Multiple Sclerosis, more commonly known as MS, is a chronic disease of the spinal cord and brain, which attacks the central nervous system. MS disrupts communication between the brain and the body as the immune system begins to erode nerve fibers that cover the spinal cord.
Though this chronic disease is not curable, there are many forms of MS treatments and MS medications available to the public. Some MS treatments include chemotherapy, which kills cells that multiply too quickly, and steroid use, which reduces inflammation so tissue can be repaired. Other multiple sclerosis treatments are less invasive such as physical therapy, which can be done with a physical therapist or alone in the comfort of one’s home for 20-30 minutes a day.