Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - When To Call a Doctor continued...
If you have been diagnosed with MS, at
some point you may need to seek the help of:
physical therapist, to assist with exercise to
maintain body strength and flexibility and deal with movement
occupational therapist, to identify ways of
accomplishing daily activities if MS has caused any physical
speech-language pathologist, to improve speech,
chewing, and breathing if MS has affected the muscles of the face and
physiatrist. A physiatrist can help with managing
pain, maintaining strength, and adapting to physical disability. A
psychiatrist, to evaluate and treat
anxiety or other mood disorders, and problems with
memory and concentration if these develop. A
pain management specialist, to help with any
significant chronic pain that MS may cause. A pain specialist,
often as part of a pain clinic, can help find ways of reducing pain when
possible and dealing with pain that doesn't go away. A
neurosurgeon, to perform surgery for severe
spasticity. To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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February 18, 2010
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