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After her shocking appearance, the secret behind Celine Dion's recovery from stiff person syndrome

 

After her “shocking”

appearance at the Grammy Awards

  • experts reveal the secret of 
  • Celine Dion’s “recovery” 
  • from stiff person syndrome


Celine Dion surprised millions with her appearance at the conclusion of

the Grammy Awards on Sunday, where she presented

Taylor Swift with the prestigious Album of

the Year award amid her battle with the rare condition "Stiff Person Syndrome".


The Canadian pop star, aged 55, took to the stage for the first time in

three years and appeared to be in good health, despite her condition

which is characterized by severe and often violent muscle spasms

and can eventually lead to paralysis, necessitating the use of

a walker or wheelchair by patients.

In 2022 :

the Canadian singer revealed that she suffers from this rare condition

which is a neurological and autoimmune disorder causing severe muscle spasms

believed to affect only one in a million people.


Doctors believe it's caused by an immune system malfunction that

makes the body's fighter cells attack its nerves

leading to serious :

problems in trunk and leg movement, as well as bone fractures.


Audiences turned to social media to

express their shock at the singer's health appearance, in light of

recent accounts by her sister that she had "lost control of her muscles".

However :

according to experts, credit is likely due to a combination of

specialized medications and exercises she has followed to improve her

condition with her personal sports medicine therapist.


Despite there being no known cure for "Stiff Person Syndrome"

symptoms can be managed with certain medications, including

immunosuppressants, steroids, muscle relaxants, and sedatives.

It's also said that :

  1. she is working with
  2. "top researchers in the world"
  3. to address this rare disorder.

When treating a patient with

"Stiff Person Syndrome," also known as "Stiff-Man Syndrome,"

  • doctors typically address both the symptoms
  • and the underlying immune system issue.
  • Neurologists usually

start by prescribing muscle relaxants at very high doses

  • according to Dr. Stephen Vernino
  • a neurologist specializing in autoimmune neurological


While some patients may improve with muscle relaxants alone

others in severe cases may need to transition to immune therapies

  • or immune-suppressing medications aimed
  • at protecting the body from its own immune system.
  • There are many non-pharmacological treatments that

can also help :

as noted by Dr. Marinos Dalakas, a neurologist at Thomas Jefferson

University in Philadelphia, who pointed out that "selective physical

therapy :

(such as hydrotherapy or deep tissue massage or heat or ultrasound therapy)

may benefit some patients at different stages of the disease."