Therapy gives new hope to patients with Multiple Sclerosis
While multiple sclerosis still has no cure, today we are advancing in their treatment through new drugs and treatment. This autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, is focused on giving much importance to neuro-rehabilitation therapy. New interdisciplinary medical platforms and technological resources of vanguard, that include alternative ways to treat the condition are the most contemporary approaches for this disease. These alternative ways of treatment help the patients in a meaningful way to face life in their new status and learn strategies to compensate for those persistent deficits and own of this pathology.
M.S. (as it is commonly known) affects especially women between 20 and 40 years. Drift in a set of symptoms and signs that may appear in the course of the disease such as muscle weakness, fatigue, stiffness, bladder and intestinal problems, pain, cognitive disorders, mood disorders and sexual dysfunction. Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease that is usually present in young adults. Its origin and its cure are unknown, but research does not cease. In this lies the hope of finding a final solution soon.
For the time being the approach that is taken to deal with the many symptoms that affect this condition, stiffness and pain and muscle weakness are successfully treated with Electrotherapy (TENS and EMS) and cognitive disorders are treated with rehabilitation therapy. It should be noted that a common development in this condition is an evolution known as multiple sclerosis-sender (MS-SS) characterized by episodes of neurological dysfunction that tend to take place in lapses longer than 24 hours of duration, these periods happen where the patients experience the symptoms, but then they go back to periods of time where they are symptom-free.
Neuro-rehabilitation integral of a patient with Multiple Sclerosis is aimed, among other things, to train on the difficulties of running with exercises that strengthen the weak muscles and promote balance. In the management of fatigue, which is also a major problem, works with the person in the execution of exercises targeting the general layout; while in front of the spasticity, strategies are developed movement, improving the quality of their patterns, postural stability, and sensory stimulation.
In these and other areas, the human team that works in neurorehabilitation (physiatrists composed of physicians, neurologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, dieticians and social workers) is also supported by modern technologies such as work in a special platform consisting of a walker with partial weight support and even the inclusion of virtual reality; furthermore these new therapy methods include also analytical system for motion analysis that makes it possible to objectify alterations of the patients and to act on specific information about them, as well as in the use of different orthoses.
This brand new approach with modern technology, plus the use of alternative approaches, like electrotherapy, represent a brand new hope for patients dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, as it can help them have a better quality of life.