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Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Life Expectancy: What to Know About SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a genetic disorder that affects the central nervous system. The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides a clear and concise definition: Most of the nerve cells that control muscles are located in the spinal cord, which accounts for the word spinal ... Continue Reading
  • Living with Adult Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Type 4 Like many kinds of chronic disease, living with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is easier with proactive management. And while exercise is important for all seniors, it can be particularly important for older adults with SMA. But what is adult spinal muscular atrophy, and how ... Continue Reading
  • The Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Seniors For many, spinal muscular atrophy begins in early childhood or even at birth; however, there are forms of the disease that begin in early to middle adulthood. The age of onset can play an important role when it comes to the severity of the disease, but regardless of when an ... Continue Reading