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Head pre-cooling improves symptoms of heat-sensitive multiple sclerosis patients.

Reynolds L, Short C, Westwood D, Cheung S ...see all

The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, vol. 38, issue 1 (2011) pp. 106-11

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Abstract

Damage to the central nervous system by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) leads to multiple symptoms, including weakness, ambulatory dysfunction, visual disturbances and fatigue. Heat can exacerbate the symptoms of MS whereas cooling can provide symptomatic relief. Since the head and neck areas are particularly sensitive to cold and cooling interventions, we investigated the effects of cooling the head and neck for 60 minutes on the symptoms of MS.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Body Temperature
  • Body Temperature: physiology
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cryotherapy: methods
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Female
  • Head
  • Head: physiology
  • Hot Temperature
  • Hot Temperature: adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis: complications
  • Paresthesia
  • Paresthesia: etiology
  • Paresthesia: therapy
  • Time Factors
  • Walking

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Authors

  • Luke F Reynolds

  • Christine a Short

  • David a Westwood

  • Stephen S Cheung

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