Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
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The goals of MS treatment are to relieve symptoms, prevent relapses, and slow disease progression. The treatment and management of MS involves lifestyle changes, medication, and other treatments, such as physical therapy or mental health services (counseling).
Treatment involves the following:
At this time, there are no surgical options for the underlying treatment of MS.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/ .
National Multiple Sclerosis Society website. Available at: http://nationalmssociety.org/ .
Last reviewed July 2008 by ]]>Rimas Lukas, MD]]>
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