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What is the effect of excessive cold on multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Louis Rosner
Neurology
Excessive cold can also be a bad influence on multiple sclerosis (MS). Although cold packs have long been recognized as an effective part of physical therapy in treatment of spasticity, excessive exposure to cold weather can make walking more difficult by aggravating muscle stiffness.
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