commonly known as MS, is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the central nervous system. During infancy the body's immune system learns to differentiate between self and non-self. This means that normally the body learns not to attack itself; It also knows when a foreign object like a virus has entered the body which needs to be gotten rid of. In autoimmune diseases, the recognition of self is lost and the body attacks itself.
In Multiple Sclerosis the immune system attacks the brain, the optic nerves, and the
spinal cord. All the symptoms are caused as the result of nerve injury in the central nervous system. Since the cause of the disease is immune mediated, we have successfully used medications that modify the immune system with success in the treatment of the difficult cases.