Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) is a rare neuromuscular disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness in the voluntary muscles. PLS belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases.

PLS causes weakness in voluntary muscles – causing loss of control.

For example:

  • Loss of control of the legs
  • Loss of control of the arms
  • Loss of control of the tongue

Primary Lateral Sclerosis is a motor neuron disease causing muscle nerve cells to slowly break down and become weakened. PLS typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 60, however, a subtype of the condition – juvenile primary lateral sclerosis – begins in early childhood. Juvenile primary lateral sclerosis is caused by an abnormal gene passed from parents to children.

Symptoms of Primary Lateral Sclerosis

  • Stiffness in the legs
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Spasticity in the legs
  • Tripping
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Clumsiness
  • Weakness in the body’s core
  • Stiffness in the body’s core
  • Weakness and stiffness progressing to the arms, hands, tongue, and jaw
  • Facial muscle weakness
  • Hoarseness
  • Reduced rate of speech
  • Slurred speech
  • Drooling
  • Difficulty swallowing in late stages
  • Difficulty breathing in late stages

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment for Primary Lateral Sclerosis

The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to alleviate the symptoms of primary lateral sclerosis and increase your quality of life. The painful and debilitating symptoms of primary lateral sclerosis can be relieved through:

At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of primary lateral sclerosis can be achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach.

  • Manual – hands on – Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • High Tech Exercises
  • High Touch Exercises
  • Weight Resistance Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Tailored Home Exercise Program

Gold Standard Pain Management

Other highly effective pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:

  • Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Medical Massage

Medical Insurance Coverage for Primary Lateral Sclerosis Therapeutic Treatment

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of your primary lateral sclerosis treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from a primary lateral sclerosis. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location

Discover effective primary lateral sclerosis treatment provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.

Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.

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