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The word "ataxia", comes from the Greek word, " a taxis" meaning "without order or incoordination". The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. Ataxia is often used to describe a symptom of incoordination which can be associated with infections, injuries, other diseases, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system.
Thought this was appropriate to mark the day.“The Waking”by Theodore RoethkeI Wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.I learn by going where I have to go.We think by feeling. What is there to know?I hear my being…Continue
does anyone else out there have weakness in there thumbs? my hands seem to be fairly strong. Even though my hands\fingers remain strong i find that every year i seem to be losing strength in my thumbs. while it is easy to exercise my hands i am not…Continue
Im starting to clear my throat a lot. But when I want to swallow afterwards, its a real effort; it feels like I have just put that anaesthetic spray down my throat and so it doesn't work properly. It feels like the muscles are too big or…Continue
HI my name is Ron and I was diagnosed to a lifetime of Ataxia in April of 2008 by a major university in the state of Michigan.At first it wasn't so bad.Mostly it was a slured word or a little stumble.Now I can barely talk and I am limited to walking…Continue
Perhaps parents just aren't aware but for those of you who have children with ataxia there's a separate sub group :-)A special understanding and emotional support can often only be given by other parents whose child copes with challenging symptoms.Continue
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