|Name||Multiple Sclerosis (MS)|
|Related to/Also known as|
|Symptoms of MS
Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disabling neurological disorder affecting young adults. MS occurs as the result of damage to myelin - the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system. This damage interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body.
• The British Deaf Association has information in BSL about Multiple Sclerosis.
|Useful national contacts||MS Society
Helpline: 0808 800 8000
Find your local support group:
• MS Legal Line – 0207 791 9800 option 2. This goes through to Disability Law Service who they work with. They will help advise/support with tribunals. Also help with any employment legal issues.
Multiple Sclerosis Trust
CSF Leak Association
|Children & young people||Young people and MS (MS Trust)
Kids' guide to MS (MS Trust)
For 6-10 year olds who have a mum or dad with MS
Multiple sclerosis (Great Ormond Street Hospital)
|Online resources||MS Trust: Newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
Physiotherapy works: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists factsheet)
Applying for PIP (MS Society)
MS-UK Live Webchat
NHS Choices: Multiple Sclerosis
NHS Videos: Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
BBC: What is multiple sclerosis?
MS-UK video 'We're here if you need us'
MS Research Treatment and Education charity
A ground-breaking study designed to increase our understanding of living with MS in the UK
Trigeminal Neuralgia (NORD, U.S. National Organization for Rare Disorders)
Includes details of TN2, 'atypical' or 'symptomatic' Trigeminal Neuralgia
Tumefactive multiple sclerosis (U.S. Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center)
Legal status of cannabis (MS Trust, October 2018)
News and events
'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients (BBC, March 2018)
Emerging areas of research: Stem cells (MS Society)
Visit our library to borrow Annie & Dan talk about MS : a DVD for children under 10