Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic illness involving the central nervous system. Multiple Sclerosis is a disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord, and it occurs when the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. People with Multiple Sclerosis experience a wide range of symptoms and the common signs and symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis include fatigue, difficulty in walking, speech disorder, tremor, chronic pain, and many more.
HOW IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DIAGNOSED?
A neurologist may perform neurological examination to diagnose Multiple Sclerosis. The doctor also takes into consideration your symptoms and medical history. Imaging tests like MRI of the brain and spinal cord by using a contrast dye is the most effective diagnostic method. A spinal tap or lumbar punctures help find abnormalities in the spinal fluid.
HOW IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TREATED?
There is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, however, the treatment depends on speeding the process of recovery from attacks and slowing the progression of the disease and managing its symptoms. In most of the cases, a physical therapy helps in easing the pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Multiple Sclerosis can develop all at once or progress slowly