New local study will determine if MS patients can benefit from telemedicine

About 7,000 people in Alabama and Mississippi have multiple sclerosis. And doctors say there could be thousands more who are undiagnosed. Now a new study being done here in Central Alabama aims to make treatment easier.

People with multiple sclerosis can have difficulty walking and weakness in their muscles. “A condition where sometimes people have a sense of hopelessness,” says Dr. Jim Rimmer, “and one of the major side effects of MS is balance and a big risk in people with MS is the risk of fall so we know exercise helps with fall prevention, it helps with balance.”