As soon as you experience bothersome numbing and tingling, it is best to discuss the source of it with your primary care physician familiar with your personal medical history. This will rule out other causes while also including Multiple Sclerosis as a suspect. If any changes occur such as numbness that's spread or appears on another part of your body, follow up with your PCP on Multiple Sclerosis' role in causing your body to lose temporary sensation.
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease. Progressing is what it does and unpredictably at that. The goal of treatment is to slow the progression down or to halt it entirely. But measuring progression is not as easy as it may sound. It takes repeated evaluations over a large period of time to document new levels of disability. It takes an even…