Do you know where your multiple sclerosis lesions are? I know I have some on both my brain and spine, although I am not sure (or can’t remember) the exact location.
As you may know, our body’s own immune system attacks the tissue surrounding the nerve fibers in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. This covering is made of a fatty substance called myelin. It insulates the nerves and helps them send electrical signals that control movement, speech, and other functions. When myelin is destroyed, scar tissue forms, and nerve messages are not transmitted properly.
I found this interesting infographic of the vertebras of the spine correlating with symptoms based on where MS lesions are located.
Although it doesn’t cure any of our symptoms, I find it very interesting and hope to look at my next MRI.
Do you know where your lesions are located?
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