Video Game Can Help MS Patients Reduce Falls

August 26, 2014 11:18 PM

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Video Game Can Help MS Patients Reduce Falls

Falls are a serious concern for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, in which the body’s immune system attacks the protective covering or sheath surrounding nerve fibers. The risk for serious head and extremity injuries can increase with the duration of the disease.

As disruption of balance is both a common and debilitating symptom of MS, initiatives to reduce the incidence of falls would be welcomed by patients and medical providers.

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