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Can everyone with MS end up in a wheelchair?

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In brief: No, rather rare now

In years past, not unique for patients to deteriorate due to lack of effective meds, but times have changed and disease modifying items have truly protected patients quite well.
Best treatment is adequate prevention, and therefore, the newer oral agents and tysabri, (natalizumab) offer a far more effective approach to prevent loss of ambulation. Also, useful are vitamin d and ampyra.

In brief: No, rather rare now

In years past, not unique for patients to deteriorate due to lack of effective meds, but times have changed and disease modifying items have truly protected patients quite well.
Best treatment is adequate prevention, and therefore, the newer oral agents and tysabri, (natalizumab) offer a far more effective approach to prevent loss of ambulation. Also, useful are vitamin d and ampyra.
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