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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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What are the causes of MS and is it dangerous?

What are the causes of MS and is it dangerous?

Not known: We do not know the exact cause of ms, but do know that there are pts who have genetic susceptibilities, and that the disease is more common in northern climates. There is a relationship to prior ebstein barr virus infections, decreased vit d levels, and possible uv-b contact. Untreated ms can result in profound disability and may shorten lifespan. ...Read more

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Can MS cause central vein occlusion?

Can MS cause central vein occlusion?

Must disagree: This is a bandwagon that seems trendy, but the overwhelming evidence so far suggests that the blocks in the jugular and azygous veins draining into the neck, can be seen in normals as well as ms patients, and there is absolutely no backup congestion blood products found in the brain. This is a risky and absolutely unnecessary procedure, in spite of numerous advocates. No effect on ms. ...Read more

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Could my back pain be caused by my ms?

Could my back pain be caused by my ms?

Doubtful: Back pain can be caused by multiple events, but MS does not usually cause back pain as a symptom, and certainly does not present this way. If you have recently started the MS drug Gilenya, (fingolimod) back pain could be a transient adverse event. Otherwise search for a pain generator, and get this managed. ...Read more

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How can you stop dizziness caused by ms?

See below: Make sure that dizziness is due to ms and not inner ear process. First step is prevention, use potent agent to control disorder. Vestibular rehab program with physical therapist can help. Some meds can control symptoms. Realize that ms pts have a higher frequency of migraine, and that a migraine complication of paroxysmal vertigo may be playing a role here. Consider visit to sw medical center. ...Read more

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How long does it take for MS to cause symptoms of dementia?

How long does it take for MS to cause symptoms of dementia?

Unpredictable: Ms doesn't always lead to dementia. Some people have rapidly deteriorating courses & others are fairly stable. ...Read more

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How to distinguish if lesions are caused by MS on an MRI or MRI report?

Patterns: The typical MS pattern involves peri-ventricular lesions perpendicular and scattered over different areas of brain. Some might light up on contrast injection. If lesions are in both brain and spinal cord can confirm diagnosis. A spinal tap may also help. Changes on films highly confirmatory ...Read more

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My MS causes me with any sudden movement to loose my balance and coordination . What can I do to keep this from happening?

My MS causes me with any sudden movement to loose my balance and coordination . What can I do to keep this from happening?

A few tools: Coordination can respond to Physical Therapy gait training and vestibular rehab. Use of weighted bracelets and anklets can stabilize motions. Some pts respond to Buproprion, but that is unusual. Would definitely use a walker when out and about. ...Read more

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Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

Tinnitus is when a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more