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Healthcast: Multiple Sclerosis Therapy - KFDX

Multiple sclerosis or MS, is a chronic disease affecting the central nervous system. People with MS can have fatigue, muscle pain or weakness and difficulty with motion. There is no cure, but researchers at one of the country's top rehabilitation institutes are studying massage techniques to see if m-s patients can find relief. Shavonne Thurman was in her twenties when numbness in her abdomen and double vision sent her to the doctor. Shavonne is taking part in a clinical trial, testing the effects of massage on m-s patients. For this study, therapists are using swedish massage techniques, long, even strokes that are easy to reproduce. Researchers want to measure the impact of massage on spasticity, involuntary muscle tightness. "How long you feel the effect is going to be different for each person," Christina Manella, a PT Massage Therapist said. Deborah Backus is the Director of MS research. She also wants to know if massage helps patients manage the stress of having a chronic disease. "MS it's been shown that the fatigue, the pain, it really is closely related with depression, psychological stress, which really impacts the quality of life," Backus said. Researchers at the Shepherd Center say there has been little prior research evaluating the use of massage therapy in MS, although the benefits of massage on patients with other diseases like chronic fatigue syndrome have been established. Many health insurance plans do not cover massage for MS or other chronic diseases, but researchers are hoping that further studies may help change that. Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic disease affecting the central nervous system. People with MS can have fatigue, muscle pain or weakness and difficulty with motion. There is no cure, but researchers at one of the country's top rehabilitation institutes are studying massage techniques to see if MS patients can find relief. Shavonne Thurman was in her twenties when numbness in her abdomen and double vision sent her to the doctor. You just wake up and it's like, today my legs don't want to work. Shavonne is taking part in a clinical trial testing the effects of massage on MS patients. Christina Manella, PT, Massage Therapist at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia told Ivanhoe, "In MS in. Source: www.texomashomepage.com

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  • Healthcast: Multiple Sclerosis Therapy

    05/18/15 ,via KFDX

    Dr. Backus: MS is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, the brain and the spinal cord. It disrupts the flow of information in the brain and the spinal cord which leads to trouble in the rest of the body. Symptoms are things like

  • Massage gives some MS patients relief

    05/18/15 ,via KLAS-TV

    Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, Director of Multiple Sclerosis Research at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia also wants to know if massage helps patients manage the stress of having a chronic disease. Backus told Ivanhoe, “With MS it's been shown that the 

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  • Healthcast: Multiple Sclerosis Therapy

    05/18/15 ,via Texoma's Homepage

    Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, Director of Multiple Sclerosis Research at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia also wants to know if massage helps patients manage the stress of having a chronic disease. Backus told Ivanhoe, "With MS it's been shown that the ...

  • Respectful discourse, religious liberty and equality highlight 2015 Shurden Lectures

    Continuing his call to understanding, Brownstein focused on the complexity of all church-state issues the next day in Macon, Georgia, when he gave his second ... manuscripts from colonial Baptist Isaac Backus and other artifacts. The 2016 Shurden Lectures ...

  • Massage for MS

    05/11/15 ,via Ivanhoe

    Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, Director of Multiple Sclerosis Research at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia also wants to know if massage helps patients manage the stress of having a chronic disease. Backus told Ivanhoe, “With MS it’s been shown that the ...

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