Episode 273: Spasticity and MS with Dr. Michelle Cameron

RealTalk MS

Nov 21 2022 • 35 mins

Spasticity is one of the most common symptoms of MS, impacting up to 80% of the people living with MS. It can feel like mild muscle tightness that you wish would just go away or it can be so painful and debilitating that it keeps you from moving. Dr. Michelle Cameron joins me in this episode to discuss what spasticity is and how to best manage it.

Dr. Cameron is a neurologist and physical therapist, a professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University, Interim Chief of Neurology at the VA Portland Healthcare System, and Co-Director of the VA MS Center of Excellence West.

We're also talking about a new framework for thinking and talking about MS that's been proposed by an international panel of MS experts.

We'll tell you about a study that looked at polypharmacy and MS (Of course, we'll also tell you what polypharmacy is and why you should be aware of it!)

We'll share the details around the discovery of human antibodies that have been shown to prevent Epstein-Barr infection (And we'll explain why this could be incredibly important)

If you're an MS caregiver, or you know one, I'm asking for just 5 minutes of your time.

We're celebrating National Caregivers Month by breaking down the details of the National Family Caregiving Strategy that was recently submitted to Congress.

And we're celebrating the indomitable quality of the human spirit by sharing the story of Eric Domingo Roldan and his mom, Sylvia.

We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!

Thanksgiving is two days away! :22

This Week: Managing Spasticity 1:02

Experts propose a new framework for thinking about and talking about MS 2:07

Polypharmacy and MS 5:55

Researchers identify antibodies that prevent Epstein-Barr Virus infection 9:02

If you're an MS caregiver, or you know one, can I have 5 minutes of your time? 11:30

The 2022 National Family Caregivig Strategy 13:55

Eric Domingo Roldan and his mom, Sylvia, make it into the Guinness Book of World Records 16:34

Dr. Michelle Cameron discusses spasticity and MS 18:40

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Multiple Sclerosis Progression: Time for a New Mechanism-Driven Framework

Tremlett's MS Research Explained: Polypharmacy and Multiple Sclerosis: A Population-Based Study

STUDY: Polypharmacy and Multiple Sclerosis: A Population-Based Study

RealTalk MS Episode 229: Evidence Shows MS Is Triggered by the Epstein-Barr Virus with Dr. Kassandra Munger and Dr. AJ Joshi

RealTalk MS Episode 231: Evidence Shows EBV Triggers MS: Understanding the Impact of this Breakthrough Research with Dr. Bruce Bebo

STUDY: Epstein-Barr Virus gH/gL Has Multiple Sites of Vulnerability for Virus Neutralization and Fusion Inhibition

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2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

Eric Domingo Roldan's Instagram Handle

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RealTalk MS Episode 273
Guest: Dr. Michelle Cameron

Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS

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