Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 43-47

Rehabilitation of multiple sclerosis patients in India

Director, Surya Neuro Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Nirmal Surya
Surya Neuro Centre, 310 Lotus House, 33/A New Marine Lines, Next to Liberty Cinema, Mumbai - 400 020, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.164828

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive disease which is one of the leading causes of handicap in young subjects. The large range of symptoms associated with MS lead to continuing decline in neurologic status and quality of life. The coexistence of physical and cognitive impairments, together with the imprevisible evolution of the disease makes MS rehabilitation very challenging. The main objective of rehabilitation is, therefore, to ease the burden of symptoms by improving self-performance and independence. Inpatient, outpatient and Home rehabilitation with multidisciplinary team has been shown to be beneficial in improving disability. Individualized programs elaborated by a multidisciplinary team of experts are the key to success of rehabilitation. Family plays a big role and Family Based Rehabilitation will be important in long term rehab program in MS.

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