Why Should You Get a Disabled Parking Placard?

Credit: Thinkstock 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 ...
Lisa Emrich

#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 scl...
Lisa Emrich

What Can Cause Dizziness in MS?

Credit: iStock Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) is enough to make your head spin. The amount of information available regarding MS and its symptoms is downright dizzying. But MS doesn’t just figuratively turn your world topsy-turvy, it ca...
Lisa Emrich

Why Does MS Make My Legs Hurt?

Credit: iStock Pain is a common symptom that affects people of all walks of life. It can be acute (sudden) or chronic (lasting more than three months). Pain can be a warning signal that you are injured, or it may result from miscommunication between ...
Lisa Emrich

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...
Lisa Emrich

MS Signs & Symptoms: Optic Neuritis

Credit: Thinkstock 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 anoth...
Lisa Emrich

MS Signs & Symptoms: Loss of Taste or Hypogeusia

Credit: Thinkstock The senses of smell and taste are closely related. Working together they can both alert us to dangers and enhance our enjoyment or dislike of certain foods. Our tongues are covered in thousands of little bumps called taste buds. Th...
Lisa Emrich