Multiple Sclerosis MS Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
- Find a Doctor
- Resource Guide
How to Treat Multiple Sclerosis MS
The goals of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment are to relieve symptoms, prevent relapses, and slow disease progression. The treatment and management of MS involves lifestyle changes, medicine, and other treatments, such as physical therapy or mental health services (counseling).
Treatment involves the following:
At this time, there are no surgical options for the underlying treatment of MS. But, there is an option, called deep brain stimulation, for patients who have severe tremor. Deep brain stimulation involves implanting a device in the brain that sends electrical signals, which can block the signals that are triggering the tremors.