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 percent of patients.

MS Prevention

There is no established prevention for multiple sclerosis.

Publication Review By: Jean-Raphael Schneider, M.D.

Published: 01 Jan 2000

Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014