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MS Info

At no time should the information presented replace or supersede the recommendations of your own physician. If you have any concerns, please take the information or questions to your physician.

ABOUT MS

In this section you will find information on Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

 

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, neurological-progressive disease that attacks the myelin in the central nervous system (CNS). Myelin is the protective sheath that covers the nerves (axon) in the brain and spinal cord (CNS).

  • Introduction to MS

    MS is a chronic, neurological-progressive disease that attacks the myelin in the central nervous system (CNS).

  • The Brain & Central Nervous System

    The human nervous system is divided into two parts: the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS).

  • How MS Affects Neurons

    Nerve cells, also called neurons, are the core component of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system.

  • MS & MRI

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is commonly used to view the brain and spinal cord. MRI is a tool to help physicians diagnose MS and assess disease activity.

  • Types of MS

    There are different types of MS. Each type has its own characteristics.

  • EDSS

    Your healthcare professional can monitor and evaluate your degree of physical ability and function using the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS).

  • MS Medication & Devices

    Disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) can help improve the quality of life for those living with MS.

  • MS & Relapses

    A relapse is the appearance of a new MS symptom or a worsening of old symptoms that last at least 24 hours without fever and active infection.

  • MS Injection Sites

    Where and how you inject your MS therapy will depend on the type of disease-modifying drug (DMD) your neurologist has prescribed for you.

  • MS & Cells

    View a video that explains how MS affects the body.

  • MS & Motherhood

    Deciding on motherhood for women living with MS.

  • Miscellaneous

    In this section you will find more information on various topics related to MS.