Multiple Sclerosis, or simply MS, is a debilitating disease that effects over 1/1000 Canadians according to the MS Society of Canada. While it is not fully understood, MS is an auto-immune disease that tricks your body’s immune system into attacking the myelin sheaths that coat many of your nerves. The myelin sheaths speed up the communication between cells, and MS disrupts the flow of information from your brain to your body.
The causes of MS are not well understood either, and it can strike anyone at any age but usually is observed between the ages of 15-40. Women are about twice as likely to develop it as men and white people, particularly of Northern European decent, are more susceptible than other ethnicities. MS is not contagious and not directly inheritable, though genetic factors do appear to contribute to the disease.
Thankfully, MS is not fatal and those afflicted with it can expect to live a relatively normal lifespan. However, symptoms can be quite severe and the course of the disease can be unpredictable. Most people with MS enter into a relapse-remission cycle where new symptoms will emerge then relapse, or partially relapse for weeks, months, or even years. For others, the disease follows a steady progression and the majority of those who begin with a relapse-remission cycle will switch to a steady progression in time.
Those with MS can expect to experience a wide range of symptoms that among other things, can affect your ability to work and live a normal life. Muscle stiffness and paralysis – particularly in the legs are common for those with MS. Epilepsy and depression are also associated with the disease. Symptoms can include but are not limited to:
- Partial or complete blindness and pain with eye movements
- Tingling and electric shock sensations
- Slurred speech
- Fatigue and dizziness
- Tremors and an unsteady gait
- Bowel and bladder issues
While there is no cure at the moment, certain symptoms can be managed. However, if you are in need of assistance for a long term disability claim, Campisi Law can help. “Clients first. Excellence always” is more than just a slogan to us, it’s how we run our practice. We promise to treat you with dignity, giving you the best cost-effective service possible. We are confident in our lawyers’ skills and experience. You don’t even have to pay until your case is won or settled.
If you feel like you may need legal assistance dealing with an uncooperative insurance agency, call Campisi Law today at 1-855-525-5502, or visit us online to fill out our “quick contact from” so we can review your case, free of charge. If you’ve already spoken with another law firm and would like a second opinion, we can offer you that free of charge as well. A serious illness such as MS can be frightening and stressful. Campisi Law can help lift some of that burden while getting you the compensation you deserve.
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