In a person with multiple sclerosis, lesions or plaques will grow on the spinal cord and the brain.  The MS spinal cord can have several of these lesions interfering with the function of the nervous system.  The lesions on a multiple sclerosis spinal cord can cause significant problems, especially in the lower body.  Some of these problems can include bladder or bowel incontinence, muscle cramping or spasms, and numbness or tingling, especially in the lower extremities.  If someone is experiencing any of these symptoms, they should seek out medical attention.  A doctor will likely recommend that a MRI test be done to look for lesions on the spinal cord.

There is currently no cure for lesions, although there are treatments that can help stop lesions from getting worse and growing bigger.  This can help to slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis and its symptoms.  Treatments…