Multiple sclerosis lesions are in fact a symptom of MS that do happen. Lesions can occur in the skin, muscle, organs and other places and can be very painful or even lethal of unattended. However, multiple sclerosis has a wide array of agonizing and life-endangering symptoms that are equally dangerous if not combatted.

The problem with multiple sclerosis is there is no drug to cure this disease. There does exist research awaiting publication which will possibly change how curable this disease is, but for the moment all one can do is to fight it and its symptoms with gusto.

The challenge arises in how many myths about MS there are, which are often regarded as fact. This causes MS to be far more fatal and damaging than it should be. Many people haven’t even heard of MS, despite it being an increasingly common illness around the world. Still more don’t understand the nature of this disease.

Now is the time for these myths to be dealt with. Myth number one is that the disease is a geriatric disorder. Like Alzheimer’s and arthritis, this disease is indeed common among the elderly, but is just as possible to occur in any age group or health demographic.

The second myth is that this disease is viral, bacterial or other infection. This is untrue as well. This disease is actually a failure of the body brought on by internal conditions. It’s not contagious nor can poor sanitation cause it.

The last myth is the frequency of lesions in the brain and spine that are so commonly said to be instant and fatal with MS.

It is true that lesions in the spine and brain can occur like in other parts of the body, but these actually are more common in severe cases of MS and among the elderly and the ill.


First type: multiple sclerosis lesions spine.


Spinal lesions are caused primarily by the root cause of MS, demyelination. This is the process of the myelin sheath, which insulated nerves, breaking down. As a result, the signals the nerves carry don’t reach their destinations in one piece. This is the cause of most MS symptoms like vertigo, various organ failures and most of the pain and fatigue that come with MS.

However, as the myelin breaks down, the nerves themselves are less protected, and this may cause spinal lesions. Spinal lesions are painful and can be debilitating. Symptoms of these spinal lesions can include temporary paralysis, fever and numbness above and beyond the normal MS symptoms.

If this is even remotely suspected by the patient, an MRI is in order. These lesions are less fatal than the second type, though.


Second type: multiple sclerosis lesions brain.


Brain lesions are actually rarer than spinal lesions. With brain lesions, it is a combination of poor oxygen delivery, lack of blood flow and the aforementioned demyelination. Symptoms of brain lesions are very unpredictable. As a result of this, an MRI for brain lesions should be conducted semi-frequently as MS is diagnosed in a patient.

Brain lesions are severely dangerous and can kill a patient. It is hard to treat these, but a competent physician may have options for controlling this and undoing some of its damage. Brain lesions are one of the main causes of MS-related death, second to fatigue accidents and cardiac failure.