SECTION 4: BALANCE
Balance difficulties are common in MS, and can result from a combination of:
Treating other symptoms that affect balance, such as spasticity, weakness, and tremor, can be of help. Balance can also worsen from being "out of condition," and a physical therapist with experience in MS can design an exercise program and teach helpful techniques. Hippotherapy (therapeutic horseback riding) may improve balance as well. Some individuals may benefit from Ritalin ® (methylphenidate), which is a medication developed for attention deficit disorder. The usual dose for this oral medication is 10 to 60 mg daily, normally taken 30 to 45 minutes before eating -or as your physician directs. Because it may cause difficulty sleeping, it is recommended that you take your last dose before 6:00 pm.
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