MS Prognosis

Most people with MS have a relatively normal life span and life expectancy is about 35 years after onset. After 25 years, approximately two-thirds of patients remain mobile. The disorder eventually results in physical limitations in about 70% of patients.

MS Prevention

There is no established prevention for multiple sclerosis.

Publication Review By: Jean-Raphael Schneider, M.D., Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 01 Jan 2000

Last Modified: 02 Dec 2011