Does multiple sclerosis have sensory issues?

Sensory problems, or alterations in sensitivity, are usually one of the first symptoms of multiple sclerosis and occur in 20 to 50 percent of people with the disease. These abnormal sensations, known as paresthesias, include numbness, tingling, burning, and increased sensitivity. Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) often experience a change in skin sensations, known as sensory symptoms or altered sensations. If you've felt something on your skin that's strange and hard to describe, you're not alone.

According to a study, people with multiple sclerosis (MS), both with and without cognitive impairments, have problems processing sensory information, which is related to a greater severity of the disease and difficulties in daily life. We also show a difference between the current and past sensorimotor functioning of people with multiple sclerosis and the control group in terms of social and emotional contacts. To date, little research has been done on sensory integration disorders in multiple sclerosis, although interest has increased markedly in recent years. With the title “Sensory processing difficulties adversely affect functional behavior in multiple sclerosis”, it was published in the journal Disability and Rehabilitation.

However, clinical practice shows that this theoretical classification, based mainly on the patient's symptoms and the description of past events, sometimes does not make it possible to properly categorize the patient's phenotype, since all the phenotypes of multiple sclerosis share common characteristics. There are some relative differences in several imaging and laboratory markers (levels of serum neurofilaments and cerebrospinal fluid, rate of formation of new lesions, rate of brain and spinal cord atrophy), but none of them allow us to precisely indicate the subtype of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, chronic, and neurological disease of the central nervous system. To date, studies have been carried out mainly with specialized diagnostic equipment and their main objective is to show the correlations between the neurophysiological exponents of sensory integration and the disease of multiple sclerosis.

The underlying cause of multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory process whose pathogenesis is not yet fully understood.

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