Managing the Symptoms of MS

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Managing the Symptoms of MS

SKU# 9781936303649

Author: Randall T. Schapiro MD, FAAN


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The fully updated and revised sixth edition of the definitive guide to clinically tested and proven methods for effectively managing all of the symptoms characteristic of MS and MS treatment.

Based on the most up-to-date disease management strategies, medical and research breakthroughs, and latest drug therapies, Dr. Randall T. Schapiro provides the information you need to manage both the disease and symptoms, and make everyday life easier. New chapters offer essential advice for those newly diagnosed with the disease, and those who experience more symptoms with age.

Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis features comprehensive treatment options for:

  • Fatigue
  • Spasticity
  • Tremor
  • Incontinence
  • Speech and swallowing difficulties
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Cognitive difficulties


Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 16, 2014
  • Page Count 232
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303649
  • EISBN 9781617052187

Table of Contents 

"Part I. The Disease and Its Management
; Chapter 1: What is Multiple Sclerosis?
; Chapter 2: For the Newly Diagnosed
; Chapter 3: Managing the Disease Process
; Part II. Managing MS Symptoms
; A. Movement and Walking
; Chapter 4: Fatigue
; Chapter 5: Spasticity
; Chapter 6: Weakness
; Chapter 7: Tremor and Balance
; Chapter 8: Paroxysmal Symptoms
; Chapter 9: Mobility: Putting it All Together
; Chapter 10: Pressure Sores
; B. Bladder and Bowel
; Chapter 11: Bladder Symptoms
; Chapter 12: Bowel Symptoms
; C. Speech and Swallowing
; Chapter 13: Speech Difficulties
; Chapter 14: Swallowing Difficulties
; D. Sensory Disturbances
; Chapter 15: Vision
; Chapter 16: Pain
; Chapter 17: Dizziness and Vertigo
; Chapter 18: Numbness, Cold Feet, and Swollen Ankles
; E. Cognition and Memory
; Chapter 19: Cognitive Difficulties
; Part III. Your Total Health
; Chapter 20: Diet and Nutrition
; Chapter 21: Exercise
; Chapter 22: Sexuality
; Chapter 23: Adapting to Multiple Sclerosis
; Chapter 24: Aging with Multiple Sclerosis
; Part IV. Appendices
; A.Glossary
; B.Exercises for Spasticity
; C.Transfers and Mobility
; D.Resources

Editorial Review(s) 

“A necessary resource for patients and their caregivers to have on hand.”—Doody’s Reviews
“A practical, informative, and medically sound instructional guide to dealing with the day-to-day difficulties induced by MS...A 'reader accessible' resource written especially for those with MS and their medical/familial caretakers.”—The Bookwatch
“Provides a roadmap for patients and professionals to symptomatic relief of MS symptoms...Schapiro doesn't merely provide medical or surgical solutions, he offers lifestyle strategies as well.”—PA Today
“Recommend[ed] not only for patients but also for doctors and other health professionals that, although not specialized in MS, come in contact with these patients."—Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
“A very helpful book for those who treat multiple sclerosis patients...Recommended for neurologists, general physicians, physiotherapists and postgraduate students.”—World Neurology
“Written for people with multiple sclerosis, but the comprehensive contents would be of use to undergraduate students or junior practitioners unfamiliar with the area. As such, it would be a useful resource for any multiple sclerosis group or treatment center and a helpful addition to a departmental library.”—Physiotherapy