Stability Ball Chairs and MS

The stability ball chairs, also called an exercise ball or swiss ball chair, will greatly improve the aching back, legs and arms that come from working at your desk for hours. Working at the computer for extended times makes the office chair an all-important piece of furniture. The stability ball …

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Multiple Sclerosis and Chiropractic Therapy

My regular Chiropractor, Dr. Hawkins was out of town! My back and sides felt like electrical shocks and stabs with every movement that I made! The pain was so intense that my knees buckled and I dropped to the floor in tears every time I tried to walk! I was …

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Service Dog Aids MSer

Service Dogs are Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Assistance Dogs. Any kind of assistance animals are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of the owner  including, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items. After Debra’s doctor suggested that a …

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One Less Stress While Living with Multiple Sclerosis

by Mandy Harrell Urinary incontinence is one of those things many people aren’t comfortable talking about. The hush-hush issue is rarely discussed publicly despite its frequency, including an estimated 80 percent of people with multiple sclerosis who deal with incontinence on a daily basis. If that’s you, you’re not alone. …

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OT Tips to Combat MS Fatigue

by Stephanie Tinney As a clinician I have been taught how to analyze activities, break them down to small segments and reconstruct them through problem solving so that the person can be successful. .   One simple tip to help with fatigue is to simply choose lighter household products. I’m …

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Why MS Fatigue?

As I was doing my hair this morning, my arms were incredibly heavy, I could barely lift them up to finish. It got me wondering exactly why those of us living with MS suffer from more fatigue than others? I Googled it and found some very interesting articles! The National …

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July 2012 Walking Update ~ Get Out of the House

Get out of the house! Get into the fresh air ~ visit with people in real life! I know this opens up a can of worms! Temperature issues Fatigue setbacks Mobility troubles Motivational difficulties Attitude predicaments And the list goes on. All of these issues are opportunities for another post; …

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Weight Loss 4 Wellness Update ~ Depression & Confessions

It’s been over a week now, probably closer to two, that I’ve had a dark cloud over my head following me around. It often comes with a knot in my stomach that aches like I’ve swallowed a bag full of marbles. Do you know that feeling? That’s what my depression feels like. …

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Remembering Jack Kevorkian in Wake of BC Supreme Court Decision

Dr. Jack Kevorkian died at age 83, June 3, 2011 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan where he had been hospitalized with kidney and heart problems. Known world-wide as the advocate of assisted suicide, he was nicknamed Dr. Death. A pathologist by profession, Kevorkian took a public stand about …

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Canadians Debate Physician-Assisted Suicide

Gloria Taylor, who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease, won the right to die … to suspend the law banning physician-assisted suicide last week. After two years of consultations and research the Dying with Dignity commission of the Quebec National Assembly has issued a new report recommending euthanasia. The National Assembly …

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