Treatments for MS include those that help reduce relapses in MS and relieve symptoms, as well as therapies that can improve a person’s ability to function and to take part in their day-to-day activities.
Disease-modifying treatments aim to prevent or reduce the number of MS relapses that occur and thereby reduce the accumulation of disability over the person’s lifetime.
When disease-modifying treatments do not work effectively, or a relapse occurs, there are other treatment options available.
We also outline some of the complementary or alternative therapies that people with MS may use alongside conventional treatments.
This information should not be relied on to suggest a course of treatment for a particular individual, and it should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or the advice or a physician or other qualified healthcare provider. You should contact or see your physician or other qualified healthcare provider promptly if you have any questions or before embarking on a new treatment, diet, or fitness programme.