Ailments & Conditions

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Tremors – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and More

Multiple Sclerosis and Tremors in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. In people with this condition, the immune system mistakenly attacks myelin, the protective layer around your nerve fibers. This leads to temporary lesions and inflammation in the body. In addition, multiple sclerosis would cause persistent lesions due to scar tissue, which would make it more challenging for the brain to transmit signals to other parts of the body. There is currently no cure for the condition. However, there are certain treatments to help manage the symptoms. [1]

A tremor refers to the rhythmic and involuntary shaking that you cannot control. It is a common sign of multiple sclerosis that typically affects who have at least 5 years of this condition. Tremors may affect one or multiple parts of the body, such as vocal cords, legs, arms, torso, and the head. They would be continuous or come and go. You may have tremors when doing something with the hands, and the severity would range from hardly noticeable to so serious that daily tasks would be affected. In these cases, it can be very challenging to manage the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and tremors. [2]