Canadian singer Celine Dion recently made headlines after announcing the cancellation of her Courage tour citing her diagnosis with Stiff-Person Syndrome (SPS). This rare neurologic disorder affects the nervous system causing progressive muscle stiffness and spasms that can dramatically limit mobility and quality of life. Here's what you need to know about this little-known condition.

Stiff-Person Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects the body's normal ability to regulate muscle tone and movement. The condition is thought to be caused by an autoimmune response in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the cells responsible for regulating muscle movement. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can affect different muscles in the body, leading to muscle stiffness, spasms, and painful muscle contractions.

SPS is an extremely rare condition, with only a few hundred cases reported worldwide. It is more commonly diagnosed in women than men, and typically develops between the ages of 30-60 years. Because the condition is so rare, diagnosis is often delayed, with many individuals experiencing symptoms for months or even years before receiving an accurate diagnosis.

There is currently no cure for SPS, but there are several treatments available that can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. These include medications that target the nervous

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