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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, 10/06)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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  1. Keep on Moving Club: Nov. 2017

    Started by BBS1951, 11-01-2017 01:47 AM
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  2. My experience with low dose Naltrexone

    Started by Sherman Peabody, 11-20-2017 11:07 PM
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  3. OT November Chit Chat

    Started by Pegakafarmgirl, 10-31-2017 10:39 PM
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  4. Thumbs up Politics

    Started by Howie, 11-09-2016 02:48 AM
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  5. Resilience: interesting articles

    Started by BBS1951, 11-19-2017 01:58 PM
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    11-19-2017, 01:26 PM Go to last post
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  6. Rigid versus Fold up wheelchairs

    Started by BBS1951, 11-14-2017 09:52 AM
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    11-16-2017, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  7. Another short piece describing someone's MS pain...

    Started by Lazarus, 10-27-2017 11:04 AM
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    11-16-2017, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  8. Started Medical Marijuana Today-- blog

    Started by BBS1951, 09-14-2017 09:13 AM
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  9. Post Ocrevus Check-In

    Started by Jen's Solitude, 10-10-2017 11:34 AM
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  10. Wheelchair progress

    Started by BBS1951, 10-15-2017 06:56 AM
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  11. Adaptive chopping rolling counter?

    Started by BBS1951, 11-07-2017 08:51 AM
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    11-10-2017, 02:56 AM Go to last post
  12. For Howie

    Started by BBS1951, 11-09-2017 11:16 AM
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    11-09-2017, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  13. From Ectrims on slowing brain atrophy

    Started by Lazarus, 11-06-2017 04:27 PM
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