depression. Bladder and Bowel problems.  With MS, the symptoms that are hardest to see can have the biggest impact on your life.
This March, during National MS Education and Awareness Month, the MSF is focused on raising awareness of these and other invisible symptoms.  The theme this year is “MS:  Now You See It, Now You Don’t.”
Common Symptoms include debilitating fatigue, weakness, spasticity, balance problems, bladder and bowel problems, numbness, visual disturbances, tremors and depression.
MS is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with a risk in general population of approximately 1/750.  Two hundred people are diagnosed with MS every week and more than 2.5 million people are living with this disease worldwide.  Like other autoimmune diseases, MS is more common in women than men.
Not all symptoms affect all MS patients.  No two persons have the same complaints; no one develops all of the symptoms.
Symptoms may be persistent or may cease time to time.  Most patients have episodic patterns of attacks and remissions throughout the course of the disease.  Symptoms may remit completely, leaving no residual damage, or partially leaving degrees of permanent impairment.  Chiropractic care can help be an integral part of management of the disease.

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