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About MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord). Whether you have just been diagnosed with MS, have lived with MS for many years or know someone living with MS, in this section you will find all you need to know about the condition.

MS-UK has made every effort to ensure that this information is correct at the time of writing and can take no responsibility for any errors or omissions, or effects thereof. We recommend that you seek professional medical advice before any new treatments or therapies are considered or implemented.

Supporting you

We’re here to support you, whether you are awaiting a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or have been living with the condition for years.

The MS-UK Helpline is open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, and our trained MS Advisors are available to speak on the telephone or online via live web chat, or via email, whichever suits you. Our helpline also produce a range of resources for you to download, including our Choices leaflets and our newly diagnosed booklet.

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New Pathways is our bi-monthly magazine. Available in print, audio version, large print and digitally via the My MS-UK app, New Pathways is full of the latest MS news regarding trials, drug development and research, real people’s stories as well as competitions, special offers and product reviews. 

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