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Spinocerebellar Ataxia is a progressive, degenerative genetic disease which manifests in multiple ways. Slowly progressive incoordination of gait and poor coordination of hands, speech and eye movements are the traits of Spinocerebellar Ataxia. More than 60 types of Spinocerebellar Ataxia have been identified. Symptoms of Spinocerebellar Ataxia vary with the specific type of disease and the individual.
• Loss of physical coordination
• Loss of control of gait
• In-coordinated eye, hand movement
• Incoherent speech
HOW IS SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA DIAGNOSED?
After examining the medical history, a General Physician/Neurologist diagnoses Spinocerebellar Ataxia by performing a complete physical examination, neuromuscular exam, CT scan, and MRI of the brain and spinal cord.
HOW IS SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA TREATED?
Treatment of ataxia is symptomatic and supportive. Continuous medical supervision to avoid potential complications involving the heart, lungs spine, bones and muscles is recommended. Mental functions usually remain unaffected in most forms of hereditary ataxia but emotional strain can affect patients and their families. In such cases, psychological counseling may be helpful. Physical therapy may be recommended by a physician. In addition, various aids may assist muscular movement. Some drugs may be useful in treating some symptoms of ataxia.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is estimated that 150,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Spinocerebellar Ataxia