Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis, often abbreviated to MS, is so named because of the numerous sclerae, better known as scars, lesions, or plaques, that form within the nervous system. These scars generally impact the white matter found in the brain stem, optic nerve, spinal cord, and basal ganglia.

While more common in northern hemispheres, MS spreads its symptoms around the world, where it is the most frequently occurring disabling neurological condition. You can develop Multiple Sclerosis at any time in your life, but diagnosis usually comes between 20 and 50 years of age. This diagnosis usually follows a pattern of symptoms that lead to testing. The symptoms are varied from person to person and can come and go.