5 Treatments to Help Manage SMA

2. Assistive Equipment


Most spinal muscular atrophy patients will need equipment of some sort, particularly to help them get around. Those with milder types may only need walking frames, whereas those with type I or II will need electric wheelchairs.

Exoskeleton lets children with SMA walk for the first time. Find out more. 


  1. Elizabeth Brimi says:

    My daughter Catherine Ann has the 2 SMA and according to doctors at a early age predicted she wouldn’t live past 5 and now 35 yrs old and living with me! My questions are related to extend pain and we are needing help to motivate her to do more activities but always says no! She is extremely heavy for me to even lift! She is very intelligent and worries about the babies born with SMA! Wants to advocate for families. Please help in anyway!

    • Dianne Roncal, DMD says:

      Hi Elizabeth, we are very sorry to hear that but still so glad that your daughter is continuously fighting this disease. It would be a big help to find a support group in your area. Also, you might want to check out very inspiring articles written by our columnists who are fighting this disease: https://smanewstoday.com/category/columns/

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