Lhermitte’s Sign

What is Lhermitte’s Sign?
More than two-thirds of those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience what is known as “Lhermitte’s Sign” or “The Barber’s Chair Symptom”. It is a sensation of buzzing, tingling and electric shocks brought about by lowering the head as to bring the chin closer to the chest. These sensations are usually felt in the spine, arms and legs.

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The 4 Types of MS

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For anyone newly diagnosed with MS, you will quickly learn that the disease effects everyone differently for many different reasons. One reason is the fact that there are several different types of MS much like there are different types of apples, they may all be apples but some are red, some are green, some are sweet, and some are sour. Let’s go over the different types of Multiple Sclerosis which include relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), secondary-progressive MS (SPMS), primary-progressive MS (PPMS), and progressive-relapsing MS (PRMS).

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