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Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Spinocerebellar Ataxia is a hereditary disease affecting the areas of the brain responsible for movement coordination. This disease is degenerative meaning it will get progressively worse over time. Generally spinocerebellar ataxia begins to show outward signs at 35 years however this can be variable and symptoms depend on the individual. There are a number of different types of spinocerebellar ataxia, which are numbered depending on how the disease affects the nervous system.

The main symptoms may include difficulty coordinating walking, upper limb movements and speech problems. The symptoms that you experience may depend on the type of ataxia. Although there is no cure for the condition, successful management of the symptoms can be achieved through the use of physiotherapy.

Spinocerebellar Ataxia

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