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Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

MS is treated to ease health problems, stop flare-ups, and slow it down. You will need to make changes to your life. You may also need to take medicines, and have other treatments like physical therapy or counseling.

You may need:

Surgeries can't cure this. But deep brain stimulation may help people with tremors. A device placed in the brain sends electrical signals. It can block the signals that trigger tremors.

REFERENCES:

Goodin DS, Frohman EM, et al. Disease modifying therapies in multiple sclerosis: report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the MS Council for Clinical Practice Guidelines. Neurology. 2002 Jan 22;58(2):169-178.

Multiple sclerosis (MS). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116285/Multiple-sclerosis-MS. Updated March 4, 2016. Accessed October 6, 2016.

NINDS multiple sclerosis information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/multiple_sclerosis/multiple_sclerosis.htm. Updated November 19, 2015. Accessed September 13, 2016.

What is MS? National Multiple Sclerosis Society website. Available at: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS. Accessed September 13, 2016.

Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD  Last Updated 9/26/2018