MS presents in many different ways. Some of the more common symptoms include extreme fatigue (often exacerbated by extremes in temperature), blurred or double vision, numbness and tingling, muscle spasms or weakness, bladder and/or bowel problems and impact on cognitive function.
However, there are many other symptoms experienced by people living with MS, to varying degrees - there is no such thing as a 'textbook' case as each individual person will present with a slightly different symptom or combination of symptoms.
How Centres Help You Manage Your Symptoms:
Our member centres offer therapies and services which provide support and relief from a large number of MS symptoms. Oxygen treatment is widely reported to help relieve fatigue as well as, in many cases, aiding improved cognition and reducing pain, among other things. Physiotherapy helps to maintain mobility and balance and helps to reduce spasticity. Complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, reiki and many others help not only with physical well-being but also mental and emotional support.
In addition MS can, in many cases, cause depression or anxiety, therefore counselling and other cognitive therapies are provided at many centres.
NB. Each centre offers a different mix of treatments, therapies and services - generally these are selected and offered based on capacity and demand, so individual centres should be contacted to see what they can provide.
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