In the image below, you can explore some of the signs and symptoms that may appear in people living with SMA.*

*Further signs and symptoms may be indicative of SMA, speak to your doctor for further information.

REDUCED BREATHING ABILITY

HYPOTONIA

  • e.g. difficulty in raising the arms above the head

SCOLIOSIS

PROXIMAL MUSCLE WEAKNESS

  • especially in hips & shoulders

HYPOTONIA

  • e.g. difficulty running or climbing stairs
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Adapted from Montes J, 20201

This checklist of SMA signs and symptoms is organised around the domain they affect:

KEY MOTOR SYMPTOMS1,4

BONE SYMPTOMS1,4

RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS1,5

GENERAL SYMPTOMS1,5

“When I got the diagnosis, I was 16, going on 17, I took it pretty good because it was putting a name on what I had.”

by Samuel

A lot has changed in the management of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).3,6,7 Speak to your doctor to learn more.

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The characters shown are real patients and the required consent to use their stories has been obtained from the patients and families. Photographs are for illustrative purposes only.