Five Common MS Triggers and How to Avoid Them

Avoiding MS Triggers and Flare-Ups Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a random illness that can strike us down when we’re least expecting it, but there are...

Understanding and Treating Lower Back Spasms

Overview About 80 percent of the U.S. population will have back pain at some time in their lives, according to the American Chiropractic Association....

Smoking May Speed Up MS Progression, Lower Treatment Effectiveness, Study Reports

Smoking may increase multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity, quicken disability progression, and speed the transition from relapsing to secondary progressive MS (SPMS) by as...

The multiple sclerosis phantom itch is real

I have this incessant itch on my upper left arm that will not go away. I try to scratch it, but oddly enough I...

To the person behind me in the checkout lane

To the person behind me in the checkout lane yesterday at the grocery store: As you could easily see, I am in a wheelchair. Not...

Rise Up

Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficulties and finding your strength within. Where do I begin? I’m 39 years old and have been through...

United Spinal Focuses on Improving Rehabilitation During SCI Awareness Month

United Spinal Association is identifying barriers to appropriate rehabilitation services that provide greater personal independence and improved quality of life for individuals living with...

For the love of shoes…

I love shoes. I really do. Even though I’m tall—over 6 foot—I would wear 3 inch heels proudly. When multiple sclerosis came along, it...

Large Study Showed Long-Term Benefits of Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cell Transplantation...

An international study evaluated long-term outcomes from bone marrow-derived stem cell transplantation (autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – HSCT) in 261 people with different...

Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Oral Ibudilast Demonstrates Slowing of Brain...

Results were published of a phase 2 clinical trial testing an oral therapy ibudilast (MN-166, MediciNova, Inc.) in people with progressive forms of MS. ...
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