What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). People with Multiple Sclerosis battle a chronic degenerative disease, and suffer from episodes, or ‘attacks,’ of symptoms. The disease involves a loss of myelin, the coating of the nerve fibers. Specifically in MS, the immune system attacks the myelin that covers nerve fibers and interrupts communications between your brain and the rest of your body. The many symptoms of MS are varied, and patients battling this disease may see an attack at any time, often with different symptoms. However, most people experience “relapsing-remitting” MS, eventually leading to a steady progression of symptoms. “Secondary-progressive” MS is when symptoms do not experience any periods of remission.
Correlation Between Multiple Sclerosis and Vaccines
There have been numerous studies to determine a possible correlation between MS and vaccines. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society strongly recommends people with MS against taking a live-virus vaccine. If you feel that you have developed Multiple Sclerosis due to a vaccine, contact a lawyer who is experienced in representing victims in the Federal Vaccine Court. Filing a vaccine injury claim is very complex. However, there are no legal costs for an injured patient represented by mctlaw. Once your case is complete, our Law Firm then asks the Court for reimbursement of the fees and costs incurred representing you. This reimbursement is separate from any money that you are awarded by the Federal Vaccine Court. You never have to share ANY portion of your money for damages with our law firm. Click here to find out more about the legal process of vaccine injury compensation.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
- Numbness and Weakness of the Limbs, Typically on One Side of the Body
- Tingling or Pain
- Double Vision
- Loss of Vision, Often with Pain
- Lack of Coordination
- Slurred Speech
- Shock Sensations Related to Neck
- Bowel and Bladder Function Problems
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MS is difficult to diagnose and will require a complete neurological exam and review of your medical history. Because of this, there is no one test to conduct in diagnosing MS, rather it is diagnosed by excluding out other potential causes of your symptoms. Your doctors will normally start with a medical exam, and include blood tests, a spinal tap, an MRI, and an evoked potential test. An evoked potential test involves using stimuli to test reactions.
The cause of multiple sclerosis remains unknown. However, it is classified as an autoimmune disease because the body’s immune system attacks itself. While the cause remains unclear, there is evidence that a combination of genetics and environmental factors is responsible. More recently, infectious factors are being considered as potential causes, including but not limited to measles, distemper, herpes, and Epstein-Barr.
Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for MS. Instead, treatment focuses on managing symptoms and slowing the progression of the disease. If you are having very mild symptoms, you might not require any treatment. Corticosteroids are often prescribed to reduce nerve inflammation. There are many different treatments that are used to attempt to slow the progression of the disease. However, each treatment should be considered on an individual basis depending on the type and progression of the disease. Many people consider alternative forms of treatment, but few studies have been performed as to their effectiveness.
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