What Causes Vertigo and Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the body’s central nervous system, wreaking havoc with the nerve impulses transmitted to the brain and spinal cord. The most common symptoms and side effects of MS include motor function, pain, weakness in muscles, depression, and severe vertigo.
Vertigo makes it difficult for people to stand and walk and can lead to falls that cause injury. In MS patients, when it is already difficult enough to move around, these bouts of vertigo can be very harmful. Common symptoms of vertigo, amplified greater in those who have multiple sclerosis, include:
- The ground feels as if it is rushing upwards.
- A feeling of the world around you continually spinning.