Ataxia describes a lack of muscle control during voluntary movements, such as walking or picking up objects. A sign of an underlying condition, ataxia can affect movement, speech, eye movement and swallowing. If you aren't aware of having a condition that causes ataxia, such as multiple sclerosis, see your doctor if you Lose balance, Lose muscle coordination in a hand, arm or leg, Have difficulty walking, Slur your speech, Have difficulty swallowing.
There's no treatment specifically for ataxia. Adaptive devices or therapies are recommended to help with your ataxia. For ataxia caused by conditions such as multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy, ataxia might not be treatable. In that case, your doctor may be able to recommend adaptive devices. They include: Canes or walkers for walking, Modified utensils for eating, Communication aids for speaking.
There's no treatment specifically for ataxia. Adaptive devices or therapies are recommended to help with your ataxia.Physical therapy to help you build strength and enhance your mobility, Occupational therapy to help you with daily living tasks, such as feeding yourself, Speech therapy to improve speech and aid swallowing. The Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of ataxia in Singapore is 108 in an estimated population of 4,353,893.