Monday, August 03, 2015


At a Glance

Though MS cannot be cured, it is vital to try to slow the progession of the disease through treatment.  Patients are given the option to begin use of a disease-modifying drug.  Additionally, patients may be given steroid treatments during relapse periods. 

Treatment Topics

Alternative Treatment

About 60 percent of all MS patients will try an alternative treatment at some point. Some of these methods include…

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Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency Surgery, or CCSVI, is a controversial surgical procedure.  The theory is that MS is caused by blood-flow problems in the…

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Disease-Modifying Drugs

The advent of disease modifying drugs made MS a treatable condition.  These drugs include beta (Betaseron), alpha (Avonex, Rebif) and glatiramer (Copaxone).

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Injectable Medications

Injectable MS medications are used to treat especially acute or severe cases of MS. 

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New Treatments

Several different new MS treatments are currently being investigated.  Some of these treatments include cannabinoids, a compound found in marijuana; estrogen; T-Cell…

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Steroids for Relapses

Using corticosteroids are the mainstay treatment for a relapse in MS. Steroids help to reduce inflammation in the central…

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Supplements and Vitamins

Theories exist vitamins and supplements can be used to help treatment MS, including that Vitamin D levels can be tied to MS.  Other vitamins and supplements that could…

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Symptom Management

Managing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis can be challenging, as symptoms include fatigue, spasticity and pain in lower limbs, bladder dysfunction, tremors and depression,…

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Hot Topics

Multiple sclerosis, with its relapsing/remitting nature, symptoms which are difficult to pinpoint and extreme variation from patient to patient, encourages misconceptions and myths. One particularly cruel myth is the MS “cure”. …