MS Alliance of Virginia

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The Mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Alliance of Virginia

  • Provide programs, events, activities and services for people living with MS in Southwest Virginia and the surrounding areas, including Veterans.
  • Educate and empower people with MS, their care partners, friends and family.  We will guide people to organizations that can assist people with their needs.
  • Contribute to awareness in the community, including educational programs to young people, first responders and community organizations.
  • Encourage and expand support groups to include assisted living facilities, homebound people and help others start upbeat groups in their area.

News and Announcements

MS Views and News Event changed to Virtual August 7

The Multiple Sclerosis Alliance of Virginia would like to thank MS Views and News for the decision to bring Dr. Aaron Boster to us virtually this coming Saturday.  Although we were honored to have the program live in Southwest Virginia,  it’s appreciated that Stuart...

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MS and Brain Fog: What You Need to Know

More than 50 percent of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience cognitive changes.
Sometimes cognitive changes are the first sign that you have MS, although they are more likely to occur later on, as the condition progresses.
These changes can happen with any type of MS but are more common in progressive MS.

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Listening to Your Body

Whether it’s progressing quickly or slowly, the unpredictability of multiple sclerosis can really lead you to question yourself. Am I fatigued or am I just tired? Did I fall because I’m clumsy or because I experienced foot drop? Is this a new symptom? Oh no, is this...

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Early Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis(MS) is defined as being an aggressive immune related disorder. What this basically means is that our immune system mistakenly labels a certain section of our body as a threat, which it attacks, similarly to how it would work to attack and eliminate...

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5 Foods That Help Manage Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system. The condition does not have a cure yet, but researchers say that a healthy, balanced diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help prevent frequent flare-ups and may even...

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6 Hand Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis

These simple, functional exercises can help you stretch and strengthen your hands in order to continue to independently perform everyday activities. Numbness or tingling in the hands, arms, and legs is often the earliest symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS). But...

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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With MS. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain vision changes, dizziness, or tingling. No matter what you’re feeling, you’re not...

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