Certainly no one wants to get sick, and nobody wants to quit his or her job as a result of illnesses. But sometimes there is no choice. While most people who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS) maintain a good quality of life and continue to work for 20 years or more, the condition can worsen and the need for disability benefits can become a reality.
Living With MS
While there is no cure for MS, there are many treatment options available to you if diagnosed with this disease. It is important that you remain under the care of a medical professional who knows you, the nature of your symptoms, and the progression of your disease.
Here are some MS treatment options, which include things you can do on your own:
- Medications: A wide variety of medications are used to treat MS, all of which are aimed at modifying the symptoms of the disease. Some of the drugs are used to combat specific symptoms, while others are used to prevent and treat attacks. Disease-modifying drugs work to address inflammation issues and make daily life as normal as possible.
- Physical Therapy: Many MS patients find great help through physical therapy. The exercises and coping strategies that a good therapist can teach you can greatly improve your daily life.
- Lifestyle Remedies: The way you live can also help deal with MS. The Mayo Clinic suggests that you get plenty of rest, regular exercise, stay cool, eat a healthy, balanced diet, and avoid stress. Yoga, tai chi, massage, meditation and breathing techniques are all ways to slow down and stay healthier.
If you or a loved one suffers from MS, you have many options as to how you deal with the disease. You also have options if you become disabled as a result of it. If you discover you can no longer work, or if you feel that you will be unable to work in the future, contact the New England disability experts at Keefe Disability Law. Call us toll-free today at 888-904-6847 to get started with the SSA disability application process.