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    Does multiple sclerosis always cause paralysis?

    My aunty has MS and I have always wondered if it will eventually cause paralysis? Will she eventually need a wheel chair?
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    Dr Phu Hoang

    Physiotherapist

    I am currently working with MS Australia ACT/NSW/VIC as a Senior Physiotherapist and at Neuroscience Research Australia as a Research Officer under an NHMRC Post-doctoral … View Profile

    No, MS does not always cause paralysis. Epidemilogical studies showed that < 30% people with MS will end up using wheelchair for mobility. A recent cross-sectional study recently conducted on MS population in metropolitan Sydney, Australia also showed only 27% of the population are in Disease Step 6, i.e. need wheelchair most of the time for mobility.

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