Progressive MS

MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve.

The disease attacks and destroys myelin – the protective fatty insulation around the nerve fibres of the brain and spinal cord – interrupting signals between the brain and the body.

While there has been dramatic and life-changing progress in the understanding and treatment of relapsing remitting MS, the discoveries that will lead to treatment for progressive MS have remained stubbornly elusive.

In this section you can find out more about the condition and the stories of people living with progressive MS.

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