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Medications can help ease MS attacks and possibly slow the disease. Physical therapy and other treatments help control symptoms -- and improve your quality of life.

Treatment

There’s hope for MS, with several drugs that can help slow the disease. Read more about disease-modifying drugs.

Medications used to treat MS.

This surgical procedure is effective in controlling tremors, but it has risks. Read this brief overview.

Plasma Exchange (also called Plasmapheresis) is one possible treatment for MS. Read more about this option.

Muscle spasms and stiffness are triggered by many factors. This overview explains what’s happening -- and what helps. Click here.

Embarrassing bladder problems are common, and they can be solved. Learn to regain control of your bladder. Click here.

Certain interventions could relieve MS symptoms and improve quality of life. Read more about the alternative options.

While some alternative treatments do provide relief from MS symptoms, there are others that you may want to avoid. Read more about the riskier and unproven alternative treatments.

Ampyra (dalfampridine) is a new and different treatment option for MS.

Interferon beta drugs are similar to proteins produced by the body for the immune system. Read more about this kind of MS treatment.

Cytoxan suppresses the immune system, which slows MS progression. Find out more about this therapy.

Imuran (azathioprine) is another drug used to slow the progression of MS by suppressing immunity. Click to read more.

Baclofen is a common treatment for spasticity associated with neurological diseases. A pump system can reduce side effects of the medicine for long-term use of the medicine. Learn more.

Botox (botulinum toxin) relaxes muscles and reduces spasticity. Find out how it works.

Novantrone (mitoxantrone IV) is an immune-suppressing medicine that can only be given via an IV. Read more about this therapy for MS.

Potent IV steroids are sometimes used to reduce and control the symptoms of an acute attack of multiple sclerosis.  Find out how doctors use this medicine to ease relapse symptoms.

Tysabri (natalizumab) is a treatment option to delay the progression of MS and reduce flare-ups. Find out more about this drug.

Acupuncture and other alternatives can relieve pain. Read the exciting research.

Care

Multiple sclerosis is a complex condition, so several specialists will be involved in your care. Click here to meet your health care team.

With physical therapy, your quality of life can improve. Learn the benefits of physical therapy. Click here.

Your everyday life can be easier and more productive with an occupational therapist’s help. Click here to learn more.

Hot climates can worsen your MS symptoms, but you can gain control. Learn what to do.

As the body changes with MS, so does bowel control. These tips will help you deal with incontinence, diarrhea, and constipation. Click here.

Damaged nerves can cause these problems. Speech therapy techniques can help. Click here to learn more.

Most MS-related pain can be treated, but it’s not as simple as taking an aspirin. Click here to read about pain treatments.

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