When someone mentions multiple sclerosis, the first thought may be a person in a wheelchair. Though mobility issues are still tied to MS, a wheelchair is not a foregone conclusion. Learn more about what causes mobility issues and how best to work with limitations, rather than fighting them.
In August 1955, Dr. Kurtzke published the Disability Status Scale (DSS) which is used to evaluate a patient’s impairment due to MS on a 10-point scale. In 1983, Dr. Kurtzke published the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) which has the advantage of evaluating all major neurologic areas. Although the EDSS lacks sensitivity to…