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Ataxia is an impaired neurological condition of the body that affects the muscles. Ataxia is a symptom, not a specific disease. Areas that are affected commonly include:

• Physical coordination – various areas of the body are affected, particularly walking
• Balance – ability to undertake normal skills such as walking and stepping may be extremely difficult or impossible
• Movement abilities – ability to walk, move the limbs, extend or reach with the limbs, gesture
• Speech – dysarthria – ability to form words and speak
• Eye movements – nystagmus, or ability look from left to right, up and down, etc.
• Ability to bend down, stoop, grasp object – affects ability to pick up objects from the floor, tie shoes, etc.

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Ataxia, but there are methods to manage and mildly rehabilitate those living with this condition. These methods are as follows:
Physical Therapy
Movement Therapy
Speech Therapy
Balance skills enhancement
Improvement has been shown through through chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture treatment.

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