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Is discomfort while walking normal for a MSA patient ?

My name is Giridhar prasad.Age-60 yrs, height-5 8 weight-84kgs.I have a problem of imbalancement. I consulted to AIIMS, CMC-vellore.They diagonosed me as a patient of MSA(multiple sysem attrophy).This problem I have from last 3 yrs.Now I am feeling very much discomfort while walking.I am taking the medicines prescribed by CMC(vellore).Please give me advices.I am too worried.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Apr 2011
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Thanx for chooosing health care magic,MSA(multiple system atrophy) is a degenerative disorder of nerve cells in specific areas of brain.
It can involves cerebellar area, which controls the balance and co-ordination.there can be difficulty in initiating movement as well as problem in balancing while walking.
physiotherapy can play vital role in your symptoms.cosnult a good physiotherapist, who can give you gait training.
there specific exercises which improves balance and co-ordination. you can also use some walking aid like cane or walker etc.
In some cases when there are more episodes of fall, wheelchair can be advised for mobility.
Answered: Thu, 23 Jun 2011
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