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What is Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) ?

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is a group of rare, inherited neurological disorders. Their primary symptoms are progressive spasticity and weakness of the leg and hip muscles. The condition is characterized by insidiously progressive lower extremity weakness and spasticity.

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Latest Member Stories

Long road to discovery

by stevebertasso published 19 days ago
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My condition began to develop at the age of 34. I began to have difficulty running, stiffness and minor gait changes over the winter months. Duri...

My Daughter's Story

by batson_jessica published 27 days ago
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My daughter Brista was always a toe walker from the age of 9 months when she started walking. She walked, ran and did gymnastics on her toes. When ...

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