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What Exactly Is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Kevin Cleary Apr 21, 2014

Our muscles move by receiving electrical impulses from our brain that travel through our nerves. This electrical signal travels on the outside of our nerves through a coating called myelin. When white blood cells are drawn to regions of white matter they create what’s called the inflammatory response and causes damage to myelin. The damage to our myelin is called demyelination. This effectively works the same way as the damaged insulation of an electrical circuit. It impedes the transmission of nerve signals or can even jump the signal to other demyelinated axons.