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In her monologue about her future world tours, the singer addressed the tough times she is going through, including difficulty walking and singing. Dion got emotional and also stated that she is under the supervision of a superb team of specialists and is focusing on her health with the intention of performing better in the future.

Stiff Person Syndrome is a highly uncommon autoimmune disorder of the nervous system. As claimed by John Hopkins, the condition affects two people in every million. The rare, progressive neurological condition causes gradual muscle stiffness and torturous spasms. 

In addition to stiff muscles in the arms, legs, and trunk, other symptoms include increased sensitivity to sound, touch, and emotional distress, which can cause muscle spasms.

People diagnosed with SPS might have unusual or bizarre postures, often bent over. Some individuals are not able to walk or move. Because they lack the regular reflexes to catch themselves, many people frequently fall. Other autoimmune conditions like type 1 diabetes, thyroiditis, vitiligo, and pernicious anaemia are frequently linked to the syndrome. 

SPS affects women more than men. However, oral diazepam, a muscle relaxant and anti-anxiety medication, including baclofen or gabapentin, helps in treating a number of symptoms.

According to a study supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy is beneficial in easing stiffness, relaxing muscles, and balancing sensitivity to sound, touch, and stress in SPS patients. Immunoglobulins are the immune system's own antibodies found in IVIg and can be obtained from healthy donors.

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