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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.

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

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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

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

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  7. Resilience: interesting articles

    Started by BBS1951, 11-19-2017 01:58 PM
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  8. Rigid versus Fold up wheelchairs

    Started by BBS1951, 11-14-2017 09:52 AM
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  9. Another short piece describing someone's MS pain...

    Started by Lazarus, 10-27-2017 11:04 AM
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  12. Wheelchair progress

    Started by BBS1951, 10-15-2017 06:56 AM
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