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These Treatments May Help Imbalance Related to Multiple Sclerosis

How MS affects the body's "output" functions

Other symptoms that MS can have on balance include issues with brain and body coordination as well as muscle issues with tremors, stiffness, weakness, or spasms. All of these symptoms prevent your muscles from receiving proper information from your brain and prevent your muscles from sending accurate information to your brain. For example, with MS, your brain may have trouble trying to tell a stiff or weak muscle which position it should be in. The muscle may not respond at all or may respond in a delayed fashion. All of these symptoms can lead to being imbalanced when the body needs certain muscles to be in certain positions in order to be properly balanced.

While MS can cause issues with your vision, inner ear, and sensory changes, there are many other issues that can also cause balance problems. For example, balance complications can be caused by ear infections, vertigo, or a wide range of other causes. This is why it is crucial that anyone with MS communicate any issues or changes in balance immediately with your physician. You don't want a health issue to go untreated just because you have mistakenly attributed the symptoms to your MS.