So what does this Mean for the Person with a Nervous System Gone Haywire?

The good news is that while a cure for MS is not currently available, there are many promising treatments and drugs designed to alleviate symptoms and slow disease progression.

There is promising clinical evidence showing that certain therapies started early in the disease can significantly slow MS progression. Of course, there are the occasional horror stories of total paralysis and incapacitation, but they are clearly the minority of MS cases.

As it now stands, many people with MS continue to lead fulfilling lives and learn to adjust to life with a chronic illness.

The majority of MS symptoms are manageable under a doctor’s care — with medications, physical therapy, and practical lifestyle adjustments.

NOTE: This article is derived from personal experience and research. It is intended for general information only. Consult your physician or other health care professional for specific advice on your health care choices.