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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is stiffness in my left leg with back pain related to my MS?

    I am 33 years old newly diagnosed with MS, start on avenox last month, in the previous two weeks I've complained of stiffness in my left leg and back pain which interfere with my daily activity. I wonder if this is a relapse! And should I start on soulmedrol or just need supportive management like Baclofenc and physiotherapy.
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    Being such a common & debilitating problem, headaches are something that Katie really enjoys treating because it makes such a difference to the daily lives … View Profile

    Sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis.  One thing to remember is that not every pain you experience will be related to your MS.  What you are describing from your leg and back is extremely common and often treated by a physical therapist such as and Osteopath.  It would be worth getting your spine and pelvis assessed because probability-wise, it is likely to be a common spinal stiffness problem that we frequently resolve with hands-on treatment.

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    Jacey has worked as a physiotherapist for 20 years and is an Australian Physiotherapy Association Neurological Physiotherapist. "I am passionate about people getting the best … View Profile

    There are many signs and symptoms that people with MS experience. You would be best to link in with your treating specialist or seek help from a neurological physiotherapist.

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