I have trouble with my speech, balance, weakness, and I can't use my right hand because it jerks when I try to use it. Sometimes I have blurred vision. I was first diagnosed with MS in 1982. About 10 years ago I was told that I have Cerabella Degeneration. I have been unable to fine any info. about it.
13 Feb 2012
Cerebellar degeneration is a complication of MS. It is where the nerve cells in the part of your brain that controls muscle coordination (cerebellum) deteriorate and die - as a result you experience symptoms such as difficulty with speech, balance, walking etc. The group of symptoms are often referred to as ataxia.
Unfortunately ataxia due to MS might not be treatable. Talk with your doctor. You may benefit from a walking aid or some form of physiotherapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy to help with day to day tasks.
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