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What is multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, lifelong neurological disorder that affects the brain, spinal cord and nerves, and ultimately causes the demyelination (attack) of neurons in the central nervous system. MS is classed an autoimmune condition which means that the body's immune system, which fights off infections, confuses the body's tissue with a foreign body and attacks it. As a result, messages from the brain travelling along nerve fibres are slowed or distorted, resulting in a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms.

MS the most common neurological disease in young people, and is thought to affect around 85,000 people in the UK. MS is usually diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40 years old and affects women twice as often as men. Whilst there is currently no cure for MS, the condition is manageable with the right treatment.

Treatment for MS at Priory

Priory provides high quality, rehabilitation-focused treatment programmes for those with MS, as part of our dedicated Brain Injury Services. We can provide expert support, delivered across our specialist sites throughout the UK.

Priory’s Brain Injury Services encompass all aspects of neurorehabilitation, including:

  • Physical
  • Behavioural
  • Cognitive
  • Emotional
  • Communication
  • Social

Treatment is delivered within a broad variety of environments, ranging from hospital settings to transitional living homes. The breadth of the service allows our network to offer comprehensive care pathways, ensuring that all services have consistency in their approach and adhere to national guidelines. 

Priory has over 25 years’ experience in providing a range of specialist complex care services for people with MS. We are dedicated to supporting both the patient and family, with the intention of maximising quality of life and maintaining functional independence for as long as possible.

What are the symptoms of MS?
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