STIFF PERSON SYNDROME

Leaves patient with horrible posture. Makes patient feel rigid and stiff especially in the trunk area. I personally don't like the sensitivity in my feet, legs nor do I enjoy the sensitivity to noise, environment. My case resulted in a particular episode. This also impacts physiological areas for each person.

Synonyms:
Stiff Trunk
Stiffness in body
Highly sensitivity in extremities.

Types:
SPS

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Immune system
Immune system
Muscular system
Muscular system
Nervous system
Nervous system
Skeletal system
Skeletal system
Urinary system
Urinary system

Symptoms

  • Stiff in joints

Treatments

  • No one treatment only pain relief.
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    14 people with Stiff Person Syndrome have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Stiff Person Syndrome is 1141 points (32 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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