MS treatment seeks to reduce symptoms and decrease the rate of progression of the disease. Early treatment is the key to managing MS because it helps prevent irreparable damage to the nerves. Disease-modifying therapies, ongoing treatments that you will take indefinitely, and medications that treat advanced MS are the main types of medications used. Physical and occupational therapy are also usually recommended. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how MS treatments help relieve symptoms, prevent nervous system damage, and much more.
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