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MS and Cerebellar function

MS and Cerebellar function - eye movement o Spinocerebellum...

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Learning Issue: Balance in MS-MH Susan asked, “What about balance in MS. “ I believe it has to do with the cerebral functional system. MS affects motor, sensory, cerebellar, cranial nerve/brainstem, autonomic, psychiatric, and miscellaneous functional systems. Please refer to the neuroanatomy book pg. 253 for all signs and symptoms of these systems. Below I have posted a primary MS resource. Cerebellar functional system signs and symptoms: Ataxia (limb, gait, truncal) Tremor Nystagmus Dysarthria Summary of Cerebellar function: Regulates movement and posture; and a role in motor learning Helps control rate, range, force, and direction of movements There are three main divisions o Vestibulocerebellum, is dominated by vestibular input and controls balance and
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Unformatted text preview: eye movement o Spinocerebellum, is dominated by spinal cord input and controls synergy of movement o Pontocerebellum, is dominated by cerebral input, via pontine nuclei, and controls the planning and initiation of movements Cerebellar Examination: • Alternating hands on knees • Thumb to each finger on the same hand • Finger to finger test • Finger to nose • Heel to shin • Romberg test • Gait MS primary resource: http://www.mdconsult.com/das/article/body/235645004-5/jorg=clinics&source=&sp=21830784&sid=0/N/690166/1.html?issn= Blumenfeld, H. NeuroAnatomy through Clincal Cases . 2nd ed.: Sinauer Associates, Inc.; 2010: 252-253. Costanzo LS. Physiology . 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, Inc.; 2010: 102....
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