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Baclofen For Multiple Sclerosis Spasticity and Back Pain by Jughead Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 Oct 2010 12:00am Went down to Sinai hospital , had my meeting with the rehabilitation dude, don't know what type of doctor he was, but I liked him. We talked about the progression of the MS, the back surgery, and in my limbs. He came blowing in the room, back to us, thought to myself, this isn't going to end well, but it did. He did a thorough job, answered al ... Read on »
Do cannabinoids reduce multiple sclerosis-related spasticity? by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm Source: PubMed.gov -Neurologist. 2009 Nov;15(6):369-71. Thaera GM, Wellik KE, Carter JL, Demaerschalk BM, Wingerchuk DM. Departments of Neurology, and daggerLibrary Services, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA. BACKGROUND: The plant Cannabis sativa contains numerous cannabinoids, which are aromatic hydrocarbons that have cen ... Read on »
Spasticity and Multiple Sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Aug 2010 12:00am Spasticity refers to feelings of stiffness and a wide range of involuntary muscle spasms (sustained muscle contractions or sudden movements). It is one of the more common symptoms of MS. Spasticity may be as mild as the feeling of tightness of muscles or may be so severe as to produce painful, uncontrollable spasms of extremities, usually of t ... Read on »
Botox FDA approved for spasticity Multiple Sclerosis symptom by Jeff Pile Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 1:18pm The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox , most usually injected into skin to treat severe underarm sweating or for cosmetic procedures, now as a way to treat spasticity in the flexor muscles of the elbow, wrist and fingers. While many with multiple sclerosis (MS) have already been treated with Botox before, it's always been with ... Read on »
Spasticity and Multiple Sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Fri 17 Sep 2010 12:00am Stuart Says: If you awake most nights with leg cramps in the backs of your thighs, your calves and or your feet and toes, then I suggest that you read the information found here and then on the subsequent posts that will follow this, on topics such as treatment options...Visit our (this) blog to read-up on Spasticity. ABOUT SE ... Read on »
Effect of a 4-week period of unloaded leg cycling exercise on spasticity in multiple sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm obtained from the msif.org summary: Rehabilitation has been shown to be crucial in MS, especially when there is a certain degree of disability. Studies also suggested that rehabilitation might be important for spasticity management. The authors aimed to investigate the effect of a four-week programme of unloaded leg cycling on the current sca ... Read on »
Controlling the Muscle Spasms of Multiple Sclerosis by Jeff Pile Posted Thu 26 Aug 2010 3:33pm My left tri-cep muscle has been twitching for 3 days so I checked into it and found this article. Many people with multiple sclerosis experience spasticity, or muscle stiffness and spasms. It usually affects the muscles of the legs and arms, and may interfere with the ability to move those muscles freely. Spasticity can occur eith ... Read on »
Vibration therapy in multiple sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm Information provided by Karen D. in Tamarac, Fl., Vibration therapy in multiple sclerosis: a pilot study exploring its effects on tone, muscle force, sensation and functional performance. Gartnavel General Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde - North, Glasgow, UK Objective: To examine the effectiveness of whole body vibration(WBV) on ... Read on »
The Drama of Multiple Sclerosis Drug Companies by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm source: about.com Monday January 26, 2009 Drug companies that attempt to create and test new multiple sclerosis medications seem subject to a lot of drama these days. There seems to be a squeeze on available money and that is making investors nervous. Those investors, in turn, are trying to force companies to partner and be bought out. ... Read on »
A Look at the Recent Study of Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 May 2012 3:43pm Smoked marijuana reduced spasticity in a small trial of MS patients. The leading wedge of the medical marijuana movement has traditionally been centered on pot as medicine for the effects of chemotherapy, for the treatment of glaucoma, and for certain kinds of neuropathic pain. From there, the evidence for conditions treatable with ma ... Read on »