It is estimated that 2.5 million people have multiple sclerosis (MS) worldwide. Here in the US, there are approximately 200 new cases every week. With the number of sufferers on the increase, it’s important to understand the treatment options available.
MS is a condition affecting the central nervous system comprising the brain and spinal cord. The nerves are protected by a special coating known as myelin. When this is damaged, the brain struggles to communicate with other parts of the body.
People with MS suffer from a number of symptoms such as pain in the muscles and joints, mental and physical fatigue and mobility problems. And these vary in severity from patient to patient.
Most commonly, MS sufferers will experience relapses, times when symptoms flare up, and remissions, times of no symptoms.