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?
Diagnosis of Spinocerebellar Ataxia is based on observation of symptoms and physical examination. Hereditary link of Spinocerebellar Ataxia can be confirmed through genetic testing.
HOW IS SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA TREATED?
Although there is no cure for Spinocerebellar Ataxia but doctors help cope with the symptoms. Physical therapy and speech therapy can help treat the symptoms and relieve pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is is one of the most common kinds of degenerative diseases that impacts more than 150,000 in the U.S alone.