The following is from a study published in The Journal of Stereotactic and
“About 11-15% of patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia experience painful muscle
spasms or muscle contractions, but little is known about the underlying
processes that cause this complication.”
With Friedreich’s Ataxia, the spasms and other irritants, have driven me to
become innovative with the methods employed to alleviate the pain of these
involuntarily movements. This has become the cornerstone of my life.
So here again is a difficult issue that I must face. Do I undergo a
procedure to reduce spasms, which in turn could potentially reduce my
In my recent blog post, I discuss the relationship between deteriorating
muscle spasms and my individualistic style of Friedreich’s Ataxia. Read it
Peter Gibilisco, B Bus (Acc) Ph.D. (Melb).
Honorary Fellow University of Melbourne.
New Book: 6 & 1/2 Years on a Dunghill: Life in Specialist Disability
See my web-site http://petergibilisco.com.au/
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