Multiple Sclerosis (commonly referred to as MS), is a chronic immune disease that affects the brain, spine, and central nervous system. The disease attacks the body’s myelin, which is a fatty tissue that is supposed to protect the nerves and improve the rate of nerve transmission throughout the body.
Medical experts are not sure of the exact cause of MS, but studies indicate that it is most likely caused by genetic mutations that are inherited. People who have MS often experience symptoms that are triggered by the environment, including work conditions involving dangerous chemicals. If you would like more information about Multiple Sclerosis, visit the website of the National MS Society.
Symptoms and Treatment Options for MS:
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease that can have symptoms ranging from mild to severe.
Some symptoms of MS can include:
- Tingling sensation
- Eye pain or vision loss
- Change personality
- Loss of strength in limbs
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consult a doctor immediately to determine if you have MS. Physicians can use a diagnosis of exclusion to help determine whether a patient has MS.
Treatment options can include therapy and physical training to assist patients in retraining their muscles and alleviating pain caused by the disease.
What To Do If You Have MS:
If you believe that your MS symptoms are linked to your work conditions, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. At Alvandi Law Group, our workers’ compensation lawyers in Orange County have experience representing clients who have MS. We understand the severity of the condition and the struggles that our clients face. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you recover compensation for your medical treatment and losses.