Ataxia

Ataxia is not good. Makes my arms/hands shake like hell.Also my left leg likes to jump in, then it’s really on! Concentration doesn’t make any difference, just blurs the vision focus even more. Just simple,easy things can take literally hours. Very frustrating but there isn’t much I can do about it, hard for others to understand tho.

Cerebellar ataxia – bilateral
This is ataxia caused by a dysfunction of the cerebellum – a region in the brain which is involved in the assimilation of sensory perception, coordination and motor control. Cerebellar ataxia causes some basic neurological problems, such as:

  • Floppiness (hypotonia).
  • Lack of co-ordination between organs, muscles, limbs or joints (asynergy).
  • Impaired ability to control distance, power, and speed of an arm, hand, leg or eye movement (dysmetria).
  • Difficulty in accurately estimating how much time has passed (dyschronometria).
  • An inability to perform rapid, alternating movements (dysdiadochokinesia).

How the patient is affected depends on which parts of the cerebellar are lesioned, and whether lesions occur on one side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral). 

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