Latest by Lisa Emrich

Why Should You Get a Disabled Parking Placard?

Handicapped parking is one of the more controversial issues in the multiple sclerosis (MS) community. Many people have mixed feelings about the need to park in designated parking spaces that offer some level of increased access to public and private ...

#RealMSProfiles: Bobbie G.

In honor of MS Awareness Month, HealthCentral is sharing the stories of community members living with MS in our new #RealMSProfiles series. If you are interested in sharing your story, please answer these questions. “My biggest joy with multiple scle...

MS Signs & Symptoms: Dizziness

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be enough to make your head spin.

Why Does MS Make My Legs Hurt?

People living with MS can experience different types of pain in the limbs (legs or arms), the most common of which are neuropathic or musculoskeletal. Some MS leg pain is accompanied by sensory changes.

Weakness, Numbness, and Tingling in My Hands: Is it MS or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

tingling in hands Credit: iStock Distinguishing between the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and those of other conditions can be difficult at times. One year after I was diagnosed with MS, I began to experience problems with both of my hands. The...

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy?

Credit: Thinkstock People with multiple sclerosis (MS) have special needs when it comes to physical rehabilitation. Physical therapists who specialize in neurological disorders have the training, skills, and equipment to better assess patient needs a...

9 Ways to Manage Fatigue with MS

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)—affecting about 80 percent of people with MS. Here are some practical ways to manage it.

MS Signs & Symptoms: Optic Neuritis

On a Tuesday morning in March 2000, I woke up to a world that looked like someone had smeared Vaseline jelly on my glasses; I couldn’t see well at all. Not yet diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (my diagnosis wouldn’t come for another five years), I h...

Speaking with Your State Legislators about MS: State Action Day in Virginia

The Virginia chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMMS), of which I am a member, led the way for state advocacy across the country in support of policies that will benefit people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other chronic di...

MS Signs and Symptoms: What is Hypogeusia?

Learn about the potential causes for hypogeusia, the reduced ability to taste, in people with Multiple Sclerosis.