“I am a consultant neurologist at the St George’s FND service, London UK. We are interested in physical conditions people develop after FND diagnosis. These require recognition and people can benefit from treatment. Quite a bit is known about physical triggers to FND but little about other physical conditions that develop later (like they can in anyone). Little is known what happens to medication either. In our experience changes in movement for example can lead to musculoskeletal problems like tendinitis/bursitis/carpal tunnel syndrome and sleep problems that are present/can develop can be caused by sleep apnoea, restless legs and other sleep disorders. Other neurological conditions often change as well (e.g. migraine) and benefit from treatment.”
[Dr Jan Coebergh, Consultant Neurologist, St Georges FND Service]
The information will be used for lecturing purposes on the subject to raise awareness of the role of follow up and monitoring, and identifying and treating new conditions.
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