Category Archives: physical pain

MS flare? When to call the doctor…

For many people suffering with MS, knowing when to call the doctor is a difficult decision.  Questions abound as to the significance of symptoms and what exactly is an exacerbation compared to the new “normal” for the patient. An exacerbation … Continue reading

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The MS Hug

“MS Hug” is a term used to define a symptom that is generally experienced as a tightening, in spasm, or burning sensation that affects the region of the body anywhere from under the arms to the waist. Discomfort associated with … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Animals

Animals play an important role as companions in the lives of people, and have, since prehistoric times.  The first therapeutic use of animals is thought to date back to ninth century Belgium. In the United States pet therapy began with … Continue reading

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

When is the last time you laughed so hard it brought tears to your eyes or made your sides hurt?  Humor is the most infectious way to break ice and bond with people but did you know that laughter is … Continue reading

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