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What is MS?

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the body's central nervous system. Multiple sclerosis destroys the layer of insulation around nerve cells, leaving hard scar tissue known as plaque. MS also damages axons in the nervous system. Relapsing-Remitting and chronic progressive are the two main types of Multiple Sclerosis.  MS is a degenerative disease that may lead to permanent disability.

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Maybe you have heard the term "Spinal MS."  What is that?!  I thought MS was either relapsing-remitting, primary progressive, secondary progressive, progressive relapsing, or "benign."The lesions caused by multiple sclerosis can occur anywhere within the central nervous system  which includes the brain, the spinal cord, and the…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted What Is Advanced MS? Credit: Thinkstock   Rosalind Kalb of the National MS Society stated at the Consortium of MS…

07/14/16

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on What Is Spinal MS? Hi speightwillie, I'm sorry to hear that you've been diagnosed with MS, but glad to welcome you to MS…

06/12/16

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered What is Dawson Finger? Hi Kimberly, I'm sorry that you are having such difficulties. Diagnosis can be tricky sometimes.…

06/04/16

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted New Way to Evaluate MRI Scans May Lead… Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become one of the most important…

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