A severe condition that affects the muscle movement of the individual is referred to as Spastic Ataxia. It is also referred to as Autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay or ARSACS. The most common symptoms of this problem include waste of muscle, acute pain in the muscles followed with feeling of extreme fatigue and tiredness. Trouble in movements is also experienced here.
HOW IS SPASTIC ATAXIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Spastic Ataxia depends on the symptoms, physical examination and clinical evaluation. The neurologist may evaluate your medical and family history during diagnosis. A complete neurological examination through an MRI of the brain and spine help confirm diagnosis. Genetic testing may be done in some cases.
HOW IS SPASTIC ATAXIA TREATED?
Treatment of Autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay or spastic ataxia is not possible. Usually the underlying problem that caused it in the first place is treated like vitamin deficiency is headed with supplements and nutritional diet. Physiotherapy and massage helps to.
DID YOU KNOW?
The symptoms of this problem is evident in toddlers of the age group 12-18 months.