Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, there are strategies to help change the course of the disease, treat flare-ups, manage symptoms and improve mobility:
- Medications can be used to manage symptoms and complications that range from dizziness, fatigue or pain, to bladder dysfunctions and muscle spasms.
- Assistive devices can help facilitate everyday activities — everything from canes and walkers to improve mobility, to specially designed automotive devices to facilitate driving.
- Rehabilitation therapies, including physical, occupational, cognitive, and speech and language therapies can help improve motor and cognitive functioning and manage symptoms.
- Clinical trials can offer patients an opportunity to benefit from the latest treatment options and play an important part in developing more effective treatment options.