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.
You may or may not have MS. You are hearing terms like lesions, demyelination, oligoclonal bands, brain atrophy, white spots, disease-modifying drugs, etc., etc.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…