Common Neck Conditions

Motor Neuron Disease MND

What is it?

MND is a disease in which the motor neurones (nerves which make muscles move) are attacked. It is a progressive degenerative disease. Its exact cause is not clear but may be linked to things such as the chemical processes within nerve cells or the cells ability to move nutrients in and waste products out.

Symptoms

Symptoms can vary. In the early stages these may include tiredness, muscle pains or cramps or a weakness in the arms / legs and a feeling of clumsiness such as tripping regularly. As the disease progresses, these symptoms will become more severe.

Treatments

• An Ankle Foot Orthosis is provided to aid walking and prevent tripping.

• A night or resting Ankle Foot Orthosis is used to prevent contractures.

• A neck collar is used to prevent the neck from bending forwards and aid walking talking and swallowing.