Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Which MS Symptoms are related to MS Nerve Damage?

ms nerve damage

What is Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is classified as an autoimmune disorder, where the body attacks itself as if it is a foreign invader that the body needs to defend itself against. Sclerosis is another name for the scarring that appears in the majority of the cases of MultipleSclerosis. The most common way of diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis is through ms mri tests or magnetic resonance imaging tests, where the person's whole body can be scanned to determine if there is scarring or demyelination on the spinal cord or throughout the brain.

Multiple Sclerosis nerve damage

Multiple Sclerosis attacks the nerves through out the body and scaring or demyelination results. In more severe cases of MS nerve damage can result.  The more severe MS nerve damage becomes, the more this can reult in many more problems with severely reducing how well  different parts of the body can functie body to functioon, often on a daily basis.

Based on what the doctors told me, after I was first diagnosed with a severe case of Multiple Sclerosis, the symptoms of ms nerve damage, which are often seen in more severe cases of MS, which can be signs of ms nerve damage being being present can include any of the following:

* foot drop or clonus - this describes the loss of control of one or both of your feet or a loss of nerve function in one or both of the feet (this can result in ms numbness, ms foot pain, ms nerve pain, and turning of the foot sideways whenever you try to take a step or stand with your feet flat on the floor or clonus).

* loss of muscle strength in the legs or feet - this can result in problems picking one or both feet or of either of the legs, loss of balance, 

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