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Forum: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age. MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body's own immune cells attack the nervous system. Repeated episodes of inflammation can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Websites (posted by David Hosobuchi, 10/2006--Updated 1/2018)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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    06-17-2018, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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    • Views: 24,362
    05-02-2017, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-18-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  1. The cats must have been in Howie's computer

    Started by agate, 07-10-2015 07:32 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,417
    07-13-2015, 02:58 AM Go to last post
  2. Post My oh My

    Started by Tweeker, 07-06-2015 10:13 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,465
    07-12-2015, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  3. MSAA summary of topics at annual CMSC conference

    Started by agate, 07-10-2015 03:29 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,056
    07-10-2015, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  4. OT June Chit Chat,,

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 05-31-2015 10:13 PM
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    • Replies: 212
    • Views: 17,939
    07-10-2015, 11:12 AM Go to last post
  5. Where is our Sally?/Sally Found!

    Started by stillstANNding, 06-10-2015 06:08 PM
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    • Replies: 157
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    07-10-2015, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  6. I forget

    Started by Gary, 04-03-2015 11:13 AM
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    • Replies: 56
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    07-08-2015, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  7. Tysabri helps cognitive impairment

    Started by SuzE-Q, 07-07-2015 07:56 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-07-2015, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Faux muscle injury

    Started by Parsi, 07-01-2015 04:29 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,466
    07-01-2015, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  9. Angry Teva settles in Provigil pay off case.

    Started by stillstANNding, 05-29-2015 07:59 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
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    06-30-2015, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  10. 2nd PML case in MS patient taking Gilenya

    Started by agate, 06-16-2015 08:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,735
    06-29-2015, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  11. Neurologist in Eugene Oregon area

    Started by selkie, 06-28-2015 08:35 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,786
    06-29-2015, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  12. Spasticity weirdness

    Started by Sunshine, 06-24-2015 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-26-2015, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  13. Update on Craig M (Undiagnosed)

    Started by Cherie, 06-25-2015 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,260
    06-25-2015, 06:33 PM Go to last post
  14. Fitness-to-drive test for people with MS validated

    Started by agate, 06-03-2015 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,808
    06-24-2015, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  15. Happy Father's Day!

    Started by nuthatch, 06-21-2015 01:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-22-2015, 10:17 AM Go to last post
  16. Lightbulb free power chair

    Started by atlantis, 05-25-2015 11:32 AM
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    06-19-2015, 09:14 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 3,189
    06-09-2015, 03:12 AM Go to last post
  17. Exclamation OT Storks Live in the Netherlands.

    Started by SalpalSally, 05-22-2015 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-08-2015, 06:40 PM Go to last post

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