Trigeminal neuralgia is a kind of nerve pain which can give stabbing or burning sensations down the side of the face, usually on one side only. The pain may only last a few seconds or minutes but may repeat many times during an attack. For some people the face pain is present all the time.
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that affects more than 25, Aussies. It is a disease of the central nervous system that interferes with nerve impulses from the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, manifesting in a wide range of symptoms that vary from person to person and are often invisible. As yet there is no cure, however there are a number of treatments available to help people live well with the disease.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition that interferes with the flow of information in the central nervous system. It causes a variety of symptoms and can affect women differently than men. Researchers do not know what triggers multiple sclerosis MS.
Pain is a very personal experience, one that you can feel but others cannot see. It is common in MS and can limit your ability to do things that you enjoy. Some types of pain are a direct result of MS and are caused by damage to nerves in the central nervous system. Other types of pain are because of changes to your body because of MS.
During the last decades, only a few cases on the association between peripheral demyelinating diseases and multiple sclerosis MS have been reported. We describe the case of a young man who was initially diagnosed with Bell's palsy, and only after performing a brain MRI was the diagnosis of MS made. We review the literature and discuss some pitfalls which may lead to missing the diagnosis of MS.
Multiple sclerosis MS is a progressive, immune-mediated disorder. That means the system designed to keep your body healthy mistakenly attacks parts of your body that are vital to everyday function. The protective coverings of nerve cells are damaged, which leads to diminished function in the brain and spinal cord.
Courtesy of Michelle Clos Michelle Clos, age 45, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her 30s after an episode of facial numbness. She cut back on her hour workweeks when fatigue crept into her life, and now finds that napping can help prevent dizziness and feelings of instability when walking. But she can still run 5Ks with energy management and gets great joy helping other people with MS achieve their goals.
Back to Multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis MS can cause a wide range of symptoms and affect any part of the body. Each person with the condition is affected differently.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system which mostly affects young adults living in the northern hemisphere. It is a disease primarily found in temperate climates, being rare in the tropics and increasing in frequency with distance from the equator. Canada has one of the highest prevalence rates in the world.