How is MS treated?
Treatment for MS is procured based primarily on the severity of the condition. In many cases, patients might have such mild symptoms of MS that little to no treatment may be necessary. Because there is no definitive cure for MS, learning how to treat the symptoms and minimize the ongoing attacks of MS on the body from a neurological standpoint are the best mitigations of this malady. The Mayo clinic has done a good job of comprehensively compiling many of the most common treatment regiments for MS patients These may include Corticosteroids, PRP or platelet rich plasma injections, Ocrevus or antibody medications, Copaxone, Tecfidera, Abuagio, Tysabri, Lemtrada, and many other drugs have been used to help with the multiplicity of conditions that come with MS. (Mayo Clinic)
Are advanced treatments being developed for MS?
Yes, some new alternate non-drug and multidisciplinary-based treatment methodologies have entered the arena. The Evox neurofeedback system platform both diagnoses and treats some of the dysregulated pathways caused by MS. The neurofeedback portion of the treatment exposes a patient to a series of visual stimuli in which the patient is rewarded by certain sounds for positive choices and certain sounds for negative choices. This cognitive training over long periods of time, sometimes several weeks or months, has been shown to help repair damaged areas of the brain and enforces a concept known as neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to reorganize nerve cell., You could call it exercising and expanding the neural synapses of the brain. This is a natural repair process that neurofeedback attempts to stimulate and endorse to help with the damage that has been done by MS. (MedicineNet.com)
Another advanced treatment regimen that is effectively treating one of the more potentially harmful symptoms of MS, dizziness and imbalance, is the VNG or Videostomography unit. The same plate actually has a dual purpose in training the patient to become more balanced by allowing the patient to stand on the plate where the plate is then subjected to certain electronic movements in coordination with a video program that involves movement or swaying slightly. This over time narrows down on the specific areas of weakness in balance and can actually help the patient establish confidence in balance over several weeks of treatment.
Lastly, electrical stimulation therapy has been shown to reduce neuropathies within patients. The numbness and tingling sensation in the extremities present in many MS patients can be a daunting, annoying, and challenging symptom to live with, even if sporadically. The Tesla Max platform uses patented alternating current technology to allow for the deepest, intense, and most relaxing electrical stim treatment available on the market to date. The intensity of the treatment is needed to cause muscle contractions which then increases blood flow and circulation to the extremities that have been cut off due to the effects of MS. It does this far more effectively than direct current-based units that are plentiful on the market but have limited clinical efficacy due to the burning sensation of increasing the voltage parameter too high. This treatment offers a non-drug alternative that is extremely effective, comfortable, and long lasting. It returns motor function to the hands, fingers, feet, and toes, and can allow the patient to experience activities of daily living more comfortably as a result of this revolutionary system.
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